Jesse David Brand is a singer-songwriter, and actor. On January 1, 2013, the first single 'Praying For Rain', from his 11th solo album WHEN THE DUST SETTLES, was released. The album was recorded at Dredrock Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Recording Engineer, Producer, and Pillar guitarist Noah Henson. Former Kid Rock member Smith Curry, can be heard playing pedal steel on the record. Jesse is also currently working as a background musician on season 2 of the ABC musical drama series Nashville. Jesse was born in Ferndale, Washington. He is the youngest son of Steve Brand, former guitarist for David Frizzell and drummer for Rusty Draper, and Gail Brand, an American Sign Language Interpreter and schoolteacher. Before moving to Texas, Brand earned a living as a carpenter and at one time, a semi truck driver. Though he is most known for his music, Brand is also an actor and accomplished athlete. He landed a bit part in the 2010 Fox television series Lone Star, and appeared in season two of the long running Fox television series Prison Break. He also spent five years in the MPFL (minor professional football league) with the North Texas Stampede (Fort Worth, Texas) and Northwest Avalanche (Bellingham, Washington). Jesse Currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee after spending eight years in Texas, and tours mostly within the Midwestern and Southern United States. During a 2011 interview on Talk It Up TV, Brand stated his dreams of a musical future started when he was six years old, while watching his father's band... "I saw what music did to those people, and I at that moment, made a conscious decision. I said to myself, that's what I'm gonna do with my life." He has shared stages with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, The Doobie Brothers, and has been in bands with Audley Freed and Charlie Daniels. To date, Jesse Brand has released 11 albums under his own label, FiveSlumpRecords, and is considered an important figure among today's songwriters. Become the newest Jesse Brand fan today!
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