HRMS Presents "JASON MCCUE :: SEATTLE ALTERNATIVE FOLK ARTIST AT HEALTHY RHYTHM"
Healthy Rhythm Music Services Presents "JASON MCCUE :: SEATTLE ALTERNATIVE FOLK ARTIST AT HEALTHY RHYTHM" • Monday evening, September 23rd, in The Listening Room of Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado!
Advance Main Gallery Reserved Seats and Studio Gallery rGeneral Admission available. After show Meet & Greet with musician is included. Advance purchase is recommended. This is a ticketless event. Show is limited to 50 concertgoers. Admission is $2 more Day of Show (if available).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.
"And you know that our continents will split."
This is the phrase that Jason McCue reminds his audience of in the opening chapter of his 2018 album, PANGAEA. It’s a theme that has proven difficult for him to ignore, as over the past 2 yeasr the Earth beneath the 21 year-old indie-folk artist’s feet has constantly been vibrating, thrusting himself upon an unsuspecting Seattle Music Community.
It began in March of 2017, when McCue competed in the Museum of Popular Culture's Sound Off! competition for artists 21 and younger in the Pacific Northwest. Armed only with his dad's acoustic guitar, a wispy tenor voice-box, and more than a few starkly provocative lyrics, Jason ended up impressing the competition's judges, comprised of Seattle music industry veterans, enough to earn him first place. The prizes included a drum set, an electric guitar, a synthesizer, and performance slots at Bumbershoot and Timber Outdoor Music Festivals. Oh, and there was also a Chipotle gift card, because a young musician has to eat.
Meanwhile, Jason was finishing his Junior Year at Seattle University, immersing himself in Environmental Studies. After taking a course on Mass Extinctions, he became increasingly interested in Earth history, and started applying different aspects of the geologic timescale to his writing. With the introduction of this concept, the groundwork for PANGAEA was laid. He realized that one of the only absolute constants in the 220 million years it's been since the Earth was together is that the ground keeps moving. Things keep changing.
PANGAEA marked a milestone in McCue's musical life because he grew up while making it. The album’s themes revolve around the ideas of nostalgia, certainty, and the distortion of memory traveling at a rate dependent on the proportions of distance and time. All the while, these themes are deposited as references to geology, Earth history, and scientific theory. The album is intended to pose the question— What happens when the continents have drifted as far away from each other as possible? Does that mean they'll crash again?
The record was officially released on March 16, 2018, via Portland’s venerable Fluff and Gravy Records, but one week prior, on March 9, KEXP hosted the release party at Washington Hall in Seattle. And you can bet that there were a number of seasoned members of the Pacific Northwest Music Community on hand, quietly taking note of the shifting ground beneath their own feet.
McCue is ramping up for a Fall 2019 Colorado tour that will coincide with his fifth album WASTELAND, scheduled for release in August. WWW.JASONMCCUE1.BANDCAMP.COM
HEALTHY RHYTHM MUSIC SERVICES
Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.
HEALTHY RHYTHM ART GALLERY
Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Advance appointment only on Sunday. www.healthyrhythm.net
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*There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if a show is cancelled. In the event of show cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.
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