Thistles - EP

Jesse James Burnitt

Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter - tales of life & love in the mountains, the desert, and the south. Comparing landscapes to relationships with subtle poetic metaphor, but leaving the doors wide open for individual interpretation. Beauty mixed with pain in complex simplicity.
This is Thistles.
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The purpose of an artist is to make their audience feel - something, anything. It could be a laugh, or a shared sadness, or that rare connection and powerful moment of realizing you are not alone in your experiences. The best songs make that connection. They weave the threads of human experience into a grand tapestry of connectedness. 


Jesse James Burnitt

Americana | Folk | Southern Gothic | Blues

Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and Performer, Jesse James Burnitt channels a diverse set of influences into his own unique blend of modern Americana. 

Clever and catchy songwriting, poetic lyrics and a soulful voice that can range from angelic to a fierce growl.

Coupled with accomplished and enchanting guitar work, plus an expansive repertoire of cover songs from multiple genres, themes of love, life, loss, longing, and redemption are presented with an engaging honesty that invites the listener to pull up a seat, grab a few drinks, and enjoy the experience.  

Fans of Americana, alt-country, folk, blues, and roots music will enjoy a Jesse James performance as he seamlessly weaves through genres and engaging storytelling.

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Latest News

I am currently working on fleshing out some great songs I've written over the last few years, recording rough demos in my home studio, and really trying to get some solid pieces for you. My plan is to have all these tracks recorded and demo-ready by the end of October, then I'll have YOU give 'em a listen and together we'll round up the five Best songs of the bunch. I'll then take those songs into a much better equipped studio (with someone much smarter and more patient than I at the board) and track them really well with some ace musicians. I'm superexcited to get this Music out!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for coming along on this ride with me!

All the Love in the Universe,