Date: Sunday, July 01, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Canada Day
Last Updated: June 29, 2012
Jonathan EdwardsWarm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled nor nostalgic. These days Jonathan Edwards, a vital and relevant artist in todays folk and Americana scenes, is much more likely to be found looking forward rather than back. Still, the journey that has brought him to towns and theaters all over the globe -- perhaps one near you tonight is well worth revisiting. That journey began in Minnesota, where Jonathan spent the first six years of his life before his fathers government job brought the family to Virginia. It was there that young Jon first sang in public a solo in church at the age of eight and began experimenting with songs plJonathan with a furry friendayed by ear on the family piano. On the brink of his teens, after only a few music lessons from the lady next door, he found that he was inclined to do his best learning on his own; in the decades to come, this would prove to be true not only with regard to music but also to life in general. Progressing from piano to guitar because, after all, it was the 60s, Jonathan began marching to the tunes in his own head rather than the ones dictated by his military school upbringing. I started on a $29 guitar and immediately started putting a band together, writing songs and learning all the contemporary folk songs of the time, he recalls. I just loved it, loved everything about it, loved being in front of people playing music.
Location: Club Pearl
Address: 275 Tremont St., Downtown, Boston
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