Jesse Manley was born in Montana and spent his early childhood on an expansive ranch just north of Yellowstone National Park. The history and raw folklore of the area continue to influence his music to this day. Jesse’s musical style was shaped by listening to his father both play traditional folk music and recite verse from Robert Service’s epic poetry. While Jesse had dabbled in playing music, it wasn’t until his senior year of college that he discovered his passion for songwriting.
Since moving to the Denver area in 2001, Jesse has honed his musical and compositional skills into those of a “mature songwriter with a well-developed style (Eric Eyl, Westword).” He is currently working on his first album (collaborating with Dave Willey), and has recently begun playing out. Eric Eyl of the Westword says, “I was instantly captivated by Manley’s songs and sounds” and his “…earnest lyrics, dreamy melodies, and a truly unique voice.”