Jesse DeNatale

Jesse DeNatale

Jesse DeNatale is a singer-songwriter in Northern California. He was born in San Francisco. DeNatale (rhymes with “seen a trolley?”) has been writing songs for as long as he can remember. He has released two critically acclaimed records: Shangri-La West (2000) and Soul Parade (2006). He will be releasing his next record The Wilderness this year, on Blue Arrow Records. His music has been described as evocative, and hopeful, a combination of poetry and storytelling. He is looking forward to recording a backlog of material in 2020.

“Now it seems that all the best ones have been driven underground. If there’s a leak in the boiler room it’s the music of Jesse DeNatale , a unique and original American voice.”
- Tom Waits

"I have seen Jesse DeNatale play many times and he creates his own atmosphere as a performer. One of my favorite things about him is his piano playing. We once did a tour together during which his beautiful singing voice & his stories attracted followers wherever we went." - Jonathan Richman

"...Jesse DeNatale's songs are not only well worth hearing, they're well worth hearing again and again." -Ben Fong-Torres, Former Rolling Stone Senior Editor

"A dynamic tune-fountain…and one of the most distinctive singers and creative lyricists of his generation and the generations that flank him.” - Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate 2001-2003

"A beautiful folk-rock poet, you may not know him but you must"
-Gary Topp, Renowned Canadian Music Promoter

“The bard of Tomales Bay” - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott