Jamie Kent w/ Opener Hayley Reardon - 5/20/18Sunday, May 20 2018 5:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start / Ends 8:30pm (Estimated End Time)
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Jamie Kent w/ Opener Hayley Reardon - 5/20/18
at City Winery Boston
- 8:30pm (Estimated End Time)
Named by RollingStone.com as an "Artist You Need To Know", and dubbed a "Must Watch Artist" by The Huffington Post, one might say the future of Jamie Kent looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern country rock artists like Jason Isbell and Will Hoge, as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Kent has no fear of hard work, playing over 150+ shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Doobie Bros, America, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, and Marc Broussard. Kent is supported by The Collective, an amazing grassroots group of fans who help advise and fund his career in exchange for access to exclusive music, merchandise, and vote in the major decisions he makes. He's officially endorsed by Durango Boots, BOSE and Telefunken Microphones, and his latest album "All American Mutt", debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. Kent was the only independent artist to break into the Top 20.
“You will know more, be more, feel more, see more than anyone will give you credit for” sings Boston-based singer/songwriter, Hayley Reardon about midway through her sparkling upcoming release, “Good.”
While offering a subtle pep-talk to the listener, Reardon simultaneously sums up herself and her humble approach to songwriting with this one lyric alone. The light in her voice, her lyrics, and her unique approach to both life and song has the uncanny ability to draw the listener inward to a place of clarity and reflection.
Born in 1996 just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Hayley Reardon discovered a passion for writing folk songs on her mother’s old guitar at a very young age. She quickly established a name for herself in the storied Cambridge, Massachusetts folk scene.
Reardon was named a Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe Magazine in 2012 in celebration of not only her music but her work to use it as a vessel for empowerment. With a voice that is distinctively rich and a contemplative sincerity in her songwriting, Reardon has far more in common with Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Tracy Chapman than many of today’s young pop singer/songwriters, boasting a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond her years.
Performer Magazine describes her music as “brilliantly moving folk/pop with a lyrical depth and soul,” while American Songwriter Magazine refers to Numb and Blue, the lead single from Wayfindings, as “a melancholy little masterpiece.”
Her latest album, entitled “Good” (Fall 2016 release) was entirely fan-funded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis, Erin McKeown), “Good” is a dazzling reflection of a period of immense growth and change, as lush arrangements surround the heart felt and humble rawness of Hayley’s writing.