Opening Act: Thursday, August 12
Jesse Christen is a guitarist from Sioux Falls, SD. He plays a mixture of music that he’s loved since he was a child. It’s jazz, blues and rock all mixed up. Some call him a jazz player since he improvises a lot and can play songs with a lot of chords. Many people call him a blues player. He says that’s because of his left hand vibrato. He used to cut all his hair off and play punk rock music when he was a kid.
As for career experiences, he’s played with legendary jazz and fusion drummer Alphonse Mouzon. He’s performed on the main stage at Sioux Falls’ Jazzfest numerous times. He’s performed at Sioux City, Iowa’s Tommy Bolin Fest in the Tommy Bolin Tribute Band featuring many well-respected area, national and global musicians. If you enjoy music that’s played with passion, kill and creativity, he’s the guitar man for you.
Here are a few clips of Jesse in action:
Jesse Christen will be opening for Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory on Thursday, August 12th.
Schedule of the night includes:
6:00pm Lawn Opens (food/drink vendors open)
6:30pm Music Starts
Opener: Jesse Christen
Headliner: Alvin Youngblood Hart
Featured food trucks: Backyard BBQ, Buffalo Gal, Neighborhood Grill
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