Jesse Manley's music is rooted in a deep passion for story-telling. With an insatiable hunger for evolving his knowledge of musical history and acuity, Manley delves into styles which few remember to transport his listener back in time. His music can be described as a folk-inspired melding of new and old sounds, exploring genres as diverse as jazz and country. His sound has been described by audiences as "beautiful, jauntily melancholic, and unique" and by the Huffington Post as "elegant and haunting, winding you into this sensual allegory of the season.” OndaRock named Manley's music as one of the "Top 10 Albums of the Year" in 2015 and "Top Album of the Year" in 2014. Manley was nominated for Westword's Best Folk Music Award in 2014, and he was chosen as Best of 2014 by OpenAir. Manley is most proud of his numerous collaborations with Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon, with whom he has created five works, which have received critical acclaim.