Winner of the 2009 & 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) Mandolin Performer of the Year, Jesse Brock began his Bluegrass career with his family band at the age of nine. He actually started singing at age 7, taking fiddle lessons at 8 & picked up the mandolin at 9. His first album (1983) was recorded with his family at age 11 and later that year played the Grand Ole' Opry as the first place prize winnings at Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Band Contest. As Bill's guest on the Early Bird Special, C.W. Brock & the Next of Kin, later to be renamed The C.W. Brock Family played two songs.
Jesse is currently performing with a cast of bluegrass veterans known as Fast Track on EMG Records. In addition to his current position, Jesse is also offering his Streamliner album band for bookings in 2021 and beyond. Jesse has been working diligently in the studio at Sound Biscuit Productions on his much-anticipated project, Streamliner. Featuring artists Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Jason Carter, Josh Swift, Rob Ickes, Russ Carson, Ron Block, Greg Blake, Barry Reed and Dale Perry.
Jesse is also a solo artist in his own right, with an IBMA award-nominated CD 'Kickin' Grass' on Pinecastle Records that includes an A-list of pickers and was co-produced with his former band mate, Ron Stewart. In 2007, Jesse co-produced Rick Lang's album (w/long-time friend, songwriter/singer, John Miller), 'Look to the Light", another multi-award-nominated project. Rick Lang commissioned Jesse Brock and John Miller to arrange all the original songs and produce the album, which went on to be in the first round of the Grammy's, the final round of the GMA Dove Awards, and the final round of the IBMA awards (2011).
Jesse has been privileged to play all over the world, making his first trip to Europe in 1997, and returning several times since, including a trip to Bulgaria to record with Lilly Drumeva. Brock has since recorded in Spain as well.
Jesse has worked with: The Lynn Morris Band (2 albums), Dale Ann Bradley (2 albums), Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (4 albums), Audie Blaylock & Redline (2 albums) and most recently with The Gibson Bros. Jesse first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry at the young age of 11, and since has performed on stage with Ricky Skaggs, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, The Tony Rice Unit, and the list goes on. In recent years, Jesse was an integral part of Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, recording two band albums awarded IBMA's "Instrumental Album of the Year" (2009 & 2011), and the band winning "Instrumental Group of the Year" four years in a row (2007-2010). Brock was also on Michael's 2 Rounder solo projects in the early-mid 2000's: 'Flamekeeper' & 'Let 'Er Go, Boys'.