Thursday, March 1, 2007

JESSIE BAYLIN (unsigned, unpublished) -- We hesitated to write about Jessie, since every A&R rep (and their grandmother) on both coasts of the U.S. is familiar with her. She's honestly one of the most sought-after singer/songwriters in Los Angeles right now. But, it's a big world, and there are some forward-thinking label executives from other territories around the globe who might not have heard of Ms. Baylin. Who might also fall in love with her. And who just might be able to present to her a more interesting, left-of-center way to create further awareness of her material to music fans on a global scale than you Stateside malooks. So here's our mention. We love her. Want some stats? 22 years old. Born in Jersey, lives in L.A. Consistently sells out shows throughout Southern California. Over one million MySpace plays. Just recorded her debut full-length with Jesse Harris, who you might know from writing/playing with Norah Jones. If you'll be in Austin for SXSW, Jessie will perform at the Whisky Bar (303 W. 5th St.) on Saturday, March 17, at 11:30. If you plan on approaching her, however, have your sales pitch down -- this girl has had A&R execs up her ass for the past year and no one's been able to win her over!