Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, guitarist and songwriter Jesse Frizsell seamlessly combines aspects of modern and classic country with the smooth harmonies and feel heard in today’s biggest chart toppers. Frizsell has been a musician and songwriter for the majority of his life, in his own solo endeavors and as a leading member of local North Carolina bands. 

Born in Asheville, NC, Jesse grew up learning and playing his favorite tunes by classic artists, from AC/DC to George Strait. By the age of 16, he was playing in various local bands, contributing as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and arrangement. Frizsell has performed at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam both with his band and more recently as a solo artist. He has also opened for acts such as Bret Michaels (of Poison), Blackberry Smoke, Framing Hanley and shared the stage with Kevin Kinney (of Drivin’ N Cryin’) as well as Justin Biltonen (of 3 Doors Down). 

More recently, Jesse writes songs for the heartbroken, the working man and those ready and willing to unwind after a long day. Songs like “Beer In The Shower” strike a chord amongst a wide audience, a combination of good hearted humor and desperation, a song to laugh to keep from crying. He participates actively in the local Asheville music scene and regionally in the Southeast. You can find him most weekends playing as a member of The Western Carolina Writers, Solo, playing songs from his latest album or with his bluegrass trio, Jesse Frizsell and the Riffers. 

Jesse has released a two song EP, “A Couple of Songs for Drinking”,in 2018 and a full length album “Rose Gold Renegades”, in 2019, both available for streaming or download on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.


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press and media

"Known as an influencer on both the local and regional music scenes", "Recently his music has geared toward the heartbroken, the working man and those ready to unwind after a long day. Songs like “Beer In The Shower” strike a dissonance chord of good-hearted humor and desperation, a song to laugh at to keep from crying." - Steve Wong, 


Jesse Frizsell on WNC Original Music  podcast

Jesse Frizsell on the Picks and Bones podcast

Career Highlights

Frizsell has played the Warren Haynes Christmas Day Jam in Asheville, NC twice. He has opened for Bret Michaels of "Poison", Blackberry Smoke, and Framing Hanley. He has also shared the stage with Kevn Kinney of "Drivin' N' Cryin" and Justin Biltonen of "3 Doors Down". His first full length album "Rose Gold Renegades" was released December 20th, 2019, and accompanies a 2 song release "A Couple of Songs for Drinking" 2018