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Jessie Keith Whitley at Freight 8/30


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August 15, 2013


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“Country Royalty” Singer-Songwriter Jessie Keith Whitley Rocks his EP “Kentucky Thunder” on Stage at The Freight, Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8pm

Location: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

Address: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Date: Friday, August 30, 2013

Showtime: 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Tickets: $16.50 advance / $18.50 at door

Tel.: 510-644-2020



Berkeley, CA, August 12, 2013 –Jesse Keith Whitley was born to sing country. As a third generation singer-songwriter, he has decades of country music in his DNA.  The son of Lorrie Morgan and the late Keith Whitley and grandson of Grand Ole Opry legend George Morgan, Jesse has an incredible talent for singing and songwriting. OnSeptember 10th Keith along with his mother Lorrie Morgan will be accepting posthumously on behalf of his father the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music in Nashville. The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award honors those individuals (Keith Whitley)who are pioneers in the country music genre.

posthumously) – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

Roughstock has praised his ability to embrace both traditional country ballads and more modern up-tempo country rockers on his debut EP Kentucky Thunder.  He’s performed in sold-out concerts and at festivals across the country, including “Jamboree in the Hills.”  At just 25 years old he’s already shared the stage with Mark Chestnut, Sammy Kershaw, John Michael-Montgomery, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Daryle Singletary, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and Eli Young Band. Whenever Jessie plays, his shows are packed with screaming fans.

In May 2011, Jesse released his debut EP “Kentucky Thunder“, produced by James Stroud. The album included a cover of his father’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” and “Can’t Drive You From My Mind,” a song he co-wrote with Jon Randall (who also wrote “Whiskey Lullaby”), and the song “Why The Hell Not,” which has a southern country sound and lyrics with a little attitude. Recently Jesse released a new single “Saving Amy” (written by Brantley Gilbert), which is rising up the charts. 

Having grown up in the music industry and being surrounded by performers his entire life, Jessie knows and understands that work and sacrifice is needed in order to succeed in the country music world. It does not come easy, and Jesse knows it. Even though he springs from music legends, he is in no way a “re-run”. He has worked to craft his own distinctive style as a singer/songwriter. When Jessie performs his father's single “Don't Close Your Eyes” and you do close your eyes, that magical voice that was his dad’s echos through the passage of time in Jessie's voice today.

For a chance to hear soulful modern country music that pays homage to tradition, catch Jesse Keith Whitley at the Freight.