Cebu's unique band! Blues influenced original and cover music. Exciting show and lots of fun! Comprised of Two Filipinos and One American, JRI has a unique sound and has their own interpretation of many classic hits as well as original music. Highly energetic show, encouraging audience participation!
Jesse J-Dog Boartfield
Jesse J-Dog Boartfield is an accomplished Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Birmingham, Alabama USA. Resident of Cebu, Philippines since April 2010. Raised the Southeast US, where a mixture of Country and Blues runs deep in the culture. Worked with the Southland Band from Birmingham, Al from 1991 until 2010. During that time, released three CD's, the first contained the single "Southland" which charted in the US Country Music charts at #72 and on the Independent charts at #11. The second CD, "On Track" was produced by world famous, two-time Grammy winner, Larry Butler. Throughout the years with SLB, playing numerous live shows across the Southeast US, The nickname of J-Dog was born due to the energy of the live performances.
Arriving in Cebu in 2010, Jesse searched for and found two band mates with similar interests and JRI was born.
JRI the band live on stage
A power Trio based on Southern US Country and Blues with the influence of Bisaya to create unique original songs and exciting covers. JRI released their first CD in Feb 2012 and currently working on the second album. Jesse continues to play around Cebu with JRI and as a solo Acoustic Artist, being the ONLY entertainer in Cebu to perform authentic Country and Blues as he does in his own unique way. With only an Acoustic Guitar and a handful of harmonicas, he entertains local Filipino People, Expats living in Cebu and Tourists visiting the island.
Contact JRI Jesse J-Dog Boartfield:
per E-mail: jessebo69(at)gmail.com