May 31, 2007

Mason Jennings :: Boulder tomorrow night

Looking for a good show tomorrow night? Of course you are.

Mason Jennings is coming to Boulder’s Fox Theatre this Friday with Ferraby Lionheart (that’s a fairytale character, right?) and Patrick Park. Mason is growing into a favorite of mine, with a sound that is alternately described as folk-rock-pop, protest-funk-rock . . . etc etc etc. I just call it some of the most fun you can have with an acoustic guitar, a bass, and some fat drum beats.

He’s got a wonderfully organic do-it-yourself ethic, from the home-recorded first album, to the forming of his own record label (Architect Records) so that he could release “his music, his way.” Now signed to Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace label, Mason is still blending introspective, poetic lyrics with inventive and soulful acoustic musicianship.

In the next few days here, I’ll have some good interviewin’ with Mason to share with you guys — so brush up now by coming to see him live (TIX):

Living In The Moment – Mason Jennings

Nothing (live) – Mason Jennings
(from the Living In The Moment EP)

Fighter Girl (b-side) – Mason Jennings
(from the If You Need A Reason EP)

Oh Susannah – Mason Jennings
(from the Down By The Riverside comp)

Angeles – Mason Jennings
(Elliott Smith cover, 2/13/04)

California (Mason Jennings cover) – The Kooks

Jun 1 Fox Theatre – Boulder, Colorado
Jun 2 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 4 Neumo’s – Seattle, Washington
Jun 5 Aladdin Theatre – Portland, Oregon
Jun 7 Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, California
Jun 8 Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, California
Jun 9 Malibu Inn – Malibu, California
Jun 10 House of Blues – San Diego, California
Jun 12 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, Arizona
Jun 13 Santa Fe Brewing Co – Sante Fe, New Mexico
Jun 15 House of Blues, Cambridge Room – Dallas, Texas
Jun 16 Antone’s – Austin, Texas

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  • I’ve lived in Minneapolis for about a year now and it’s kind of strange that it took the advice of someone far away to finally get me to listen to Mason Jennings. Whether it be my unwillingness to explore the things recommended to me by friends – or the fact that I will probably forever associate his name with Waylon Jennings…I don’t know – just never gave him a shot. Thanks Heather

    Culture Bully — May 31, 2007 @ 10:45 am

  • enjoy Patrick Park.
    I sent something to about him a long time ago. I don’t know if you ever heard it, but he’s fantastic.

    The mason acoustic show at first Ave last year was awesome.

    nateslost — May 31, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

  • My brother and my sister both love Mason Jennings. I (for whatever reason) don’t like him too much. Hmm.

    Eric — May 31, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

  • mason is just the best there is…

    saw him for the 3rd time in nyc recently (from minneapolis originally) and he never fails to put on a great show…

    Little Dynamite — May 31, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

  • mason and patrick together. you just can’t beat that. have fun! :)

    skyforest robb — June 1, 2007 @ 2:38 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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