The current local buzz about JESP, the new solo project by singer/songwriter/producer Joseph Espinoza, threatens to soon eclipse that of his old band, Outereach. That group, now defunct, never fit into any neat scene categories, floating somewhere in the sonic atmosphere between pop and prog. (This was, after all, an act that un-ironically proclaimed the Police and Peter Gabriel as influences while working the downtown circuit.) And while al the players in the group were able, what always stood out most about Outereach were Espinoza's vocals, which were supple and expressive, with a Sting-y kind of timbre.
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