Jesse Cahn grew up in the coffeehouse scene of the early sixties. His mother - Barbara Dane - is a renowned
Blues and Traditional Jazz singer and his father - Rolf Cahn - was an accomplished and revered guitarist and teacher. Both
of his parents owned and operated music venues.
He says "I cannot remember a time when music was not a part of my life. One of my earliest memories is of
Jesse Fuller -the famed songster and author of 'San Francisco Bay Blues' - coming to the house hauling along a prototype of
his famous 'Footdella', a bass instrument constructed out of piano parts that he played with his right foot as part of his
one man band." Other influences were K.C. Douglas - author of 'Mercury Blues', Brownie McGee, Mance Lipscomb, and Lightnin'
Hopkins, all of whom he knew personally and who's styles are blended into his own.
Jesse went on to play in several bands during the Rock era of the Sixties, (including drums with the great
and legendary Chambers Brothers), in the late Seventies Jesse leaned towards Classic Country, fronting his own band - "Jesse
Chisholm & The Goodnight-Loving Band" until the early Nineties. (Jesse released a single on the 'Big Name Records' label
- "Lady Come Lately" B/W "Burning Desire" - which was added to the playlists of over 250 stations nationwide under that name.)
Since the mid-Nineties he has concentrated on bringing his brand of Blues - Acoustic and Electric - as well
as his well honed Originals and great eclectic AmeriCahnA to the Oklahoma City area. He also tours Europe and the United States
spreading the 'gospel' of down home Blues, Roots & Originals. His latest CD is called
AmeriCahnA" and can be purchased through the email link below.