Jesse Wayne Taylor
Unlike the majority of musicians in Nashville, singer, songwriter and musician, Jesse Wayne Taylor, is a born and bred middle Tennessee native. Growing up with a love for music, he experimented with writing lyrics as young as 7 years old. While singing in church throughout middle and high school, Jesse did not start playing guitar until he was 18. In his early years of college at Lipscomb University, he quickly realized that music would be a very big part of his life. While still in school he played around town any chance he could get. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 2015 with a degree in Public Relations. Following his college graduation, he decided to become a full time musician. Over the past few years he’s been “cutting his teeth,” playing any show he could get his hands on and writing song after song. As an independent artist, he has already released several projects. While also working on his own music over the last 3 years, he has also been the Music Instructor at an amazing non-profit called CreatiVets. This non-profit works with veterans that are struggling with PTS and they teach them to use art or music to help process their emotions. Primarily, he has been teaching guitar, piano, bass, harmonica and production techniques along with doing 1 on 1 writing songwriting sessions with veterans all over the country, but CreatiVets is always up to something new, so you never know what you might catch him doing! If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the programs, you can apply at creativets.org. Just click the link below.
Our purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing.