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Cassie's Steakhouse
Cassie's | 214 Yellowstone Avenue, Cody, Wyoming


Jul 05 2024


8:00 pm

Jessee Lee – Live Music

Jessee Lee, the daughter of a Grammy- nominated singer-songwriter, left her native Nashville for Texas in 2015 and began her own musical journey five years ago. Unlikely to be mistaken for anything but a country singer, Jessee Lee displays wit and serious songwriting chops on the seven tracks here. It’s no wonder she has found a following around the Hill Country of Texas and played legendary venues such as Gruene Hall and Floore’s Country Store as well as taking her songs to a wider audience at festivals coast to coast. There are only seven tracks, which borders on EP length, but so individual is her voice, and so good are her songs that the wonderfully named Dive Bar Superstar is worthy of far more column inches.
Jessee Lee’s vocals are even described as “unique” in her own bio. There’s an Amy Winehouse quality that’s for sure, and they are solidly intused with a country twang. On Black Wolf she even lends the kind of jazzy inflection that would have been at home on a Winehouse recording. Add some jazzy piano and a subtle horn section to the swingin’ Stay Sweet Heart and it’s even more obvious. But alongside those unusual- yet-wonderful vocals is a way with a turn of phrase and down- home wisdom that we might more usually associate with a maturity way beyond Lee’s 25.
times around the sun. The opening You’re Gonna Be Your Mama is sprinkled with wonderful lines like “it’s bad enough you’re gonna look like her” and “you’re gonna walk like her, and talk like her, and make a mean lasagne”set to a wonderfully catchy Brecht-like backing. On the title track Lee addresses the self-realization on that she is “where I are” than “where you think / ought to be” and “selling t-shirts from the back of my car” and all set to some wonderful honky tonk piano courtesy of Michael Rojas.
and fiddle from Jenee Fleenor. Where He Ain’t(*I don’t know where he is right now but I know where he ain’t] is another example of great writing and the track most likely to gain recognition from the more mainstream country media. It’s only a matter of time before Jessee Lee is emulating her dad with Grammy nominations and fending off major label offers.

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