Jessy Greene is a violinist, cellist and vocalist from St. Paul,
Minnesota. She was a former member of
Geraldine Fibbers and The
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A native from western Massachusetts, Jessy started playing the violin
at the age of four at the suggestion of her classical music-loving
parents. During high school, she took a break from the instrument,
before deciding to play violin in more contemporary styles.
Afterwards she got a degree from the University of California, Los
Angeles in ethnomusicology, and joined the
Peter Himmelman "Skin"
tour, playing violin and singing backup. Upon returning to Los
Angeles, Jessy joined the Geraldine Fibbers, with whom she recorded
two albums. In 1997 she moved to Minneapolis, joining The Jayhawks.
Jessy has played with a number of artists including Wilco, Tom Freund,
Atmosphere, Joseph Arthur,
Soul Asylum and
Dessa of Doomtree. She has
toured with several artists, including
Foo Fighters for 18 months in
2007 and 2008. She has also appeared with Pink as part of a 10-piece
string section on
American Music Awards
American Music Awards in 2008, and as the only
string player on Pink's
Funhouse Tour in 2009. She played at Hardly
Strictly Bluegrass Festival as part of Exene's band the California
Mothership in 2010.
She is featured on Foo Fighters' "I Should Have Known" on the album
Wasting Light, which also features
Krist Novoselic of Nirvana on
She has also recorded with Ben Harper,
Joseph Arthur and Dhani
Harrison in their band Fistful of Mercy.
Her song "Time Bomb" was featured at the end of the
Burn Notice season
2 finale called "Lesser Evil".
Blue Sky (2002)
A Demon & Her Lovers (2006)
Wilco - "The Lonely 1" from "Being There (
Wilco album)" (1996)
Wilco - "Jesus, Etc." from
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
Dosh - "Song for Zelbert Moore" from Dosh (2002)
Dessa - "Mineshaft" from False Hopes (2005)
Atmosphere - "Little Man" from You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're
Dessa - "Mineshaft II" from
A Badly Broken Code (2010)
Foo Fighters -
Wasting Light (2011)
Sound City - Real to Reel (2013)
Joseph Arthur -
The Ballad of Boogie Christ
The Ballad of Boogie Christ (2013)
Ghost - "If You Have Ghosts" from
If You Have Ghost
If You Have Ghost (2013)
Jessy Greene Official website, news section, "Time Bomb" Splashes
Burn Notice Viewers". 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
^ Burn Notice, Season 2 Episode 16
Jessy Greene confronts the past on solo `Blue Sky'.(VARIETY /
FREETIME)(LOCAL MUSIC)". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN: HighBeam
Research. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
^ "CD Baby: JESSY GREENE: A Demon and Her Lovers". Retrieved
Jessy Greene on MySpace
Jessy Greene on Discogs
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