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Jonathan Rundman CD Release Show
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter JONATHAN RUNDMAN has had a busy decade: One relocation from Chicago to Minneapolis. Two children. Multiple albums. Dozens of songs. Hundreds of performances. Thousands of miles traveled. Now in 2012, this significant period is summarized in a new self-titled retrospective CD.
Twenty songs from throughout the aughts are included on the Jonathan Rundman album. Framed by infectious melodies and inventive arrangements, Rundman’s razor-sharp songwriting addresses the intricacies of adulthood: vocation (“Librarian,” “Workin’ My Committee”), parenting (“List of Things To Do”), politics (“The Serious Kind,” “Second Language”), romance (“Surgical Precision,” “Smart Girls”), looming mortality (“Dialysis Carpool,” “Bright Funeral,” “Ashes”), crises of faith (“If You Have a Question,” “That Man Upstairs”), and moments of joy and transcendence (“747s,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Forgiveness Waltz”).
Rundman’s new anthology collects songs from four albums released since 2000 (Sound Theology,Tennesota, Public Library, and Insomniaccomplishments) as well as previously unreleased recordings, remixes, and brand new songs. Appearing on the CD are ten years worth of collaborators including producer Walter Salas-Humara of legendary indie band The Silos, duet vocalist Beki Hemingway, multi-instrumentalist Drew Glackin (Susan Tedeschi, The Hold Steady), violinist Mary Rowell (Sheryl Crow, Todd Rundgren), drummer Konrad Meissner (Matt Nathanson, My Brightest Diamond), percussionist/engineer Pat Tomek (The Rainmakers), and engineer Tom Herbers (Low, Soul Asylum).
Deftly navigating between garagey rock, Americana, sophisticated pop, and folk music, the new CD Jonathan Rundman summarizes the work of one of America’s most ingenious and persistent independent songwriters.
"bright, catchy indie pop"
NEW YORK TIMES
“clever, intelligent songwriting”
“Rundman's lyrics paint vivid pictures...utilizing clever phrasing and fresh rhymes."
“literate…excellent…a record for anyone who hasn't given up on the idea that good songs, electric/acoustic guitars, and a great drummer are the key to all sorts of epiphanies”
Tuesday June 19 at 7:00pm (doors 6:00)
- June 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
$5-$15 pay what you can
June 19, 2012