Jessy Wilson’s Solo Debut Is “A Strutting, Strong-Willed, Rhythmically Canny Work Of Bohemian Rock And R&B” (NPR Music), On Tour With Ben Harper/Trombone Shorty This Month, Black Keys/Modest Mouse In October

Wilson released genre-bending solo debut Phase earlier this year, produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney

Nashville-based Wilson appears on half of Tyler, the Creator’s latest album IGOR


Watch the videos for Wilson’s “Clap Your Hands” and “Oh, Baby!” here and here

August 12, 2019 – Jessy Wilson recently sat down with fellow artist Maya De Vitry and NPR Music’s Jewly Hight to discuss forging her own path as a solo artist with her solo debut Phase, produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. Wilson discusses going from a duo to a solo artist, stepping away from the interracial Muddy Magnolias, and what it’s like being a black woman creating rock music in her current home of Nashville, TN. As she tells NPR Music’s Hight, “it's actually a really scary place to sit in as a black woman living in the South who chooses to describe her music as alternative rock. Choosing to stand right there is a scary position, especially when you are very determined also to speak from the position of being black.”

Wilson just wrapped a run of dates opening for Gary Clark Jr, and last night she started a run opening for Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty that goes through the rest of August, including two NYC shows (August 26th and 27th at The Rooftop at Pier 17). In October, Wilson will be back out on the road opening for The Black Keys and Modest Mouse, including an October 15th show in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center.

In addition to her own album, Wilson appears prominently on one of 2019’s most acclaimed and successful albums, Tyler, the Creator’s #1 album IGOR. Tyler discovered Wilson through her earlier work with John Legend, specifically on the songs “Maxine” and “Maxine’s Interlude” from Legend’s Once Again album. Tyler tracked down Wilson via a DM to her Instagram, and two weeks later she was on a flight from Nashville to L.A. to record for the album. The collaboration proved so fruitful that Wilson ended up singing on half of IGOR.

808s, fuzzy guitars, catchy hooks, thumping drums and Wilson’s powerhouse vocals all contribute to create the unique musical alchemy found on Phase. Recorded at Audio Eagle Studios in Nashville, TN, Wilson co-wrote all 11 of the album’s songs with Carney, who also played drums on the album. 

Jessy Wilson – 2019 Tour Dates

Aug 12 - Denver, CO - Mission Street Ballroom#

Aug 14 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel#

Aug 15 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove Backstage Grill#

Aug 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater#

Aug 17 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island#

Aug 20 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion#

Aug 21 - Lynchburg, VA - Lockn’ Fam Pre-Party at Riverfront Park#

Aug 22 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap#

Aug 23 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater#

Aug 25 - Bensalem, PA - Xcite Center Parx Casino#

Aug 26 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17#

Aug 27 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17#

Aug 29 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion#

Aug 30 - Portland, ME - Thompson’s Point#

Aug 31 - Lenox, MA - Koussevitzky Music Shed#

Oct 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum@

Oct 5 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena@

Oct 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena@

Oct 8 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena@

Oct 9 - Toronto, Canada - Scotiabank Arena@

Oct 11 - Boston, MA - TD Garden@

Oct 12 - Washington, DC - The Anthem@

Oct 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center@

Oct 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center@

# w/ Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty

@ w/ The Black Keys and Modest Mouse

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