Jess Kallen – A Garden Bed of Thistle Weeds
From a very early age on, California-based musician Jess Kallen (they/them) wanted to play guitar, to which I can wholeheartedly relate. While Jess started to play acoustic guitar when only five years old, I was already seven, and while they then moved on to play electric guitar, it took me an actual move (to New York) to finally plug my shiny new Les Paul into an amp. Of course, that’s where the parallels end, because Jess Kallen became a gigging artist, touring with the likes of Alex Lahey, Rosie Tucker, and Olivia Rodrigo, occasionally, and is now releasing their own melodic, introspective songs, which brim with beautiful guitar work.
Think Phoebe Bridgers and you might get the vibe. Or simply listen to “A Garden Bed of Thistle Weeds,” out via New Professor Music,” our Song Pick of the Day:
Photo Credit: Jon Del Real