Jesse Terry talks to me about his fatherhood journey and some of the similarities that Jesse and I have as dads. We talk about the “attention box” that he and his wife, Jess use for their daughter Lily. It is pretty cool and I think parents of young kids can benefit from it. The discussion then moves to talk about his new album, When We Wander and his creative process. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Jesse Terry
Jesse Terry’s seventh album, When We Wander, is the first he wrote since becoming a parent. So it’s no surprise the family theme courses through many of its 12 songs. His music career has been a family project ever since he became a full-time touring artist a decade ago. That was right around the time when Jesse met his wife Jess. They met on a cruise ship in the South Pacific. The life of a touring family inspired the album’s title track. “When we wander, when we wander / Don’t it feel like we’re finally found.” But in the face of the pandemic, he has found that “wandering is not just a literal thing. We’ve followed our hearts with so many decisions in 2020-2021, and have found that there are many ways to wander and be free and brave.”One of those ways has been going virtual. He says that his livestream concerts have “become the highlight of my week and the thing that sustains us emotionally and financially. And an amazing community has sprung up from these concerts.”
Make sure you follow Jesse on Twitter at @jesseterrymusic and check out his website at jesseterrymusic.com.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.