Jesse Jo Stark, New Single

Jesse Jo Stark releases her latest new single

“Stark is a seriously good songwriter and a captivating performer bringing a much-needed female voice to the indie scene, like a Patti Smith for the Instagram generation.” – GQ

Jesse Jo Stark releases her latest track, a cover of the John Prine classic “Angel from Montgomery,” a longtime favourite that has taken on even more meaning in these uncertain times.

WATCH “Angel from Montgomery” here
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Shot at Valentine Recording Studios in LA at the beginning of the year by photographer Angela Izzo, the video was recorded as one take by a single camera. Jesse Jo brings the song to life with an emotional solo performance channeling the rich history of this iconic rock and roll standard covered by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Dave Matthews. While staying true to the original, Jesse Jo makes it her own with her signature combination of sultry drawl and raw power, reenergising Prine’s classic ballad about a woman who had grown tired of her life and prays for salvation in the form of an angel to rescue her. This song fits nicely in Jesse Jo’s catalog as it combines many of her favourite musical genres with nods to rock and roll, blues and old country.

“I could never have imagined that when I released my version of this song that Mr. Prine would no longer be with us. I’ve been performing this song half my life – no matter where I am in the world, it always makes me feel at home. It’s an honor to sing it and pay homage to him. I think we could all use some angels right now,” says Stark.

In the run up to this release, Jesse Jo has been donating 100% of the proceeds from all of her merch sold to MusiCares, an organization committed to providing a safety net for the music community in times of need. She’s also making a donation in John’s name to the charity. Anyone that feels inclined to do so can go here.