Howie Day w/ Opener Brian Jarvis - 1/25/18Thursday, January 25 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:30pm (Estimated End Time)
- Front Premier
- Bar Stool
at City Winery Boston
Up close & personal. The closest seats to the artist in the house.
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns.
A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.
After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day’s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. Its lead single, “Be There,” became a staple at modern AC radio.
After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. Over the next two years, as a reenergized Day toured North America, Australia and Asia, new songs began to emerge and evolve. His fourth full- length album, Lanterns, was recorded in Boston with producer and longtime friend Mike Denneen. Awash with a warm musicality and unique instrumentation, the album also features guest vocals from Aimee Mann. Lanterns was released in April 2015.
New England –based singer/songwriter Brian Jarvis releases his first full length album in over 4 years. Due out in February 2012 under the indie label Soundwave, “Beautifully Broken” tackles a 2 year period of Brian’s life that included losing his father to cancer, quitting his day job to pursue music full time and personal struggles. “Beautifully Broken” was recorded in New Haven, CT at Sunset Goose Studios (a division of Soundwave), under the guidance of long time Pat Mcgee Band guitarist-turned-producer Brian Fechino. The record features a wide variety of melodic, hooky guitar driven songs including one that was written within 24 hours of Brian’s fathers sudden passing.
“The last two years have tested me emotionally and spiritually. My goal when sitting down with Brian Fechino was to create and record honest songs. This album is transparent. I didn’t want the listener to feel as if I was being vague about what I was trying to sing about. I wrote “Beautifully Broken” at the height of my loss. It was strange to write songs about so much of life’s struggles but yet set it to melodies that felt so bright. As I dove into this process I realized even with challenges of everyday lives there is an underlying optimism that hangs over all of it. I feel the themes will connect with the listeners and provide a story for the listener to escape to.”