- May 4, 2019
- Times: Saturday, May 4th 2019 at 7:00pm
- Location: The Fox Cabaret
- 2321 Main Street
- Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9
- Contact: Music on Main
In an era in which the magnitude of cultural sickness is coming to light, Henry Jamison has had some time to reflect. On his second record, Gloria Duplex, the Vermont songwriter deconstructs ideas of masculinity from boyhood to adulthood and what it means to be a white, middle class male in America today. “All of the images that were coming to me were of boyhood or of manhood,” says Jamison. “It ended up that every song on the record is in some way addressing that subject.” It’s a lot to unpack.
While an array of experiences fueled the themes behind Gloria Duplex, there were three in particular that made Jamison focus on the idea of coming-of-age. As a boy, he wanted to be a baseball player. “I had some desire to fall into that quarterback-cheerleader summer romance and that never happened for me,” Jamison says. He course-corrected from that archetype and attended the small liberal arts school Bowdoin College, where he grappled with being an artist in a sea of would-be businessmen. “My acquaintance said he literally got a hard-on when he thought of Goldman Sachs,” Jamison recalls. Jamison found himself avoiding classes and enacting his own form of resistance as an autodidact. Lastly, gaining perspective from his girlfriend and his own maturation prompted him to hone in on the theme of masculinity. “On my first record there are two songs where I tried to paint myself as that ‘heart of gold bro,’” he says.
Saturday, May 4th 2019 at 7:00pm
The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC
For tickets and more information, please visit here
2321 Main Street