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|Origin||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Genres||acoustic blues, alt-country, indie folk, roots|
Jesse Rivest is a Canadian singer-songwriter currently residing in New Zealand (2008). His main instruments are voice and guitar. He has toured British Columbia, as well as Australia and New Zealand as a solo performer.
In 2005, Jesse Rivest was accepted as a "Best Newcomer Finalist" in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest for his song Deadbeat Blues. After independently releasing Seventeen Oh-Two Oh-Six in 2006, and after a late-summer tour of British Columbia, he moved to Wellington, New Zealand.
In 2007, after touring Australia, he made (unscheduled) appearances at the New Zealand Fringe Festival, and was the subject of a 40 minute live interview (with performance) on Radio New Zealand National (Jim Mora). In the same year he returned to Kelowna (British Columbia) to perform at the Rockanagan festival. In early 2008, he performed a mini-tour of New Zealand with Tessa Rain.
- 2010: Live at the Mussel Inn - Feb 19 2010 (jesserivest.com release)
- 2006: Seventeen Oh-Two Oh-Six (jesserivest.com release)
- 1999: The Way Things Were (mp3.com release)