Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00pm, First Friday Showcase, featuring Jesse Loren Strickman, singer-songwriter, FREE EVENT, tips encouraged

By | December 10, 2018


SF Bay Area singer-songwriter Jesse Loren Strickman is known for potent lyrics and powerfully minimal acoustic music. Emotionally charged vocals sail over jaunty acoustic chords in songs about personal love and social change.

Strickman’s music features many deep recurring themes. Personal stories of intimacy and heartbreak color a lot of his repertoire. He writes of depression, highlighting some of the darker chapters of his past, offering a bridge to those who are currently struggling. A songwriter since grade school, his music has also explored childhood, innocence, morality, romance, heartbreak, poverty, politics, the environment, and the spiritual universe.

Annually touring the Pacific West Coast as the frontman of Indie Folk bands, Strickman has played everywhere from intimate cafes to outdoor amphitheaters and festivals. He’s opened for national and world acts such as Damien Jurado, Jay Brannan, CAKE, The T Sisters, Aaron Ross (Hella), Night Riots, Lech Wierzynski (California Honeydrops), Jhameel, and many more.

2018 marked a new beginning for Strickman as he began performing under his own name as a solo singer/songwriter. With it, a new major theme to his music  emerged: a need for social change in today’s world.