Concerts and Shows at The Magic Bag
Jesse Palter "Paper Trail" Release Party
Tuesday, July 23 - Doors 8pm - $15 adv.
"Paper Trail reveals an artist of soul, vision and songwriting that is both joyfully infectious and heartrending" – Music Connection
Prolific singer/songwriter Jesse Palter comes from a long line of creative genetics. Her great-grandfather invented iconic award-winning shoes, including the platform, the slingback and the peep-toe. Her great-grandmother was Estée Lauder's interior decorator. And her grandmother is a notable New York opera prodigy. So it comes as no surprise that when this diminutive dynamo hits the stage, you're in for a real experience. And like all great art, it's autobiographical. Like an open book, she's working out snapshots of her life onstage. The audience resonates. An artist is born.
By the time she signed to Artistry Music (a division of Mack Avenue Music Group), as the label's first pop artist, she'd already written an astounding number of songs. Every time she sidles up to the piano to pen a new one, the Detroit born and bred/Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, commits to the discipline of perfecting her craft. She focuses on strengthening her creative muscles to explore what melodies, lyrics and chord changes work best. She allows herself to be vulnerable, brave and brutally honest at the same time.
All of the songs on Paper Trail, her full-length debut album, with ten tracks of aggressive, piano-pounding pop/rock in the soulful vein of Carole King, Sarah McLachlan and Sara Bareilles, were written by Palter. The first single, fan favorite "Sever The Ties," is a powerful, rhythmic break-up song, that showcases Palter's clever nuance and versatility.
Palter honed her skills performing throughout the Detroit area, sharing stages with music greats such as Christian McBride, Geoffrey Keezer, Avishai Cohen, Sean Jones and Marcus Belgrave, and later headlined at top venues across the country. She joined forces with keyboardist Sam Barsh to create Palter Ego, a popular duo that blended upbeat pop, jazz and soul, before moving to Los Angeles.
Comments Palter: "Throughout my career, I feel like I have been progressing all along as a writer and discovering my own space and who I wanted to be," Jesse says. "I've always been struck with all elements of the great songwriting I heard growing up – strong melodies, harmony and lyrics that had something important to convey. When I write, there are often chord changes and harmonies that reflect my jazzy background, but when I was working on this project, I purposely tried not to think about it and just wrote what came naturally."
In her down time, she continues to gig around town, including performances with Jeff Goldblum, who once tapped her for a private event to open for her idol Carole King.