March 11, 2020 – (Key West, FL). Music at Martello Concert Series continues at Fort East Martello with singer-songwriter Mason Jennings
Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Mason Jennings brings his poetic lyrics and passionate showmanship to Key West on Friday, March 27 with a “Music at Martello” series concert presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and Coast on the grounds of Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Jennings will perform from his most recent album, “Songs From When We Met,” a comeback collection of clear and hopeful songs that the 44-year-old musician describes as “a love record about healing,” as well as from more than a dozen previously-recorded albums.
“What makes Mason Jennings one of the best singer songwriters you’ve never heard of is his ragged intimate voice and his simple ruminations on war, hope, and gratitude,” says Rolling Stone Magazine.
A troubadour of his time, Jennings’ pared-down acoustic folk songs are honest, intimate, and inviting, blending the personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock & roller’s passion. Jennings released “Songs From When We Met” after a dormant period where he dealt with depression, agoraphobia, and divorce; it is a deeply personal album with lyrics that reference themes of clarity and transformation.
He has released numerous albums both independently and on Jack Johnson’s label, and has become one of the most talked-about artists on the acoustic music scene during his 21-year-career. Jennings has a loyal cult following and has sold-out shows across the country, including his previous 2014 sold-out show at COAST on Stock Island. Whether you’ve heard of him or not, don’t miss your chance to hear him play.
The concert is the first collaboration between the Society and COAST, broadening the reach of the already-popular Music at Martello concert series and promising a continued lineup of great music at the Fort. Tickets are $30 or $40 at the gate and can be purchased at kwahs.org, click “tickets;” children under 15 are free. Limited parking is available; bicycling is encouraged. Chairs and blankets are welcome. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
IMAGE: In his first Key West appearance since his sold-out 2014 concert, singer-songwriter Mason Jennings returns to Key West on Friday, March 27, for a family friendly “Music at Martello” series performance co-presented by Key West Art and Historical Society and COAST. (Provided photo)