Pacific Northwest Musician/ Songwriter
JESSIE THORESON AND THE CROWN FIRE
Jessie Thoreson and the Crown Fire is an upbeat, 4-piece, folk-rock group based in Seattle, WA. Fronted by Jessie Thoreson and backed by soaring fiddle, driving percussion and grooving upright bass. We play venues and festivals all along the Washington coast. For booking, see contact information below.
How I Happened Upon a Song
I was hiking in the mountains with a group of good friends. A contemplative lull had fallen upon the group and the conversation had petered out. After a couple minutes of walking silently, I realized that two lyrical sentences were running through my head over and over again. Before I knew it, whole paragraphs were streaming out of my brain into a song. It felt like I had accidentally happened upon a gust of inspiration that was threatening to move along if I did not hold on to it. I dropped my pack and frantically tried to capture the words in pen. In a matter of minutes the song was complete. I have not touched or edited those words since this moment of inspiration. Yet it was not until many times playing it upon returning to civilization that I realized the depth of what that song represented to me.
This is why I write music. It lets my life have a dimension of chaos that is beyond my comprehension. It lets me access a side of my subconscious that, through diligence and creative effort, I can release into the world as music.
I write music because I am captivated by the process of inspiration.
I perform music because I love watching people feel my words in their heart.