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article imageJessie Bridges talks about her music and touring with her father Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 30, 2014 in Music
Jessie Bridges is the daughter of Oscar-winning actor and musician Jeff Bridges, but she is also a very talented singer-songwriter in her own right.
Jessie opened for her father, Jeff Bridges, and his band, The Abiders at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, yesterday evening. "What a cool venue," she exclaimed. "It has such a great group of people, and I was able to chat with people during intermission and it was such a wonderful experience for me."
As Digital Journal reported, both Jessie and Jeff put on a top-notch live show.
This marked Jessie's second time touring with The Abiders, which she dubbed as an "awesome" experience. "It is like traveling with your father and five uncles. I am the only girl on the bus. It's hilarious. I am like their daughter, niece and also like their mother. It's a really interesting experience," she said. "When I had my album release show last year, they were my backing band. At their local show in Santa Barbara, which is where I grew up, it was just so much fun to be able to play with them."
She will be playing at City Winery in New York City, along with her father,Jeff, and The Abiders, on Tuesday, September 2. To learn more about that show, visit the City Winery's official homepage. "We are doing back-to-back shows at 7 p.m. and a 10 p.m. show," she revealed.
When asked which is her personal favorite song that she has recorded, she responded, "It's like picking a favorite child, which I don't have any children, but it's so hard. Each song represents a different moment in my life that inspired me enough to capture it in some way."
The songstress noted that the song 'Dandelion' was a huge moment in her life. "I was living in Vancouver and I had been inspired to write, and I met with some local musicians and a producer. We started recording songs and I had one week left there, and I was living in my friend's house in a tiny little apartment. I remember I was in the studio all day, and I came home and wanted to calm down. My friend came home and she had a party that night and I woke up the next day and I was cranky, angry and tired. I walked straight to the park with my guitar and I wrote 'Dandelion,' which was about all the conflicting feelings about investing time in a place, and being sad to leave, but also being ready to go at the same time. That song really speaks to me."
Each day, Jessie is motivated simply by being a "deep feeler." "It could be a walk that I go on in the morning with my dog, and I see something that touches me," she said.
Jessie listed Jeff Tweedy from the band Wilco, Taylor Goldsmith from the folk-rock group Dawes, as well as Blake Mills as three of her dream male duet choices.
For more information on acoustic singer-songwriter Jessie Bridges, visit her Facebook page.
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