Photos By: Teresa Porter for My Friend Teresa Studio
"Now more than ever, breaking down barriers is of prime importance. Credit Tennessee Jed with journeying to those unlikely realms and finding a fit once he arrives."
- Lee Zimmerman (Bluegrass Today)
"The most fun project I've ever been a part of."
- Scott Vestal (recipient of the 2017 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass)
Long time, no talk! Hope y'all are doing ok out there. A couple things going on in Tennessee Jed Fisher news. Firstly, I'm back in the Raleigh area, and shows are finally starting to pick back up again. Hope to see more of my Triangle people at a gig soon!
Secondly, I have a new music video! Filmed on location in Norway by longtime TN Jed collaborator, Tobias Albrigtsen, Opie's Intermezzo has finally come to light! From the Pimpgrass album, this video was completed awhile back, but due to circumstances at the time, was never released... until now. It features music by myself, Scott Vestal, Luke Bulla, Patrick McAvinue, and Todd Parks, as well as the talents of Norwegian dancer, Vilde Jensen. Check it out here, on my YouTube page or on Facebook!
Asheville peeps- My buddy, Blake Vance, and I will be performing at the first Ashejam coming up June 25th through 27th. We will be playing Saturday afternoon at noon, just after the amazing Emi Sunshine. Also playing the festival: Snake Oil Medicine Show, Jeff Sipe Trio, Grass Is Dead, Perpetual Groove, plus a slew of great 70's bands, including Pure Prairie League, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Orleans, The Babys, Firefall, and Poco! With an amazing lineup like this, I hope to see you all out there!
Thanks to everyone that has supported and contributed to my career making music so far. I hope you will continue to do so in the future. See you at the next show!
The Official Music Video for The World That Cried Wolf
The Official Music Video for Can't Get There From Here
Official Music Video for Soul-Country Pimpgrass
Tennessee Jed Fisher was born in Tennessee, but makes his home in the Raleigh area of North Carolina. A soul-shaking singer with thoughtful, often humorous lyrics and the acoustic guitar chops to back them up, Jed blends multiple genres into his own unique Americana/Newgrass sound. Having released four star-studded and critically acclaimed albums, Jed has worked with many high-profile artists, including current and former members of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush Band, Sister Sadie, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Ben Folds Five, Songs From the Road Band, Dailey & Vincent, Mountain Heart, Town Mountain, Che Apalache, Jon Stickley Trio, and The Waybacks. His music has been featured in the television programs, Duck Dynasty, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Wake Up Call.
“Wow, killer! Great singing, …really a great track! When Newgrass Revival gets back together, they should do this song… Thanks for having me, super fun session!” – Rob Ickes
“I am thrilled and honored to be playing guitar and singing harmony on this new single by Tennessee Jed Fisher! It’s such a poignant and enthralling song, and the track completely captures all of the great excitement and energy from the recording process! From the first time I heard this song, I loved it… and I am so excited for the rest of the world to hear it!”
– Trey Hensley
“Check out TN Jed [Fisher]! His character authentically flows through his music for a sound that is both fun and jammy”
- Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters)
“TN Jed [Fisher] has an amazing voice and is one hell of an entertainer!”
- Charles R Humphrey III (Songs From the Road Band, Steep Canyon Rangers)
"Jed has a golden throat. He can sing tenor to a canary."
- Robert Greer (Town Mountain)
“Dang. Just had a moment to check out your record. Totally unique. Far out and traditional by turns. Like Appalachian Zappa. Great work!”
- Jonathan Byrd
"In a world where titles and definitions seem to matter, Jed "Tennessee Jed" Fisher has carved another notch in the bluegrass belt with his own contribution."
- Americana Rhythm Magazine
"Features lightning quick solos and beautifully blended vocal harmonies. Most importantly, it is full of the heart, soul, and respect for the rich tradition this music has."
- The Music Butcher Blog
"Jed shows us an entirely new side of bluegrass and Americana... Run, don't walk and get this one today!"
- Indie Voice Blog
"...he's got the key ingredient for GREAT music down - FUN! ...Seriously, he's a powerful singer, & will hold you spellbound, folks... I wouldn't be surprised if this wins some awards... in fact, I predict that it will."
- Dick Metcalf, editor - Contemporary Fusion Reviews