"Montreal-based artist Jesse Speed opened the show with his acoustic guitar, alternating between heartfelt songs and great storytelling (including tales of the neighbourhood, his friends and jokes about his armpits)"

Canadian Beats


"The songs feature the singer's signature sparse and stark arrangements, but there is a touch of the troubadour's swagger in the relating of his tale."

Ride The Tempo


"Jesse Speed's music is strikingly honest, thoughtfully crafted, and beautifully sung."

Brooklyn Doran - KickDrum


"Je ne l'ai jamais dit devant lui, mais je pense qu'il est notre Bonnie Prince Billy québécois."

Mélissa Maya Falkenberg - Folk Toi Folk Moi


"My favorite folk singer-songwriter in Montreal right now."

Josh Spencer - KickDrum


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Jesse Speed did solo cross-Canada tours in June 2016 and June 2017.



"Warmth & Despair" #5 position on Canada's Earshot National Folk chart. WARMTH & DESPAIR one-sheet.



Tiny Lights Festival 2016 and 2017, Ymir BC

Festival ARTEFACT 2016, Valleyfield QC

Festival FAST 2016, Sorel-Tracy QC

Frog Fest 2016, Rocky Mountain House AB

Zone Homa Festival 2015, Montreal QC

Fringe Folk/Montreal Folk Festival 2015, Montreal QC

Branches & Roots Folk Festival 2015, Ormstown QC

Folk Alliance 2015, Kansas City USA



Safia NolinHelena Deland, Colter Wall, Tire le Coyote,  Jordan Officer, Daniel Isaiah, Megan Nash.


Press BIO

Within today’s hyper-social conventions, Jesse is a lone wolf. Subtly enigmatic, on stage he is intriguingly comfortable yet remains unmistakably honest. His lyrics describe modern social archetypes, emotionally charged personal portraits and memories of a parallel existence. He’s been compared to artists like Bonnie Prince Billy and Father John Misty. Jesse grew up on a farm in Quebec’s rustic South-West and is now based in Montreal.


BIOgraphIE de presse

En marge des conventions d'un système hyper socialisé, Jesse est le loup solitaire. Énigmatique, sur scène il est mystérieux tout en étant d'une sincérité déconcertante. Ses textes peuvent sembler sombres, mais ils tentent de nous libérer de l'effet déshumanisant que peut avoir la vie moderne. On le compare à Bonnie Prince Billy et Father John Misty. Originaire d'un coin retiré du Sud-Ouest du Québec, Jesse vit à Montréal.


Klatsch / Kickdrum Session - Released MAR 18, 2016


BRBR / TFO Session - Released APRIL 23, 2015