Jesse Ruben / Marianne Keith
Berklee alumnus Jesse Ruben released his debut album <em>Aiming for Honesty</em> in January 2008, and has been touring relentlessly. Ruben's material reflects his powerful ability to relate his own life to those around him, creating an unusually personal experience for listeners.
The album received major radio airplay on both college and commercial stations, including a live broadcast on NPR and heavy rotation on the XM station The Loft. The first single, "A Lack of Armor," was a finalist in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as the 2008 New York Songwriter’s Circle Contest.