Jesse Money is Eddie Money’s bandmate, singing partner, protégé — and daughter. She’s also inherited his strong-willed approach to making music, which the younger Money says leads to the occasional confrontation on the road.
“I feel sometimes like a brother and sister because we’re so close,” says Money, 22, who serves as both her father’s opening act and backup singer. “We tend to argue about little things I do on stage, like a song he won’t want me to perform and I’ll do it, and when I come off stage he’s like, ‘Why’d you do that?!’ even if it went over well.
“Sometimes he’s right, sometimes he’s wrong. I just think as an artist you’ve got to test things out for yourself.”
Money, who’s the second oldest of five children and has been part of the Eddie Money act since she’d bring him water onstage as a toddler, enjoys singing classic rock, whether it’s her father’s music or Janis Joplin and Allman Brothers Band covers. But her original music has a different flavor.
“I’m doing a lot of kind of dance-rock music ... like rock and soul but with some dance rhythms to it,” says Money, who’s in the midst of recording her first album for a hoped-for 2011 release. “I love dance music. I love music that uplifts people and is upbeat and makes people dance, ‘cause one of my favorite things to do is make people dance and have fun.”
Jesse Money performs with Eddie Money and Tripper at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets are $34.50 pavilion, $10 lawn. Call 248-377-0100 or visit www.palacenet.com.
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