NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jesse Ruben is an up and coming music star, who has opened for stars like Rick Springfield and Jewel.

One of his songs even inspired an entire community to make a difference.

He stopped by The Couch on Tuesday to perform that song and talk about his musical journey, which includes being from a family of musicians.

His father even performed at the White House.

Jesse Ruben can be seen at the Highline Ballroom on February 18 at 8 p.m.

WATCH: Jesse Ruben on The Couch

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