Real Acoustic Grunge

Real Acoustic Grunge


Meet Jess D' ARBONNE, a 32-year-old from Denver, Colorado.
“I made this playlist to curate the musical aesthetic behind The Walking Dead.”

If you were a singer, what current living artist would you like to collaborate with?

Bishop Briggs. There's something so intense about her voice combined with those driving drum beats that makes me want to sing myself hoarse.


What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

I saw Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at Red Rocks Amphitheater last year and it raised the bar for every concert I'll ever see for the rest of my life. We didn't stop dancing for his entire set!


Do you play any instruments? If no, which instrument do you wish you could play?

I play guitar. One of my favorite things to do is write really bluesy, acoustic covers of pop songs. I just learned "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande and "Royals" by Lorde.


What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?

My mom was a huge U2 fan, so I listened to their entire discography. There was also a lot of classic rock---Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane---in the house, so I listened to a lot of that. In fact, I think I learned how to use a record player by trying to listen to "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane!


What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?

Chris Cornell. After I got through all that classic rock, my teenage years were spent catching up on grunge and I just fell in love with his voice. Broke my heart when he died. I think he lived such an interesting life, and I want to know the story behind so many of his lyrics.