XPN Welcomes Johnny Irion and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five

Date/Time

September 20, 2019
08:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Description

Johnny Irion is a rocker in and out of time. There’s something kind of timeless in the way he wrings out the sweetest melodies and deeper passions of both ‘60s Californian rock and Guthrie-era folk.

Best known for his folk explorations with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie, Irion has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting artists across the folk-rock spectrum, from his uncannily Young-Nilsson-esque voice to his melodic and lyrical mettle.

Irion has recently released a solo record, Driving Friend, with members of Dawes, Wilco, Nicki Bluhm, and The Gramblers.

For someone as soft-spoken as North Carolina-based songwriter Darren Jessee, it might come as a surprise to learn that he has a gold record, a platinum record, and was part of a recent Grammy win.

Since 2006, he's released four records under the name Hotel Lights, all while working as a drummer for a series of wildly acclaimed acts.. In 2017 he contributed to The War on Drugs' A Deeper Understanding, which won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Before any of that, Jessee made his name as a member of the band Ben Folds Five, for which he co-wrote their biggest hit, "Brick."

Cost

$22-$25

Location

View map Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ

Additional Information

Sponsor

Hopewell Theater

Phone

609-466-1964

Contact name

Emily Hollinger

Contact email

htboxoffice@gmail.com

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