C-Notes music writers are still engrossed by the Beatles reissues, so we're gonna let an artist explain why you need to see him. This time, it's lively singer-songwriter Jer Coons. —D.X. Ferris
Artist: Jer Coons
Hometown: Burlington, VT
Sounds Like: "John Mayer and Jason Mraz were riding on a tandem bicycle and crashed into Jimi Hendrix (who was listening to the Beatles on his iPod)."
Fun Fact: "Jer once bowled a 100. He has a reputation for building incredible tree forts. He's also well versed in pizza and post office etiquette."
Playing Where/When: Two shows: Friday, October 9, at the Kent Stage (175 E. Main St., Kent, 330.677.5005), and Sunday, October 11, at Wilbert's Food & Music (812 Huron Rd., 216.902.4663)
Why You Need to See Him: "You (the collective you) should come see me (Jer) because the show is cheap, the band is tight, and I usually say something so ridiculous and embarrassing onstage that you feel better about yourself afterward. It's like a Tony Robbins motivational cassette tape, but live!" —Jer, guitar, vocals, cell phone