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LISTEN: Jesse Milnes, “Jesse James Carter”

Jul 8, 2022

LISTEN: Jesse Milnes,

Artist: Jesse Milnes
Hometown: Elkins, West Virginia
Song: “Jesse James Carter”
Album: The Straight and Narrow
Release Date: August 9, 2022

In Their Words: “I wrote this song about a guy I picked up hitchhiking maybe twelve years ago. He told me a long story about why he had spent the previous night in jail, and I dropped him off near where I live in Randolph County, West Virginia. Five or six years later, I read in the local newspaper that he had shot a neighbor in a dispute over a small amount of money, stolen a car and fled into the backcountry. His story stuck with me and eventually became this song. I changed his name and added some details from other people I’ve known, but it’s all true. My friends Ben Sanders and PJ George did an amazing job recording this and a few other songs for me last October. The full EP is coming out everywhere on August 9.” — Jesse Milnes


Photo Credit: Chad Crawford

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