Genna and Jesse began performing together in 2009 when she hired Jesse to play piano in her band. While working together, their connection grew, and they decided to write and perform as a duo.
Genna Giacobassi is originally from Lansing, Michigan. Her parents, both musicians, surrounded and immersed her in music. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy High School, where she studied voice.
Jesse had developed a reputation and following for his anti-war anthem “Sons and Daughters” from Willie Nelson. He’s bought beer for Joe Strummer, broken Joan Baez’s guitar string, and been to jail with Daniel Ellsberg. Jesse has self-produced hundreds of tracks, and has preformed as close as Oakland and as far away as Cape Town, South Africa. He recorded his album, “Contents Under Pressure,” in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Genna & Jesse are currently touring the nation to promote their newest release, “Give and Take.”
Here’s some fun facts for the new subscribers. Do you know what year Mock Crest Tavern opened? Its doors opened in 1947 and it’s considered “The home of North Portland Blues”. Jon and Rainer took over in 2001 building it into what we love so much today. Focused on the community, and bringing everyone together for a great place to play poker, lottery machines, and entertainment, they pride themselves on the laid back, fun and friendly atmosphere.
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