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08Jan
Front Row Boston Live at Fraser featuring Henry Jamison and Neave Trio presented by WGBH
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH
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Date: January 08, 2019 to January 08, 2019
Where: Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH, 1 Guest Street, Brighton, Massachusetts, United States, 02135
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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Front Row Boston Live at Fraser featuring Henry Jamison and Neave Trio presented by WGBH Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7-9pm WGBH Studios Boston, MA The Vermont-based singer/songwriter will join us for a very special Live at Fraser performance. The Boston-based Neave Trio opens with a set of music by Astor Piazzolla.   Take one look at his family tree and one thing becomes abundantly clear: Henry Jamison was born to write songs. There's his father, a classical composer, and his mother, an English professor, who both inspired him directly. But if you continue tracing the Jamison lineage, some interesting names start to turn up. Go back to the 1800's and you'll find "Battle Cry of Freedom" author George Frederick Root, the most popular songwriter of the Civil War era. Travel even further back, to 14th century England, and you'll find the poet John Gower, known to be a friend to both Chaucer and Richard II.    There's definitely a bardic tradition within the Jamison family, and Henry has taken his inherent storytelling skills and finely tuned them into an art of his own.    With his debut album, The Wilds, Jamison blends delicate acoustic guitar and banjo with programmed percussion loops and synthesizers, while grappling with the jarring dissonances of contemporary life. He writes with cinematic precision, conjuring vivid scenes of fully realized characters wrestling with existential crises and modern malaise. The album comes on the heels of Jamison's 2016 breakout EP The Rains, a collection of songs that's racked up more than 20 million streams on Spotify and earned him a spot in NPR's World Café breaking artist series, raving that his "descriptions of places ring true and his subtle production touches stand out."    Get your tickets today for what's promising to be a night filled with visual lyricism and baroque pop perfection in WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio.   Supporting Henry Jamison will be the classical ensemble Neave Trio.    V
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