Boston-bred singer/songwriter and guitarist Jesse Ahern recently released his new album, Roots Rock Rebel. It marks his debut release via Dropkick Murphys’ Dummy Luck Music / [PIAS] record label and arrives on CD and vinyl on October 20th, 2023.
Produced by Grammy Award-winner Ted Hutt (Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Gaslight Anthem), Roots Rock Rebel combines elements of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Roots music with Americana-style storytelling.
Ahern has also recently released the single and video for “The Older I Get” which features guest musicians Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys and Country singer-songwriter Jaime Wyatt. The video was directed by Mike Rivkees.
Ahern shares about the track:
‘The Older I Get’ was almost a throwaway song. I had been playing an earlier version of it while on tour in 2022, but something was missing. I brought the song to [producer] Ted Hutt, and he helped me make it the singalong it is now. While on the road with Jaime, she had asked if she could sing it with me onstage and it was a hit, so featuring her was a no-brainer. I felt the last verse was perfect for Ken and am honored that he was up for the task.
Jaime Wyatt adds:
I met Jesse on tour, we were both opening for Dropkick Murphys and the first song that made me run to the side stage to hear better was ‘The Older I Get.’ I instantly started singing a harmony. I was drawn to the humility and wisdom of the lyrics in that song. The verses are dreamy and universal. Jesse Ahern is a really special dude, which makes him such an insightful writer. He’s lived to tell a lot of amazing stories and I cannot wait for the rest of the world to fall in love with his music, like I did.
Jesse Ahern will be playing songs from the new album as he joins longtime touring partners and friends Dropkick Murphys on their headlining U.S. tour this Fall alongside The Interrupters.
9/30 – Syracuse, NY @ Upstate Medical University Arena @ Oncenter
10/01 – Charlottesville, VA @ Ting Pavilion
10/03 – North Little Rock, AR @ The Theater @ Simmons Bank Arena
10/04 – Wichita, KS @ WAVE
10/05 – Omaha, NE @ The Astro
10/06 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
10/07 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
10/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center at Tech Port
10/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel ABQ
10/11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
10/12 – Rapid City, SD @ Summit Arena
10/13 – Brookings, SD @ Swiftel Center
10/14 – Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena
10/15 – Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center – Grand Hall
10/17 – Duluth, MN @ AMSOIL Arena
10/18 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Alliant Energy PowerHouse
10/19 – Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center
10/20 – Rockford, IL @ BMO Center
10/21 – Saginaw, MI @ The Dow Event Center
10/22 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
10/24 – Buffalo, NY @ RiverWorks
10/26 – Johnstown, PA @ 1st Summit Arena
10/27 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre
10/28 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit
10/29 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health Arena