One of the joys of meeting fellow travelers along the road  is to solidify the bonds of friendship. Jesse Terry has found that bond in Oregon musician Tyler Fortier. Friends tend to each other in this, not easy, lifestyle  and step up as needed.






July 31 E Flyer


Tyler Fortier hooked me up with Jesse recently. And I thank him for it deeply. I loosely think of it as  “blind date”, or at the very least, a “blind conversation”. You never now how these things will turn out, but it was time spent very well. Philosophical meanderings about how we find our path, how we live our daily life, what’s important, and finally digging into those pesky songwriting “how-to’s. Letting go of what we may have learned about the craft and letting the muse sail us on!

JT Full band

Jesse Terry is a singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry’s music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and Neil Young.


Check at the bottom of the page for handy links to people and places we talked about in the conversation.


Jess, Jesse and traveling dog, Jackson Brown.





Korby Lenker • Jesse Terry EP Release with special guest Tyler Fortier

Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian

Doors open at 7:00

 Alberta Rose Theatre

$12 Advance

$15 At the Door


Two award-winning nationally-touring singer-songwriters share the stage at the Alberta Rose.

Lenker won the prestigious New Folk contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Terry played Bonnaroo  this summer.

Tyler Fortier

Jesse Terry

Korby Lenker

 Bob Lefestz Newsletter

Beth Wood

Rockwood Music Hall

Steven Pressfield The War of Art

Ryan Adams  (His great cover of  “Wonderwall” was featured on the TV series Lie To Me).



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