Musical Director of NYC’s OBIE Award-winning Secret City performance gathering, Bass to play Rockwood record release show this Sunday.
Jeremy Bass as photographed by Robyn Hasty. Design by cultivate+.
Jeremy Bass – In The Press
“Winter Bare is a stunner!” – Sing Out!
“Daring and simple all at the same time.” – Guitar World
“The thing to cosy up to while the rain taps.” – BBC (UK)
“Hope can be heard shining through.” – Exclaim!
“Beautifully composed.” – MAGNET
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Hear New York In Spring, from the second of 2015’s two seasonal albums by Jeremy Bass, via Groundsounds or at the links below!
NYC! See Jeremy Bass live @ Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday, June 7th for the New York In Spring record release
“‘New York in Spring’ is essentially a love song for New York,” says classically trained guitarist and songwriter Jeremy Bass of the title track from the second of two seasonally-based records he’ll release in the first half of 2015 (the first being Winter Bare, out now.) “I think a lot of people, artists especially, have a love-hate relationship with this city. It’s inspiring, with an energy that’s inimitable, but at the same time the relentless pace can suck you dry.” Bass continues saying, “Then spring comes, people take off most of their clothes, everyone’s in the streets and cafes and bars after months of being cooped up, and you think, ‘How could I ever live anywhere else?’”
For the last decade, Brooklyn-based Bass has been the Musical Director of The Secret City, the OBIE Award (Off-Broadway Theater Awards)-winning performance gathering. Bass started with the group when its membership numbered in the single digits, and has seen The Secret City’s membership grow to the thousands during his tenure. Even with such a substantial and supportive artistic community as an integral part of his daily life, Bass wrote his new pair of albums in literal isolation. Returning to single living in Brooklyn after a rough divorce in late 2013, Bass found himself secluded in an empty house, sifting through his memories.
“All I wanted to do was hole up in a cave and wait for the storm to pass,” he remembers of that brutal winter of 2013.
Ultimately, the period resulted in two distinct but complimentary records: Winter Bare is a Merle Haggard, Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash-influenced group of songs that feature the mandolin and banjo, “divorce gifts” that Bass bought for himself, and the upcoming New York In Spring (arriving June 9th), a collection of Bossa nova-inspired tunes featuring Bass’ live band, and influenced by the great Bossa nova composer Jobim and Brazilian guitar masters Luis Bonfa and Baden Powell.
Winter Bare by Jeremy Bass is out now. New York In Spring is scheduled for release in June 9th. Jeremy Bass is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Jeremy Bass – Live
06/07 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall “New York In Spring” Record Release Show
06/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store 9PM
New York In Spring
June 9th, 2015
06. Theme from El Decamaron Negro
07. Prayer (Banjo for Annie)
01. Introduction (Shoreline)
04. One More Cigarette
05. Coming Back Home
06. Red Tailed Hawk
07. Winterlude (Banjo for Annie)
9. (Lookin’ For) The Heart of Saturday Night (Vinyl-Only Bonus Track)
Jeremy Bass Links
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion