AcoustiCafe featuring Henry Jamison – Host Joanna Lowe – Tickets – The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA – May 15th, 2017

AcoustiCafe featuring Henry Jamison - Host Joanna Lowe

AcoustiCafe featuring Henry Jamison - Host Joanna Lowe

Mon, May 15, 2017

6:00 pm

$0.00

Featuring Henry Jamison (Akira Records) http://www.facebook.com/henrymosesjamison

AcoustiCafe
AcoustiCafe
Every Monday at The Funhouse at Mr Smalls, AcoustiCafe presents an evening of open stage entertainment with a rotating list of hosts. Our vibrant community features singer-songwriters, bands comedians, poets and more. Every week, our house band is available to back performers looking to flesh out their work or kick it in a new direction.

Doors and check-in 6pm to 7pm
Signup at 7pm
No cover, 21+
Under 21 can attend (and perform) if advance message sent and accompanied by responsible adult.

Come out next Monday and join us! Whether performing or just watching, AcoustiCafe promises a unique and creative evening every week!
Henry Jamison
Henry Jamison
Assuming that a pedigree in such things has any relevance at all, which is certainly unclear, Henry Jamison was perhaps predisposed to songwriting. His great-great-great-great-great-great-great (etc.) grandfather was the 14th century poet John Gower (friend to Chaucer and Richard II) and his great-great-great-great grandfather was George Frederick Root, the most popular songwriter of the Civil War era. Probably more relevant is that his mother is an English professor and his father a classical composer, who gave him a Korg 8-track recorder and his first guitar.

Henry attended a Waldorf School near his hometown of Burlington, VT, sang in a traveling folk choir and played viola in local youth orchestras. After an academically turbulent stint as an English major at Bowdoin College in Maine, he left on tour for two years with a band of bearded friends. This period was full of joys and sorrows and ended in a move back home. After a few attempts at recording a solo debut with a cadre of talented players, Henry decided to demo some new ideas on his old Korg 8-track, which would go on to become The Rains EP. These songs show a central interest in exploring inner worlds, observing their treasures and holding none in contempt. They run the gamut from an earnest reckoning with romantic upheaval ("Real Peach"), to a knee-jerk and distorted view of the same ("Through a Glass"), to storm-driven dreamscapes ("The Rains" and "Dallas Love Field"). Finally, in "No One Told Me," Henry stands metaphorically on his own "Galleons Lap" (the summit where Christopher Robin says Goodbye-for-Now to the Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne's House at Pooh Corner) and looks out, with a newfound composure born of relationship, to the horizon of the Who-Knows-What that is the life of a musician.
Venue Information:
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
400 Lincoln Ave
Millvale, PA, 15209