Jesse Lacy

First Steps is how this grassroots singer-songwriter, Jesse Lacy, has walked into the lives of music lovers everywhere. He combines poetic lyricism and softly assertive vocals to make each track both a meditation on youthful hopefulness and coming-of-age nostalgia.

Growing up in a small community in the heart of Indiana, Lacy could only imagine releasing an album let alone performing his music on tour. However in 2013, after the release of his debut album, Lacy found himself living his childhood dream. Lacy received his bachelor's degree in English (poetry) and music from Indiana University. Although Lacy would later expand his sound to include a full band, he started out in college performing solo with his guitar in coffee houses and living rooms. With the help of a successful crowd funding campaign, Lacy invited ten friends to the studio to recording a couple tracks. The project quickly grew into his debut album, First Steps, inspired by Vincent van Gogh's painting of a child taking first steps toward his gardening father. Following the release on his own father's birthday, Lacy took his zero carbon footprint album on a three month East Coast tour, where he started writing his second project expected to release in 2016.

Jan 15, 2014 WFHB Interview/Performance