Fall 2018 - Jesse wrote this song about a love affair with a woman who shares an idyllic country life with him, and then ultimately runs off to pursue high rise living in the big city. Silly city girl. we had it all
Live from the Rumba Cafe, Columbus, Ohio. "The Longrun" written by Jesse Michael Barr. Performed live by: Jesse Michael Barr: Guitars & Vocals Emily Syring: Vocals Jon Weisbrot: Sax Jon Allen: Bass Justin Campbell: Drums
Jesse performs live music to yoga classes all around the US. As a practicing yogi, Jesse has developed a unique routine that coordinates musical loops with synchronized breath cycles to help students fall into a meditative state and achieve deeper stretch. His class involves 2 cycle and 4 cycle movements coordinated to music. Over the years, Jesse has discovered many ways in which music and yoga are related.
Jesse joined forces with 3 other lead singers and songwriters to create an album called The Middle Rats. In the dead of winter, Jesse set out into a wooden cabin in the secluded Hocking Hills to record a set of original songs.
Fundamental to the growing Columbus music scene, was the development of the "Sohud Music Collective". This was a union of 4 of the biggest bands in the city, and the development of an annual festival that would celebrate the local culture in a growing city. This song features many of the city's finest musical spirits in one big show.
Jesse Micael Barr: Vocals & Guitar Marc Subel: Bass Sara D: Vocals Steph Rogers: Vocals Jeffro Jams: Vibes Mike James: Guitar Steve Kortyka: Sax Evan Oberal: Trombone Jason Branscum: Trombone Mike Twice: Drums
Jesse's launches "The Max Power Trio", formed in college in Athens, Ohio. This band was created from a large influence of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley. Jesse is the principal songwriter and leader of the band. Other members include Marc Subel on bass, and Luke Fannin on drums. Built in the style of the power trios of the 60's, Hendrix, Cream, Mountain, The Max Power Trio keeps the American blues influence strong playing a Fender Stratocaster and using tube amplification. Added to that sound, are melodies and influences reminiscent of reggae's first, second, and third wave. "Godsent" is the first song written by Jesse and is about religious extremism in the face of growing political tensions between the Western and Islamic worlds prior to Sept 11 and the strategic sabotoge of the twin towers in New York.