Published on August 16th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Exclusive: Songwriter, Producer & Musician Jesse Harms On 40+ Years In The Music Industry

Even as a devoted fan of classic rock, if I said the name “Jesse Harms” to you, you may not know who I was talking about. But the reality is that you have heard the music of Jesse Harms, and you have heard it many times over. Beyond spending decades in the backing band of former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar — whom he co-wrote many songs with — Harms has co-written released music for the likes of Heart, Eddie Money, REO Speedwagon, Bad English, Guitar Shorty and Patty Smyth, to name a few key artists. He has also contributed to recordings and/or live appearances by David Lee Roth, John Hiatt and Ry Cooder, beyond sessions alongside musical greats like Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Ted Nugent, Tom Jones, Bootsy Collins, Billy Idol, Ted Templeman, and Alphonso Johnson.

While doing some research for the podcast that I launched with Steve Roth back in June 2020, The DLR Cast, I stumbled upon contact information for Jesse Harms. I reached out to see if he would be interested in speaking about his musical past, present and future, and featuring he was. Below is an embed of my August 2020 interview with Harms, as also featuring discussion with the aforementioned Steve Roth about such, in addition to music videos of 2 hit songs co-written by Harms over the years.

Jesse Harms can be reached by visiting the social media accounts of the Marin Music Center.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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