Saturday, July 27th • 8:30pm • Side Stage
Jessie Veeder, 29 is a singer, songwriter, writer and photographer who lives and works as the fifth generation on her family’s ranch in western North Dakota. Veeder has been a symbol of folk music in the region since the release of her first original album, This Road, an effort that took her from performing at fairs and festivals around her home state to managing a national tour with a booking agency out of Nashville.
With unique and interestingly beautiful vocals, three original albums under her belt and years of experiences as a performer, Veeder’s ability to captivate audiences with stories of her love for the landscape, culture and people of rural America is what pulls at the heartstrings of audiences across the globe. The authenticity of Jessie’s character and story radiates from the stage she shares with her hometown band, Lonesome Willy, a group comprised of accomplished local musicians, including her father, who have influenced her and backed her her entire life.
Veeder’s latest release, Nothing’s Forever, features the single Boomtown, an homage to the people working to make a living in Western North Dakota’s oil patch. The song has struck a chord not only with the local audience, but also with national and international media looking to tell the story of unprecedented economical growth in a rural community, putting Veeder in the spotlight as a spokesperson for finding balance in a changing world.
Because beyond the music it’s Veeder’s ability to tell her story that has gained her a global following. Her popular website, “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…” chronicles life on the Veeder Ranch. You can also catch Veeder’s weekly column in the Fargo Forum and hear her on Prairie Public Radio as a guest commentator.
Official website: www.jessieveedermusic.com