The man from Minneapolis
Jesse Larson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 30th April 1986 and is an American singer. With the influence of his father, Jesse got into classic blues at a young age. Even more than singing, Jesse is passionate about guitar, which is thanks to the influence of his father who encouraged him to build guitars from scratch. Sadly Jesse’s father died suddenly of a heart attack, and he almost gave up music after hearing the news He had the opportunity to audition for Prince after his dad’s death, and was finally given a job playing guitar for Judith Hill, who was being produced by the iconic singer. Unfortunately, Judith’s tour was cancelled after Prince’s sudden death, but Jesse stuck with music.
Jesse plays in the Minneapolis band MPLS. The eight member group has been successful throughout Minnesota, particularly with their Michael Jackson tribute.
America votes Jesse Larson through to the Top 12
Seven Minnesota performers have made their mark on the show in its first eleven seasons, and last night Season 12 introduced the viewing audience to Minnesotan No. 8, Jesse Larson.
For his blind audition, Larson belted a heartfelt version of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” punctuated with fleet-fingered guitar work, a performance he dedicated to his late father.
Throughout Adam Levine’s dramatically scrunched face and forcefully balled fist successfully conveyed that he was “feeling it.”
After Levine hit the big red button to add Larson to his team, he lectured his fellow judges, “There’s no one with ears that should not have turned around for that.” (Careful review of the video reveals no such anatomical deficiency on the part of Shelton, Stefani, or Alicia Keys.) Levine went on to compare Larson to CeeLo Green and Eddie Van Halen.
When Larson told the judges he was from Minneapolis, Alicia Keys said, “Yeah, man.” That’s what someone says when you tell them you’re from Minneapolis. If they’re cool, that is. Alicia Keys is cool.
Adam Levine was the ONLY coach to turn around for Jesse on the show! The two have had a clear bond since the very beginning, with Adam choosing Jesse over his opponents in both the Battle and Knockout Rounds. In the Live Playoffs, Jesse proved he has America’s love, too, when the viewers voted him through to the Top 12.
Excerpts from hollywoodlife.com
Jesse is a one off
With his great rock vocals and superb guitar playing Jess Larson has the one other thing that guarantee’s his future success. He is unique! That’s right, there’s just nobody around like him! And today, when some music can be so plastic, he’s as authentic as that beard he proudly sports. Rock on Jesse!