August 25, 2009

The creative process of Mason Jennings

This new short film about Mason Jennings was released yesterday, detailing the creative process behind his forthcoming album, Blood of Man (due Sept 15th on Brushfire Records). I’ve gotten to sit with this album for a few months now, and it definitely is darker and more brooding than much of his previous work. Mason has always been a storyteller capable of great depths in his songs, but this album plumbs some of the blacker ones. But still – the songs feel rich, and many leave a lasting gorgeous vapor.

UPDATE: Here’s a brand new track from the album!

The Field – Mason Jennings

And (previously on LOST): Mason Jennings interview (2007)

08.30 – Montauk, NY The Surf Lodge
09.15 – Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
09.16 – Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
09.17 – Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
09.19 – Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
09.21 – San Luis Obispo, CA The Downtown Brewing Company
09.22 – Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
09.24 – Eugene, Oregon McDonald Theater
09.25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
09.26 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
09.27 – Portland, Oregon – Wonder Ballroom
09.29 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
09.30 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10.09 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.10 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
10.11 – Troy, NY – Revolution Hall
10.13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
10.15 – Boston, MA – Somerville Theatre
10.16 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
10.17 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
10.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10.22 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10.23 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club Theatre
10.24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag
10.26 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub
10.27 – Champaign, IL – High Dive
10.28 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
10.29 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10.30 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

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  • Oh, good lord. Heather is turning me on to yet another great artist. How can one keep up?!

    Ed — August 27, 2009 @ 8:24 am

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