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A weathered pro at 24 years old, Jessie Baylin seems eager to place herself in the line of songwriters stretching from Stevie Nicks to Norah Jones on her sophomore release. If the subtle jazz inflections and wistful melodies sound somewhat familiar, you could be hearing the influence of Jesse Harris, the one-time Jones co-writer who collaborated with Baylin for much of the album.Label: VERVE FORECAST
[RATING: 3]

A weathered pro at 24 years old, Jessie Baylin seems eager to place herself in the line of songwriters stretching from Stevie Nicks to Norah Jones on her sophomore release. If the subtle jazz inflections and wistful melodies sound somewhat familiar, you could be hearing the influence of Jesse Harris, the one-time Jones co-writer who collaborated with Baylin for much of the album. Named in honor of the Fire Side Inn, the restaurant/bar in New Jersey where she honed her craft before heading to Los Angeles and becoming one of the leading lights of the city’s Hotel Café scene, the album shuffles comfortably from soulful piano balladry to pedal steel kissed shuffles and mid-tempo guitar pop. Still, despite the subtle timelessness of her arrangements, it’s all just a bit too unhurried to really pack all that much of a punch, as Baylin sings and writes with a sober maturity that makes one wish that she’d allow a little youthful indiscretion to show through.


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  1. Jessie,

    It’s so great to see your sucess! I always knew you had it in you! congratulations….

    I will always remember you telling me you would be an actress or a model. Do you remember me telling you to follow your dreams? I guess you did!

    Love,

    Angel

    P.S. Let me know when your visiting Stirling….

  2. Hey Jessie,

    Im sure you don’t remember me I cut your hair when you were very young.. i did your moms hair also in Warren about 15 years ago.. We go to the hotel offen. My name is Traci Binner My husband is Rick Binner “Humphreys” when your CD came out it was all over the hotel….I listened to it. you sing beautiful…I’m going to get it tomorrow. I wish you the best.

    Traci

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