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Any road dogs, big truckers, or folks with long commutes know this feeling well…You shift in your seat as your eyes start to glaze over. You pound coffee, roll the windows down for cold air, or scream song lyrics at the top of your lungs, hoping some magic force will keep you awake. I realize we shouldn’t drive when we … Read More


A few years ago we played the Chinook Tavern in Denver, Colorado. Out of nowhere, rain clouds gathered that even us Kansas boys were nervous about. Hoping the tents above us would hold, we pressed on, and without warning, a solid sheet of water fell upon us and started pummeling all of the gear we had set up. We attempted … Read More


Wake up at least an hour before check out time. Drink coffee and wander around the hotel and get strange looks from people. Play with my phone and read the news. Return to the room and a) either shower or b) wait a few days. Brush, floss and rinse mouth. Minty fresh. Pack my suitcase, gather my belongings and go … Read More

Jesse Says Thanks

First a big thank you to all of you who wrote, or called, or posted in to wish me Happy Birthday a few weeks back.  I’d like to pay respect and wish “sleep tight” to Charlie Parker, and Michael Jackson too, whom without, I may be compelled year to year to keep August 29 all to myself. As it turned … Read More

How to Tour, Indie Style

How does one tour, you ask?  Touring is kind of like packing for a long vacation, except you will work harder than any job you’ll ever have. For many years I’ve kept the same regimen. Pack two weeks worth of clothes because you never know when you’re gonna come near a washer and dryer.  I calculate this by figuring how … Read More

Behind the Scenes of the “Hey Hey” Video

We are lucky to have an amazing support system back in our hometown of Wichita, KS. In the middle of shooting a video for “Dark Horses” in Barnsdall, OK – (Population 1242- more on that later) we realized our next radio single was going to be the song “Hey Hey.”  Which meant that we now had less than 4 weeks … Read More

Why is Lil Red crying?

“Lil Red” is our mascot and fearless leader. The logo was created in 2002 by Wade Hampton (Wichita, KS) and has been plastered on everything from dolls, bobbleheads, guitars, non-animal tested lipbalm, temporary and REAL tattoos, stickers, picks and drumsticks etc. We call our eco-bus “Lil Red #1″ (homage to Wille Nelson’s Honeysuckle Rose 1-3 tour buses) and Lil Red … Read More

that jacket is gonna get you killed….

I went down to the last SXSW in Austin to speak on a panel about film/tv music licensing and to take in some new music. This was the rare time I didn’t have my band/crew with me and I immediately got myself in trouble. It’s 9am and I’m at a Schlotzsky’s 7 miles north of town mapping out the day. How … Read More

How do I get my song in film/tv?

How do I get my song in film and tv? I am asked this often, and it’s high time I put it down in one place. This is gonna be a long one, for as with most things there is no one way and no shortcuts. This blog will bore the living hell out of any non-musician/writer, but many of … Read More

Hello world!

Word press is fabulous. So is my web company Entermotion. It’s about high time I stop filling up my little dollar-store journals and let you fine people into the insanity that is a full-time touring rock n’ roll outfit. I hope to make you laugh, I hope you feel the inspiration we get to feel roaming the country-side : the … Read More

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