Whatever magic potion the troubadours in Laurel Canyon were sipping on in 1971, Jesse Terry has managed to track it down and take a deep gulp. Now on his seventh album, When We Wander, Terry performs his beautifully crafted songs to around 150 audiences a year from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Song-writers Festival to Americana Fest.
Recorded live, When We Wander prioritises emotion and raw performances over perfection. 'In Spite of You' recalls his stay in a residential facility for behaviour modification that traumatized him as a young teenager: "The sermons that you sold me all were fakes. "Yet he emerged to earn a degree from Berklee College of Music, net a five-year staff writer gigon Nashville's Music Row penning material for major TV networks, and win prestigious songwriting awards.