jessie payo

songwriter/performer

Payo is a true original independent artist that writes Americana/country material in a mature and distinctive voice. It’s rare to hear songs just once where they stay in your mind and linger in your memory. Jessie Payo is that artist. Poignant, moving, introspective, analytical and self critical, Payo’s material covers the spectrum of emotions delving into the human psyche.
— Harriet Kaplan/Punch Records USA
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About

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jessie Payo, known for her brilliant vocal and poetic songwriting, spent the year crisscrossing the country supporting her new single “She Will Love Again” which is lighting up Americana radio nationwide.

No stranger to the road, Jessie’s opened and performed with everyone from Jason Mraz to Eric Hutchinson, Lauryn Hill, Melissa Etheridge and Toad The Wet Sprocket. Her music has appeared on MTV’s hit series’ “The Hills”, “The City”, “My Super Sweet Sixteen”, ABC’s “Make it or Break it”, FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, and E!’s “The Daily Ten.”

Jessie’s  Kickstarter-funded EP “Down The Mountain,” produced by Aben Eubanks (Kelly Clarkson) in Nashville, showcases the best of Jessie’s honey-toned tenor and heartfelt songs and was released on September 17, 2013.

Jessie is involved with several projects spanning the globe of style and genre. 

She performs regularly as a solo artist and is honored to be part of the following projects:

POM POMS - Los Angeles Garage pop outfit mixes French new wave with 60s LA Style.  From cowboy boots to disco shorts, lead singer Jessie Marlene knows how to rock kickass style to match her gorgeous throwback voice.  The music mixes references like Quentin Tarantino, Ernie Kovacs, Roy Orbison, The Twilight Zone, Wes Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, Yves Montand, Connie Francis, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline with a fresh twist.  

PRETTY POLLY BAND- Country/Bluegrass duo with the lovely Leeann Skoda.

PAYOTE - An echo of her earliest project - Jessie and the Raindogs...a super high-charged rock blues sound featuring her longtime friend, collaborator and star guitarist  Johnny Stachela.

BAD BETTY - A burlesque show Jessie produces and performs with Dollhouse Entertainment.