Matthew Perryman Jones / Jay Nash / Brittany Kennell

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Wednesday / February 16, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Matthew Perryman Jones and Jay Nash

Matthew Perryman Jones hails from Nashville, delivering a palette of aggressive, breezy, and quirky pop/rock. His roots in '80s music, with influences like U2 and REM, helped him shape his new album, Swallow the Sea. Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips) produced the album, and the song "Save You" has been featured on television shows such as Kyle XY and Private Practice. This record is the sound of Jones putting his neck on the line and shedding his musical inhibitions, and finding his voice in doing so.

Jay Nash, Californian native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of excruciatingly rustic voice so rarely heard on record, and an unnervingly candid approach to songwriting. His Americana and folk/rock-influenced songs refuse to dwell on the hard times, instead choosing to bask in the good and the great that life has to offer. Nash's charisma and buoyant attitude are infectious to the last with a sound capable of softening the sternest of hearts. He has performed at the Red Room numerous times with Greg Laswell and with the TFDI Tour that featured Nash, Tony Lucca, and Matt Duke. His latest album is The Things You Think You Need.

Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, Brittany Kennell tells pictorial stories through her country/pop songs. Staying true to her influences of Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks, her country twang and genuine nature are sure to touch the audience's hearts. Kennell graduated from Berklee where she received her bachelor's degree in songwriting. While in Boston, her involvement with Berklee's country ensemble for three semesters proved that country music was her true calling. With Nashville as the next step in her path, Kennell will pursue a long career as a writer for other artists in Music City.


$10 general admission