Friday, May 4
Friday, March 24, 2017 ♦ 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one's pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship.
Mason Jennings on his new album, Wild Dark Metal:
This record was written and then recorded during greatly varying days for me. Great days like Halloween with my kids next to very rough ones when I had to deal with the death of a friend (more than one). Some amazing folks helped me make it: Sean Carey plays on it, Brian Joseph recorded it, Shawn Everett mixed it with me at his studio in LA. It deals with loss, love, suffering, longing, and mystery. I hope it finds the listener who is looking for it. I hope it brings deep medicine. I hope you play it loud. - Mason
Gia Margaret is a songwriter and producer from Chicago, IL. Complimented by a striking clarity of vocal tone, her songwriting is characterized by honest and ruminative lyrics, all at once treading familiar, yet rarely charted territories. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Nick Drake, Jose Gonzales, the Books, Joni Mitchell and Maria Taylor, her songs possess a timeless quality. For the past several years, she has become most known for her lo-fi bedroom demos and distinct recording style. Gia is gearing up to record her first full-length record this April.