From the city where they sun shines through the mist, Temecula, California, comes the jazzy folk duo Nathan & Jessie. Born of the individuals, Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith, this duo is a unique blend of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, along with interesting interplay between male and female vocals.
Their performances not only include unique all original music, but stories of their travels and interaction with the audience that make for an unforgettable experience. Love of sharing music has taken Nathan & Jessie all over the world, frequenting places like Mexico, Canada, France, New Orleans, and the Pacific Northwest.
The upbeat tunes they write reflect the cultural, emotional, and inspirational images of their life experience and are rooted in the spirit of jazz, improvisation, storytelling, language, and humor.
What people are saying about Nathan & Jessie:
“Their personalities, both personal and musical, appear seamless. The point is, you never really know what you are going to get. And that’s the great aspect of being part of their audience.” -Larry Thompson ECHO AND BUZZ
“A masterpiece in bringing together a good many musical styles and transcending the quality of mere eclecticism and instead creating something altogether new” -Ted Burke SD TROUBADOUR