Jesse Thomas's "You I Want" at Starbucks

Singer-Songwriter Jesse Thomas will be featured as the Starbucks Pick of the Week for the week of February 8th. Download cards will be available at all participating Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada. This is a Venti sized promotion for the pint sized artist (Jesse is barely 5 feet tall), featuring her 50’s inspired track “You I Want.” Aside from keeping North America caffeinated with tens of thousands of stores, the coffee giant has also been championing some outstanding artists through their Pick of the Week program, offering free downloads through their partnership with iTunes. Past participants include: Neko Case, Diana Krall, Gregg Allman and Andrew Bird.
Originally from Covington, Kentucky, Jesse Thomas has accomplished a lot in the two short years that she’s been residing in Los Angeles. In 2008, she arrived in LA not knowing a soul and with very little money in her pocket. A few performances and rough demos later, Jesse caught the attention of producer Jim Roach, who signed her to his Red Parade Music Group in 2010.
Shortly after the Red Parade signing, Jesse released her debut “Hazel EP” through Red Parade. The record was featured in the New and Noteworthy section on iTunes and debuted in the top ten on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart.
Jesse continues to entertain and recruit new fans with her infectious and hilariously honest personality on stage and through her lively videos on YouTube. Her smoky voice is dripping with the soul and emotion that far exceeds an artist in her twenties.
Jesse will be heading out on a west coast tour this winter with Stacey Clark and Jake Newton that will lead up to a showcasing spot at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.


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