If you make a habit of snagging those little free iTunes “Pick of the Week” cards while waiting for your Venti non-fat Latte at Starbucks, then you may already have this week’s featured artist Jesse Thomas sitting on your iPod. You see, Jesse’s song “You I Want”, from her “Hazel EP”, was a featured pick back in February, an honor most recently shared by the likes of Wilco and Lady Antebellum. Not to shabby for a five foot nothing, whisky voiced singer who started writing songs out of boredom. The resulting “Hazel EP” is a collection of honest, tough girl musings on lost love. One of my favorites has to be from the track “Shine”:

If I get drunk,
Is that reason enough to call you?
Would I come off desperate?
Because I’m trying not to.

Jesse’s first full length release, “War Dancer”, is coming out later this month and will include “Fire”. Be sure to pick it up.

GORILLACOUSTIC: What does the world need to know about Jesse Thomas?

JESSE THOMAS: I'm shorter than you think. I'm from Kentucky. My big toe hurts. I like whiskey. I've never been pregnant. I have a brother. I'm a vegetarian. I hate Angry Birds. I hate angry birds. I want to live in Portland or New York. I still say LYLAS, and in the event I kill someone, pizza would be my last meal. Hmmm... turns out nothing.

GA: What is your secret super power?

JT: Definitely interior designing.

GA: How was this super power helpful in writing your new album, "War Dancer"?

JT: It wasn’t. Dang.

GA: Describe said album in the form of a haiku.

JT: It's called “War Dancer”,
The songs on it are real nice.
Buy it for good luck.

GA: What other local artists (besides yourself of course) should people be checking out?

JT: Trey Lockerbie. Jim Hanft. The Young Romans. One Two.

GA: If you could do another gorillacoustic performance anywhere else in the world, where would you do it?

JT: In a cloud hovering a volcano.

GA: Any last words?

JT: Thank you GA for kicking ass. Thank you people for watching. Now, go listen to my record and tell a friend about it. Hope to see you all at a show. Ciao.

Jesse’s new album “War Dancer” comes out later this month.

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