The Bank's Guys w/ Guitars Series continues with local fella Jesse Wilkes sharing the bill with Joshua Stephens and the Girls from Ipanema Music goes from 9pm-12am
Jese Wilkes; playing songs that are part of his internalization process. Come out and see! great atmosphere and drink prices.
Kevin Schledreth, with Jese Wilkes opening
“Jesse Wilkes' solo set started off with a pleasant surprise. Brandishing an acoustic guitar as he stepped up onto the stage, it appeared that the Weston, W.Va, resident would go for a more restrained, folk-oriented sound. But as soon as he plugged into his amp and hammered out the first power chord, it was clear he understood the type of venue he was playing. Chugging through a dozen songs, Wilkes distinguished himself as a one-man pop-rock band, with a swift, rhythmic picking technique. His aggressive guitar tone was balanced by his honest, friendly style of singing that kept his performance more accessible and varied than that of the average aspiring punk. Come to think of it, Wilkes' music wasn't that different from folk. Sped up and toughened, yes, but still keeping the same honest quality that's typical of musicians who play in Athens.”