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[image-2] Proceeds from performances at Barnegie Hall in Avon Lake support the programs of Music on a Mission, an organization that aims to promote the “benefits of musical activities and participation are success in school, in the community and in life.”
At 7 p.m. on Sunday, singer Jesse Terry will perform at the place. Following last year’s critically acclaimed album Stargazer
, Terry issued Natural
, an album that finds him relying on "a more organic" approach to his music, earlier this year.
“We held tight to the concept of a very sparse and acoustic album, but after entering the studio we let the songs lead the way,” he says in a press release about the tour in support of the album that features guests such as Dar Williams, Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope, Liz Longley, Annie Clements, Erin Rae, Sarah Darling and Kim Richey.
“We stayed true to the original concept of a stripped down record but expanded on the original idea to allow for more creativity with the production and instrumentation,” says Terry. “Nothing was off limits. The album is still based around the power of a song, stripped down to one guitar. We felt like the best path with production was to support the vocals and the emotion of the song...and then get out of the way. I love that music can bring all kinds of people together. I feel so lucky to be making music for a living. I don’t mind the long drives and the long hours, because that’s all part of the journey. And once you stop loving it, you stop living it.”
At Sunday's show, Terry will perform some songs by himself and some backed by his "favorite cadre of local musicians." A $15 donation requested. To RSVP for the show or to learn more, go to the website
or email the Barnegie Hall folks at firstname.lastname@example.org.