Jesse James Dupree is an American musician, television personality, and businessman. Dupree is the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter in the rock band Jackyl, founded in 1991. As a solo performer, he released albums in 2000 and 2008 under the names of “Jesse James Dupree” and “Jesse James Dupree & Dixie Inc.”, respectively.
Jesse James Dupree is the lead singer and guitarist of the American Southern Rock band Jackyl from Kennesaw, Georgia. Formed in 1991, the band signed a recording contract with Geffen Records. In 1992, a self-titled debut album was released and went platinum; the band still tours heavily on the festival circuit, in music venues, and on TruTV’s reality television series Full Throttle Saloon.
Dupree’s most famous routine involves using a chainsaw as a musical instrument during the song “The Lumberjack” and “The Star Spangled Banner”. His collection of customized instruments include an electric guitar with a chainsaw attached and an large customized chainsaw powered by a Dodge Hemi, engine.
In 2007, Dupree founded Mighty Loud Entertainment, a record label and artist management and marketing company.
With business partner, Michael Ballard, Dupree brought the Full Throttle Saloon television series  to the airwaves on TruTV in 2009. After five successful seasons with TruTV, the series was picked up by Reelz Channel; season premiere on October 3, 2014. Ballard and his wife, Angie, appear in each episode along with Dupree.