Jesse Blake Rundle
Jesse Blake Rundle is an Idaho-based artist that creates intricate, authentic folk rock. Various Small Flames says “Rundle’s arrangements are capable of both whimsical creeps along the small details of our world and grand swells of emotion, achieving a balance between macro and micro that makes for a striking and beautiful sound.” His second album, ‘Next Town’s Trees,’ coming spring 2023, further explores that balance - between drone and melody, dissonance and beauty, large statements and quotidian realities. It’s the sound of an artist coming into his own: creating songs that resist easy interpretation but still are warm and welcoming. Jesse first found inspiration in kindred souls including Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, and Jeff Tweedy. Those influences helped him to cultivate his own sound - a mixture of classic guitar based songwriting and intricately arranged soundscapes. His breakthrough came in 2020 with the full length ‘Radishes and Flowers,’ which was warmly received by fans and critics alike, reaching over 100k streams, with the most popular songs being selected for inclusion in several indie movies. In 2021, Rundle formed a band to bring the songs to life for the stage. The band is composed of guitarist/songwriter Thomas Paul, clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Harris, and drum aficionado David Kelly. The band continue to expand on their live arrangements as they play larger and larger stages.