If you happen to be in Toronto, Canada and you happen to love folk music, today’s Daily Discovery was written for you. Currently performing at the amazing 2013 Folk Alliance Conference, Jesse Lafser is a St. Louis native whose “Anywhere I Go” is off her most recent release, Land in Sight. Honest and soul-searching like the rest of her music, this love song offers tribute to a special someone back home or somewhere unknown, a sentiment many musicians can relate to. We couldn’t make it to Folk Alliance this year, but we’re glad to spread some folk down South to make up for it.
ARTIST: Jesse Lafser
BIRTHPLACE: St. Louis, MO
AMBITIONS: Tour Europe. Also build a small getaway house/cabin in rural Colorado.
TURN-OFFS: Closed-mindedness and conceit
TURN-ONS: Mystery and intelligence
DREAM GIG: The Ryman
TV ADDICTIONS: Project Runway
SONGWRITER CRUSH: I shouldn’t say…
THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Huckleberry Finn
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, My grandfather Bill Nunn who passed away when I was young, Ernest Hemingway, and Beyonce
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Boots
I WROTE THIS SONG: in the summer in Tennessee.