Saturday, November 16, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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Yoshi's San Francisco
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Phone: (415) 655-5600
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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An Evening With Mason Jennings (Solo) Nov 15-Nov 16, 2013 Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings blends the personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock & roller's passion Friday-Saturday, Nov 15-16 Friday 8pm $29 Saturday 8pm $29, 10pm $24 As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one’s pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship. With his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world. “Love is the most important thing to me, my relationship with my wife and kids,” Mason says, adding “And music has always been as important as breathing to me. I have come to realize that to have it all, I have to take the long view when it comes to integrating all these parts of my life.” Increasingly, a sense of place and community has become important to him as well. “The album is called Minnesota because it’s a metaphor for an ever-changing landscape. More than any place I’ve ever been, things change so much here, even month-to-month. But even as things change, Minnesota is where my home is, where my center is.” His profession often takes him away from that center. Being on the road and finding the personal space to create while at home has caused him to examine how he balances his loves. He generally writes from an intensely personal point of view, but Minnesota represents a step toward the light after the darkness of Blood of Man, his last album.
Ticket Price: 8pm $29, 10pm $24
Door Time:7:30
Show Time:8:00 & 10:00
Website:http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/livemusic/artist/show/3638

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