Run Soul Run
Pop/rock singer songwriter Jesse Spriggs, driven by the rock influences of his day like, Roger Mc Guin, Robert Plant and Bob Dylan, the young artist after dropping out of high school at age 16, hit the gospel road traveling America's west coast singing and writing gospel rock music, also recieved national recognition. 5 years laters, Jesse settled down in Scotts Valley,Ca.,enrolled in college and for the next 4 years earned a B.A.degree while performing his music in churches,colleges,night clubs and concerts, including appearances on television and radio. In the fall of 82 Jesse met Richard Souther who offered to produce and record his music,Richard eventually earned 4 Grammy Nominations and the coveted Dove Award.Peter York played lead guitar on Jesse's project and later became Executive Producer for Sparrow Records in Nashville. Jesse's music became a hit among ABC's Radio executives and while offering to play Jesse's music over Australian airwaves,they also conducted a radio interview with him where Larry Norman and Barry Mc Guire were present and also Phil Keaggy who offered to endorse Jesse's music. The 1982 release of 'One Touch' marked Jesse's emergence as a pioneer of Gospel Pop Rock Music, one of the most original and poetic voices in the history of Gospel and over the course of the next two decades continued to reinvent himself and his religious leanings soon became less overt in his music. Since then Jesse has performed with Chuck Girard the 70's number one gospel recording artist,Danny Hull of the Doobie Brothers,Journey,Richard Marks,Michal Bolton,Eddy Money.Paul Smith keyboardist for Ike Turner and Bill Whithers is featured on some of Jesse's newest music,Bob Black, 'Hall Of Fames' steel guitar player and also Rob Watson keyboardist and music producer for Nicolodian. Jesse's most recent work 'Run Soul Run' was produced at Tiki Studio's in San Jose,Ca.with Gradie and Jennine Oneal.Gradie is in the Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame and Jennine has worked with Ricky Skaggs,Tanya Tucker,the Coasters and many more.The same CD was mastered by Gary Tanin, nominated Record Producer of the Year (2003-2005) by the music industry.Gary is currently recording an album for Genesis' lead guitar player and has also produced' Talking Heads.' Jesse is currently launching a national radio campaign promoting his music to over 365 stations across the U.S. and is being aired across British airwaves,including London and Australia on New Artist Radio.He has recently signed a non-exclusive distribution deal with Rockit Records and Recording and has made his appearance in,The Collage Music Journal (OCT.2004) Jesse's vocals are superb in Run Soul Run,his style unique and his lyrics refreshing, covering a range of topics including messages against political corruption to a persuit of the spiritual aspect of life,they also convey messages of his own personal struggles.Jesse,a prolific writer having penned all of the songs on his album, has an ear for melody and a flair for crafting pop musical hooks that are quickly committed to memory,finally his musical style is described as, 'In the tradition of classic rock'