Terry Tufts is a finger-style guitarist living off-grid with his wife and collaborator (pianist Kathryn Briggs) and daughter in the bush in North Frontenac, Ontario.
Terry has been playing music professionally since 1974. His father’s job with the Canadian Government moved the family to Denver at a time when the folk and rock music genres were forming opinion everywhere. Other postings that influenced him musically took him to Ottawa, ON, and Rome, Italy. Upon returning to Canada to complete high school he began pursuing his own musical career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, as well as working as a session musician and sideman for a variety of artists. (Tom Paxton, Kathryn Briggs, David Francey, Colleen Peterson, Laura Smith, Laura Bird, Ian Tamblyn, Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop, Charlie Sohmer, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, Tracey Brown, and George Fox.)
He has 6 solo albums to his credit, plus a collection of instrumental music and a seasonal album performed and written with Kathryn as part of their duo K.E.W.T.
TERRY TUFTS blends a well-traveled personal history into music without boundaries.
Guitarist and Songwriter Jesse (Jessamyn) Greene and her band make Great Rock and Roll and Blues, original music and classics with a twist. space jams and twang. sixties seventies feel, swampy sultry foot stompers and songs from deep in the heart. Soulful ballads and beautiful bass $10 cover
Jesse Greene boasts of deadly guitar chops as well as multiple appearances at Ottawa’s “Bluesfest”. Over the last year Jessamyn has managed to write the material for her first full length studio album while at the same time scouring the region for the area’s hottest blues, jazz and rock players. Having now found the right ingredients to cook up her own original brand of rootsy jazz, rock and blues, “The Green Machine” can surely anticipate big things in the near future.
In January 2010 the band went to Memphis TN representing Ottawa in the band category for The 26th International Blues Competition.Out of 111 bands competing, The Jesse Greene Band won the Hard Rock Café venue and was the only Canadian band which made it to the finals at the legendary Orpheum Theatre!