Jesse Colin Young is a happy guy. He has the love and support of his beautiful wife Connie, his passion for music is back and he is once again spreading hope and joy and he has purpose in his step and in his life.
In 1993, Jesse and his wife Connie, launched their own independent label, Ridgetop Music, from their mountain home in Marin County. They introduced the imprint by releasing a new Jesse Colin Young album of all original material backed by top San Francisco Bay Area musicians, called MAKIN’ IT REAL. The next release would be a very personal collection of mostly solo slack key acoustic songs, SWEPT AWAY. Just as Jesse’s music enterprises were about to blast off with more adventurous recordings, a forest fire engulfed the Ridgetop property in October 1995. The family home and business was completely destroyed, and Jesse moved Connie and their two children to Hawaii with the clothes they had on their backs.
Musicians on the Songs For Christmas album: Jesse Colin Young, Dylan Kai, Connie Young, Ursula Vietze, Marsha Lydiard, Betsy Curtis & Vito Truglio.