Jesse Blue Eads

Banjo/Bass+ for any genre

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Duo partner of TN banjo legend Willow Osborne and member of LA punkgrass band Water Tower. Known for technical virtuosity balanced with passion, sensitivity, and spontaneity!

Hi, I'm Jesse! I'm a 22 y/o full-time professional musician. I am mostly known as a banjoist, although I have worked for longer as a bassist and guitarist.
I live in Tennessee with my partner in music and life, banjo legend Willow Osborne. We are staple performers at Dollywood and the adjacent HeartSong Lodge and DreamMore Resort, and perform regularly around east Tennessee.

My background is considerably more diverse than the average banjoist. As a listener and lover of so many musical worlds, I do not hesitate to apply this knowledge and experience to serve the music the best way I can. I am an avid improviser, and regularly employ unique instruments (extended range nylon and baritone banjos, high C bass, hybrid gypsy-jazz guitar) to create new tonal colors.
Banjo: Béla Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Earl Scruggs, JD Crowe, Ryan Cavanaugh, Biscuit Davis, Willow Osborne
Old-time banjo: Sam Amidon, Jason Romero, Hobart Smith, Rob Stenson
Bass: Jaco Pastorius, Hadrien Feraud, Michael League, Sting
Mandolin: Chris Thile, Bill Monroe, Andy Irvine, Sam Bush, Hamilton de Holanda
Guitar: Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge, Django Reinhardt, Paul Brady, Adrianne Lenker
Voice: Sam Amidon, Chris Thile
Very comfortable learning by ear,reading music, manuscript, tablature, MIDI files. Whatever it takes!
Home studio w/ Logic Pro & wide plugin selection, happy to use upon request

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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  1. Review by Brad B.

    Very thorough and creative with the banjo takes, definitely recommend!

Willow & Jesse - Dear Old Dixie (field recording)

I was the Banjoist in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Béla Fleck
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Gear Highlights
  • Gold Tone OB Bèla Fleck model
  • J Romero Custom Extended Range Fretted Gourd Banjo
  • Gold Tone ML-1 Baritone Banjo
  • Deering Calico Willow Osborne
  • Sire V7 Bass (E-C tuning)
  • Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle
  • Zoom H8n
  • Goodhertz Vulf Compressor
  • Soundtoys 5
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