Spring ’16 Supper Club Tour

I’ve been hard at work on a new record this winter! Okay okay–I’ve been baking a lot of sourdough bread AND working on a new record. I’m not sure when it will be out, but I’ve got about a dozen new songs I’d like to try.

If you’re not familiar with the Supper Club format, it’s a concert + a potluck. This tour will feature new songs, new merch, the same old “Inappropriate Question Jar” and of course, great food.

Tickets are available on my merch store.

May 26 – St Anthony Village, MN – sold out
May 27 – Minneapolis, MN – sold out
May 28 – St Paul, MN – sold out
May 29 – Lakeville, MN – sold out
May 30 – St Paul, MN
May 31 – Minnetonka, MN – sold out
June 1 – St Cloud, MN
June 2 – St Paul, MN – sold out
June 3 – Hopkins, MN – sold out
June 4 – Maple Grove, MN – sold out
June 5 – Madison, WI
June 6 – Chicago, IL
June 7 – Rochester, MN – sold out
June 9 – Northfield, MN – sold out

 

Do You Enjoy Having Strange (But Cool) People In Your Home?

I’ve been bunkered down in Minnesota working on a new record over the winter, but I’m thinking about hitting the road to try out some new songs. If you like music, food, and a house full of strangers consider hosting a Supper Club show this spring! Send an email to: jeremymessersmithmusic@gmail.com.

Star Wars

Thirty years friends.

Thirty years since we’ve had a good Star Wars film.

Thirty years we’ve waited to find out what happens to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, R2, and Threepio.

And tonight, we’ll know.

Ever since I was a child, Star Wars has been the language of my imagination. I suspect that a lot of you, like me, have spent hours dreaming and projecting yourself into that universe: cardboard tube lightsaber in hand or earmuffs at the ready. My favorite scene in Star Wars is a simple one- young Luke Skywalker gazing upon a binary sunset, yearning for adventure, curious about the future. It’s the longing felt by all young people as they try to find their way in the world. As a homeschooled kid growing up on a farm (in the desert no less), let’s just say I identified with Luke. A lot.

I felt the disappointment of the prequels deeply. The hype was unimaginable and the letdown was crushing; for me it was a near existential crisis. Star Wars was so much a part of me and I couldn’t reconcile how terrible the films were. I remember driving home from The Phantom Menace in my dad’s truck in a state of shock. The prequels were as wrenching to me as Luke discovering his true heritage.

And yet, Star Wars remained a part of me. It didn’t have the same power- I became more or less immune to the merchandise and the subsequent sequels and spinoffs. The planned 3D re-issue of the films felt like a gratuitous cash crab. Still, Star Wars lived on in my imagination.

A few years back, I was driving home from work and a little melody popped into my head. It was simple; childlike. By the time I got home, the entire song was nearly finished. I quickly opened garageband and recorded what I thought would be a demo into my laptop microphone. And that was it.

After the video for the song went viral I started getting emails; emails from all over the world. It was more email than I could ever answer (sorry about that!). They all felt the same way I did. Letdown. Disappointed. Heartbroken. The song seemed to help them sum up how they felt. It was a dark time for Star Wars fans.

Now after thirty years in the wilderness, we have what appears to be a good Star Wars film, made by fans who love it.

And I’ve never felt more like a kid.

May the Force be with you,

Jeremy

US Supper Club Dates

Hi all,

I just announced some Supper Club shows this September around the Midwest and East Coast. If a musical potluck sounds like your idea of a good time get some tickets while you can!

Bon Appetit,

Jeremy

7/20 Fargo, ND
7/22 Spokane, WA
7/23 Kirkland, WA
7/24 Portland, OR
7/26 Corvallis, OR
7/28 San Francisco, CA
7/29 Reno, NV
7/30 Salt Lake City, UT
8/1 Denver, CO
8/2 Wichita, KS
8/3 Kansas City, MO (Sold Out)
8/4 Omaha, NE
8/7 Minneapolis, MN (Sold Out)
8/8 Minneapolis, MN (Sold Out)
8/9 Minneapolis, MN (Sold Out)
8/10 Minneapolis, MN (Sold Out)
9/8 Oshkosh, WI
9/9 Milwaukee, WI
9/10 Evanston, IL
9/11 Chicago, IL
9/12 Indianapolis, IN
9/13 Columbus, OH
9/14 Cleveland, OH
9/16 Washington, DC
9/17 Silver Springs, MD
9/19 Durham, NC
9/20 Chattanooga, TN

Supper Club Tour 2015

Supper Club 2015

Hi all,

I’m happy to announce some new Supper Club Tour dates. If you’d like to eat some great food, hang out with some cool people and hear me test drive some new songs, then pick up a ticket!

ECHO PARK, CA 5/6
MSP, MN 5/27
MSP, MN 5/28
MSP, MN 5/29
MSP, MN 5/30
AUSTIN, TX 6/8
BURNSVILLE, MN6/17
ST. PAUL, MN 6/18
DEEPHAVEN, MN 6/20
EDINA, MN 6/21
HUTCHINSON, MN 6/22
ROCHESTER, MN 6/23
WEBSTER, WI 6/24
DULUTH, MN 6/25
FARGO, ND 7/20
KIRKLAND, WA 7/23
PORTLAND, OR 7/24
CORVALLIS, OR 7/26
SF, CA 7/28
RENO, NV 7/29
SLC, UT 7/30
DENVER, CO 8/1
WICHITA, KS 8/2
KC, MO 8/3
OMAHA, NE 8/4

I’m looking at add some shows on the east coast this fall, so if you are interested in hosting email me at jeremymessersmithmusic@gmail.com.

Supper Club 2015

I’m thinking about doing another Supper Club Tour this year. What is a Supper Club show like? Well, it’s a big musical potluck. Everybody brings food to share and I bring my guitar. If you’d like to host a show at your home, send an email to jeremymessersmithmusic at gmail.com.Supper Club Tour Teaser

Holiday Single “Let’s Ditch Christmas” Available Now

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I’m a grinch.

For whatever reason, presents, candy canes, Santa, caroling (ESPECIALLY caroling), and little tater tots with their eyes all aglow don’t do much for me. So, I did what you’d expect and wrote a Christmas song. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

I hate most holiday music, but the stuff I do love comes almost exclusively from the crooner era of the ’50s and 60’s: Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and so on. The lyrics are pure schmaltz, the arrangements are sugary, but throw in a playful bourbon-soaked vocal with a dash of sleigh bells and it just works.

With “Let’s Ditch Christmas” I tried to combine grinchy-ness with a big band sound I love. I hope you like it.

Happy Holidays,

Jeremy

P.S. – If anyone at Fox News reads this: this is the War on Christmas’ ground zero. It is my sincere hope that this song becomes a battle-hymn and next year we are all dancing around Festivus poles or celebrating Saturnalia or something.

August 2nd in Duluth + Supper Club Shows

** I have a new album out called Heart Murmurs. It’s available on iTunes and in CD /LP. You can also Pay What You Want for Songs and Album Downloads for The Reluctant Graveyard, The Silver City, The Alcatraz Kid and Paper Moon**

Hey-
I’m going to be playing a really fun festival in Duluth, MN on August 2nd called “Howling Moon”. You can grab a ticket here, it’ll be really fun to do a show again with Brandi Carlile…

Also, I have some really fun Supper Club Tour shows coming up. Full schedule below, grab a ticket while you can….

July 24th Brooklyn, NY (SOLD OUT)
August 11th Des Moines, IA (Tickets)
August 12th Kansas City, MO (Tickets)
August 13th Wichita, KS (SOLD OUT)
August 14th St Louis, MO (Tickets)
August 15th Chicago, IL (Tickets)
August 16th Evanston, IL (Tickets)
August 17th Oshkosh, WI (Tickets)
August 18th Rochester, MN (SOLD OUT)
August 28th St Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
September 4th St Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)