Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes

Americana Band from White River Junction, VT - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Jes Raymond writes and sings songs that connect the day to day with the muses of wonder and myth. "The Blackberry Bushes" is the collective centered around those songs and her long time collaboration with fiddler Jakob Breitbach. Together, They fall somewhere between Stevie Nicks, Gillian Welch, and The Infamous Stringdusters. Jes and The Bushes draw from the deep well of American Roots music for a modern sound that has a light-hearted rusticity, elegance, and soul.

The Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to fuse voices from many genres into an acoustic instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. They have an obvious love of performing, spot on chemistry, and a live show that truly aims to stir the spirit. Backed by a rotating cast of talented believers, they simultaneously honor the genius of tradition and innovation. Elements of jazz, classical, pop, gospel, and bluegrass saturate the sound that is buoyant, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.

Jes and Jakob perform nationwide at festivals, concerts, venues and events as a duo, a trio, or with a full band.

"This Modern acoustic group pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies."- Northwest Music Scene

"The best folk-country warble since Victoria Williams."- The Yakima Herald

"Keeping a long-lived genre fresh." - Pulse Magazine.
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Wedding

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From the minute I first discussed our daughter's wedding plans with Jakob - I knew I was going to be in good hands. All emails were responded to quickly and Jakob was willing to take on the role of MC at our reception. Jes has a fantastic voice and the musicians really know their stuff.They were able to learn and play our wedding couple's special song which they played beautifully. I highly recommend them for your special event.

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Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes’s Response:

Thanks you so much Fran and family! We had a blast playing Aaron and Shannon's wedding. Such a lovely day. Glad y'all enjoyed our versions of those special request tunes. Be well and keep in touch. Jakob & Jes and The Blackberry Bushes

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The Blackberry Bushes were perfect for our Vermont country wedding! They had musicians play for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception and they learned several requested songs for the event as well. Jakob is the manager and violinist and he was wonderful to work with! And he goes out of his way to make suggestions and help out - for instance we didn't have a mic for the ceremony but he graciously offered to set that up for us since it was outdoors, made a big difference. These guys are all fantastic musicians and people, would definitely recommend!!!

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Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes’s Response:

Thank you Karen and Jed. We had a blast playing your wedding. Great choice on special song requests too! Glad that y'all enjoyed our renditions of those tunes. Be well and keep in touch. Cheers! Jakob & Jes and The Blackberry Bushes

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These folks know how to do it right. They're really communicative, talented, and super easy-going. Definitely recommend them for anyone's event. They were willing to play our ceremony and learn a few cover tunes, which was awesome. They also did a great job jamming out to their own set of songs for cocktail hour. Love these folks!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Jul
28
Celebration
Rangeley, ME
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding
Huntington, VT
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Sep
16
Wedding Reception
Perkinsville, VT
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Sep
3
Wedding Reception
Westport, NY
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding Ceremony
Bethlehem, NH
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Aug
25
Wedding
Meredith, NH
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Aug
12
Wedding Reception
Cavendish, VT
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Long Journey Home
Traditional
Cash On The Barrelhead
Louvin Brothers
I'm On Fire
Bruce Springsteen
With A Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles
June Apple
Traditional
Orphan Girl
Gillian Welch
Walking Down The Line
Bob Dylan
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper
Jerusalem Ridge
Bill Monroe
Little Maggie
Ralph Stanley
Bluegrass Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes will also travel to Hartford, Wilder, West Lebanon, North Hartland, Norwich, Quechee, Lebanon, West Hartford, Hanover, Hartland, Taftsville, Etna, Hartland Four Corners, North Pomfret, Sharon, Cornish, Enfield, East Thetford, Woodstock, Meriden, South Pomfret, South Woodstock, Cornish Flat, Lyme, Thetford Center, Enfield Center, South Strafford, Thetford, West Windsor, Brownsville.
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