BROWNFIELD — Boston-based soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesse Dee will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. The concert is part of the tour to debut his CD, “On My Mind/In My Heart,” by Alligator Records. Tickets are $20.

The CD features 11 original songs produced by Dee and Jack Younger. Dee writes about real life with true emotional poetry. His lyrics are set to toe-tapping melodies with horn charts channeling The Memphis Horns and 1970s-era Van Morrison.

“I’m a music fan first,” Dee said, “so it’s important to me to seek out and create with original ideas. That’s why songwriting is so important, and why I mean every word I write and sing.”

Dee won the 2010 Boston Phoenix Music Poll Award For Best R&B Act, both for the strength of his live show and the aftershocks of his 2008 debut CD, “Bittersweet Batch.” He recently won the Boston Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Dee regularly plays to packed clubs in New England and has toured Europe multiple times.

Born in 1980 in Boston, Dee grew up in nearby Arlington and began playing guitar by age 18. He attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studying illustration, performance, production, mixed-media and composition. He played in bands and did some touring while in college before fronting his own band and releasing his first album, “Bittersweet Batch,” in 2008.

For information call 207-935-7292 or go online to stonemountainartscenter.com


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