Jer Coons / Jeff LeBlanc / Michael Tolcher

Thursday / May 26, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jer Coons

Armed with drop dead catchy melodies, boyish good looks and charm, singer-songwriter Jer Coons is sure to please any crowd. He grew up in Vermont, on a healthy diet of MTV and 'N Sync. His album, Speak, featured the song "Legs," which received mass radio play. For him, most singer-songwriters suck, especially the ones pushing middle age who have seen no real success and now hang by a thread shopping at Urban Outfitters in an attempt to look 10 years younger.

Jeff LeBlanc's immediately familiar-sounding blend of pop and acoustic rock quickly took him from dorm room concerts at Sacred Heart University to a 60-date tour of colleges across the country, where he was praised as everything from "the new John Mayer" to an artist "perfectly in tune with his audience." He has had the fortune of sharing the stage with Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, Third Eye Blind, Joe Brooks, and Augustana. His music has been featured on major television programs such as One Tree Hill, The Real World, Ghost Whisperer, and The Hills.

Hailing from just south of Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Tolcher smoothly blends pop, hip-hop, rock, and folk music to form his own powerful, hooky, and total senses-pleasing sound. He has played his music on street corners and in theaters all over, from New York to Beijing. His first public performance was from behind the piano in church at age 5. He insisted that he not be seen that morning, so he hid behind the piano as he sang. Obviously, he is not as shy as he once was.

 

 

Admission: 
$10 advance; $12 at the door