Jamie McLean, Jesse Dee, Jesse Ruben
Jamie McLean is best known as the guitarist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. His musical journey is now focused on the Jamie McLean Band, which features McLean's electrifying guitar work, soulful vocals, and unique songwriting. The group has been compared to the Black Crowes, the Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, John Mayer, the Allman Brothers, and others.
Jesse Dee is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with a raw, dynamic voice and a commanding presence on the stage.
Jesse Ruben's musical education began at an early age. A fourth-generation musician, his family immersed him in music before he could walk. Still, it wasn't until his father bought him a $99 guitar at sixteen that he really connected to an instrument. He practiced for hours every day after school and soon began writing his own music, heavily influenced by classic singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. By the time he moved to Boston in 2004 he had a record's worth of material and felt it was time to get his music out. He soon began playing at local coffee shops, bars, and colleges. He followed his January, 2008 debut album Aiming for Honesty with a trio of sold-out shows in Philadelphia (World Cafe Live, Downstairs), Boston (Paradise Lounge), and New York (The Bitter End).