Jumping Jesse Jones is a kick ass solo acoustic performer who’s guitar playing treads a thin red line between the funk bass of Bootsy Collins and the acoustic wizardry of John Renbourn. This unique hybrid of styles creates the effect of a full backing band. His voice veers precariously between Tom Waits and Bryan Ferry with songs dealing with such diverse subjects as child abduction and biblical visions. He is also not adverse to mixing in a bit of overtone chanting (singing two notes at once) if applied tastefully! This year has seen Jesse open for Chris Difford (Squeeze), Steve Poltz (Jewel), The Flynn Brothers, and hold a month long residency at The Pear Tree Koppaburg Stage at the Edinburgh Festival for the second year running. Past incarnations include bass player for London punksters The Cuckoo Jives and Loretta Heywood (Bomb The Bass).