Jesse Marchant is in Birmingham next week as part of his tour for his latest (5th) album “Antelope Running”. A trio of dates for the UK include a stop at the Actress and Bishop next week.
Jesse Marchant is an NYC-based artist described as capable of breath-taking compositions. His style lies somewhere between the ambience of Brian Eno and the classic folk sound of Nick Drake.
Antelope Running finds Marchant traveling through time to recall a near-death experience from his youth and a hotel suite bender just before he met his wife. His recollections are as varied as the backdrops for his writing. These include a hazy stay in a stream-side Catskill cottage and months at home in Brooklyn with protests and riots at his doorstep. Or a summer of isolation in the forest that culminated with the news that he was about to become a father.
The songs on Antelope Running paint the portrait of a man consumed with compassion, looking back. Marchant’s acceptance and longing are interwoven. What’s more, they yield a depth of writing that is clearer and more significant than his past efforts.
This promises to be an interesting evening and we will be there to watch and listen.
Image courtesy of PR.