Jesse Ray Smith

San Diego
Acoustic Guitar

Upcoming Shows

De Oro Mine Co.
Mon 2/4 @ 7:00PM PST
The Field Irish Pub
Wed 2/27 @ 8:30PM PST
Play Song Crossfire (Original) - Jesse Ray Smith

Jesse Ray Smith is a soulful singer / songwriter looking to re-establish his musical home in San Diego. Having ventured north to the Bay Area after college, Jesse eventually made his way back down the coast in 2017 and found his spot in the sun in North County, San Diego. His previous SoCal band, The Pheromones, were nominated 2010 San Diego Music Award's Best Blues Rock Band and frequented clubs like The Belly Up Tavern, Winston's, 710 Beach Club, The Soda Bar, etc. He is now looking for a chance to establish himself as a solo artist, bringing his rootsy, acoustic sound into the cafes and wine bars until we have no choice but to look for bigger venues and players alike. Let's sing and drink and feel good by the beach!! Originals preferred, but an extensive cover catalog of classics and modern sing-alongs is readily available, ranging from Bob Marley to Chris Stapleton. Jesse has all his own gear to put on a show of any size, solo acoustic or with his full band of tastefully...

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Craig Sewall  July 15 2017

Jesse sounded great! Played well to the crowd, will definitely have him back to play at the restaurant.

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Jenn Moore  July 12 2017

We threw an anniversary party last week for our boutique and while using gig town for the first time I was unsure of who to book with so many options! We found Jesse and knew right away he would be the perfect fit for our party. After his opening first song I had multiple party goers come up to me compliment how awesome he was and I knew I could relax because it was clear how much everyone was enjoying his music and sound. He played for 3 hours and was nothing but amazing for the entirety! His genre of songs was a great mix between upbeat and relaxed and even his own songs were some of my favorites! I would honestly highly recommend him to anymore! Thankyou Jesse !!

ethanlbr  July 09 2017

We initially hired Jesse to play an event for an hour or so. After he played for about 20 minutes, we knew we would need for him to play longer, as the crowd ceased their conversing and instead sat down to listen. His voice is simply majestic, and he can play any artist/song that fits the mood, from Neil Young to Clapton to the Lumineers. We asked him about original songs, and he played a few of his own as well. Overall, I highly recommend him. He was professional, prompt, he has a great personality, and he can intertwine classic hits with original music. His voice is one of the best voices I have heard from a solo artist, and we will definitely be hiring him again soon.

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GigTown Venue  August 21 2017