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Artwork| Tracklist | Credits

Jesse Palter — Vocals (all tracks)

Doug Petty — Keyboards, Programming (all tracks)

String Arrangements (3, 6, 8, 10)

Tim LeFebvre — Bass (1, 3, 7, 9)

Mick Taras — Guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)

Dan Petty — Guitar (1, 3, 5, 9)

Brian Green — Additional Guitar (1)

Aaron Sterling — Drums, Percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 7)

Matt Chamberlain — Drums, Percussion (5, 8, 9)

Nayanna Holley — Background Vocals (1, 2, 4, 9)

Laura Mace — Background Vocals (1, 2, 4, 9)

Raquel Rodriguez — Background Vocals (1, 2, 4, 9)

Alex Al — Bass (2, 4)

Erik Kertes — Bass (5, 8)

Charlton Pettus — Guitar (5, 9)

Dontae Winslow — Horns (2, 4)


Paper Trail

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Prolific singer/songwriter Jesse Palter comes from a long line of creative genetics. Her great-grandfather invented iconic award-winning shoes, including the platform, the slingback and the peep-toe. Her great-grandmother was Estée Lauder’s interior decorator. And her grandmother is a notable New York opera prodigy. So it comes as no surprise that when this diminutive dynamo hits the stage, you’re in for a real experience. And like all great art, it’s autobiographical. Like an open book, she’s working out snapshots of her life onstage.All of the songs on Paper Trail, her full-length debut album, with ten tracks of aggressive, piano-pounding pop/rock in the soulful vein of Carole King, Sarah McLachlan and Sara Bareilles, were written by Palter.


Jesse Palter

Product#: ART7054|Released: 07/19/19


Paper Trail

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By the time she officially signed to Artistry Music and began honing the setlist for the release of her debut EP The Paper Trail, Jesse Palter had written an astounding number of songs. Her multitude of talents as a vocalist and songwriter of strength and depth are showcased powerfully on the five tracks of The Paper Trail EP.

The edgy, incisive pop-rocker " Heavy is the Crown" finds Jesse exploring that sweet spot between inviting infectiousness and biting criticism of a narcissistic person who plays the victim, always has to be right and does everything out of spite - yet remains completely unaware of his/her own flaws. It's the perfect cathartic anthem for anyone who has ever fallen prey to the emotional rollercoaster of such a person. 

Jesse shares her more rockin' side on "TMI (Wouldn't You Like To Know)," an irrepressibly funky, slyly self-deprecating jab at her propensity for putting her foot in her mouth, and the brooding, warning filled power ballad "The Wrong Girl."


Signing Story: Jesse Palter   11.06.18

A melancholy yet exuberant reflection on a love left behind, “Paper Trail,” the title track to Jesse Palter’s debut EP, is the perfect metaphor for the journey the multi-talented singer-songwriter has been on these past few years. As serendipity would have it, just as she was transitioning from being an accomplished jazz singer, Aristry Music, a division of Mack Avenue Records, was looking to expand from its jazz foundations into other genres. She is now the label’s first signed developing singer-songwriter.