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John John Brown – Songs, Stories and Art: Lessons from Strangers

Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00 PM
$15 – $20
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“An imaginative musical performance woven into a unique visual experience” – Gallery 25

$15 ($20 Day of Show)

Kerrville New Folk winner John John Brown is bringing giant comics and iconic photographs to the stage. Titled Songs, Stories, & Art- Lessons from Strangers, this original project weaves together storytelling songs and the visual arts in a live performance. Throughout the concert, Brown takes the listener inside the lives of 14 unique characters, while strumming his guitar and singing beside a projected graphic story.   Unfolding is an imaginative and colorful world revealing the idea that all people, strangers alike, have a story we can learn from.

“So well written that every song could be a short story, a treat for lovers of narrative-driven tales.” -Americana UK

The protagonists come from all walks of life; from an aging Vietnam Vet, to a trumpet playing orphan, a  married couple debating evolution, to a young man with mental illness wandering the aisles of Walmart.

With his guitar in hand, John John may have found a new way to sing a song. Above all, he stays rooted in the soil of a good story.

No Depression calls John John Brown’s debut album The Road “a blend of astute Americana accompanied by a quiet, reflective glow”, while Americana UK said his newest release is “so well written that every song could be a short story”. Post to Wire noted that “John Prine is a clear influence in the way Brown rolls astute observations and a humorous slant into his lyrics”. In recent years, John John has been chosen as a Kerrville New Folk winner and an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Most notably, in concert, he is known for mixing storytelling songs with the visual arts creating “an imaginative musical performance woven into a unique visual experience.” Seeped in good storytelling and fingerpicking melodies, John John Brown seems to have discovered part of the mystery that surrounds the great singer/songwriter tradition.



Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $15 – $20
Venue Name: SHOWROOM
Address: 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

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