Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes

Americana Band from White River Junction, VT - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Hi there! Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes is an Acoustic Americana Band that started on the West Coast and is currently based in Vermont. A collaboration between award winning singer-songwriter Jes Raymond and virtuosic fiddle player Jakob Breitbach, we work with a rotating cast of talented believers and play original, bluegrass, old-time, and contemporary music in a modern string band style.

We know how important your wedding day is to you, and we know how hard it is to control all the pieces. You need a professional who cares about the soul of your event in charge of music. Our performance has been honed by 10 years of full time touring, and we know how to move the spirit in a crowd. We were selected "Best of 2017" by GigMasters last year for our work with New England and Upstate NY weddings.

We want every wedding we play to be an event that reflects the couple's sense of beauty and that guests remember because they felt close to one another. As a string band we have a wide spectrum of sounds and moods that we can create, from delicate and graceful to all out rowdy and boisterous. We can take guests all the way from arrival to dance party, or fill a specific chapter of the day.

We are a perfect fit for outdoor, barn, rustic chic, bohemian, and festival style weddings. We can provide ceremony, cocktail hour, square dancing, and reception music. We are not a "cover band" though we will most certainly play some covers that your guests will know, as well as a handful of special requests in our style. We will bring art, soul, elegance and hootenanny to your day, and our aim will be to make your guests feel the love you have for them, feel connected to each other, and be delighted and inspired by the spirit of your event.

Listen to our music and see if you connect with it. If so, get in touch with us here or through our website so that we can learn more about your event and check our availability. When you get our quote, return your deposit, let us know a few special songs to include for your day, and check "everyone have a night they remember" off your list.
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Jes and the Blackberry Bushes were outstanding! Definitely the highlight of our party and our guests still rave about how talented and fun they were. Our event was an extra wedding reception at our lake house in Maine and they were perfect. Professional from the beginning to the end, incredible stage presence with a flawless performance, we couldn’t have been more pleased.

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Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes’s Response:

Thank you so much Olivia! We had a blast playing for y'all. Cheers! Jakob & Jes and The Blackberry Bushes

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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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2018
Aug
4
Wedding
Woodstock, VT
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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
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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