"Denton, TX singer/songwriter Jessie Frye has become something of a local institution since the release of her debut EP, The Delve, back in 2009. On the strength and reputation of that first collection of songs, she was invited to perform at SXSW that same year and began a round of extended touring with some local musicians whom she knew and had brought together to form a permanent band.
Garnering critic praise from regional press in Fort Worth and Dallas, her work on a follow-up release was quickly started. Fireworks Child, her second EP, was released in 2011, and Frye and her band continued to tour and build on her already considerable fan base, playing festivals and cities across the US. Having shared the stage with artists like Julianna Barwick and Joan As Police Woman (among dozens of others) — and played SXSW every year since 2009, along with repeat appearances at 35 Conferette in Denton – Frye has meticulously honed her gleaming, and at times densely packed, pop aesthetic. She and her band are primed to reach a much larger audience with the release of their debut LP, Obsidian, which is due out sometime later this fall and was funded via Kickstarter campaign.
The way in which the music effortlessly interweaves with her voice without overpowering or drowning out her intimate vocal complexities is a testament to the intuitive interplay between all members of the band. A compelling example of how synth-pop can expand and develop past its bloated mainstream inclinations, “White Heat” is equal parts inclusive campfire storytelling and rafter-reaching pomp. Expect to hear more from Jessie Frye very soon."
-Joshua Pickard, Beats Per Minute
Culture Map includes Jessie Frye on a top 10 list of DFW musicians to catch at SXSW 2013. "...Texas' sultry pop princess."
The New York Times listed Jessie Frye as the band to watch from Denton, TX at SXSW 2012.
Jessie has supported artists such as Pat Benatar, Eric Hutchinson, Dana Falconberry, Katie Herzig, Anais Mitchell, Joan As Police Woman and more. She has played many wonderful venues including House of Blues, The Mohawk, Stubbs, Kessler Theatre, Dan's Silverleaf, SXSW, and 35 Denton. Jessie Frye will be on tour in the fall of 2013 in the support of her debut LP- Obsidian.
-Nominated Best Solo Act in the Dallas Observer Music Awards 2012
-Nominated Best Solo Act in the Dallas Observer Music Awards 2011
-Nominated Best Female Vocalist in the Dallas Observer Music Awards 2010
-Nominated Best Female Vocalist in the Ft. Worth Weekly Awards 2009
"Frye's EP is solid back to front...Fate is bringing success and it's time for her to be found." NBC-DFW.COM
"If Frye ever chooses to venture further from the safety net of her undeniable talent, she might prove to be dangerous in alarming ways."
— Darryl Smyers, Dallas Observer
"One of the states great rising talents." -The Squawker
"Innocence and old soul. Fiery, then cool. Reluctant and, all at once, beguiling." -KUT Austin