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"Jackson Emmer: Live at the Gallery" • Studio (GA)


Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) Presents • "Jackson Emmer: Live at the Gallery" • Featuring Americana/Folk Music from Asheville, North Carolina • Special Guest, Justin Evan Thompson • Wednesday evening, July 5, 2017, at Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery in Montrose, Colorado!

General Admission Studio standing room/limited unreserved seating for sale. After show Meet & Greet included. Advance purchase is recommended. This is a ticketless event. HRMS utilizes a computerized guest list. Please provide First and Last names if purchasing online.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.

At the age of 13 Jackson Emmer heard Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” and was inspired to take up guitar. Immediately, he became obsessed with playing, and music in general. His first public concert was at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale, CO at the age of 16. By 18, he had a weekly gig with a local blues band. Not old enough to drink, Emmer had sneak in the back door of the bar each night for the gig.

While attending Bennington College, Emmer heard fellow student Trevor Wilson perform and was again, struck. His passion turned to songs, singing, folk and avant garde music. He daydreamed in song.

Raised with a DIY artist ethos, it wasn’t long before Emmer began making his own albums at home, releasing them, and booking his own tours. In 2010 he embarked on his first solo tour, writing songs for trade with people along the way. For dinner and a place to stay for the evening, Emmer would write his host a personal tune and these songs became the basis of his early records. While touring for two years, Emmer garnered a modest following.

In late 2012 Emmer found himself broke and returned to Colorado to live in his parent’s basement, and work on his craft. He found success as a bandleader for private events and upscale bars in Aspen, CO. Eventually, Emmer founded the “Americana Music Series” at Justice Snow’s, which led him deeper into the country music canon. During this time, Emmer wrote music every day, and performed roughly 150 dates a year. From hotel bars, to breweries, to weddings and birthday parties- those years in Colorado fortified Emmer’s performance style, his writing, and his sense of song.

In 2015, Emmer moved to Asheville, NC with his wife to be closer to her family. North Carolina’s deep musical history has long inspired Emmer, and he’s enjoying learning from it firsthand. His focus has returned to original music, but he keeps one eye on tradition, and the other on the horizon. www.jacksonemmer.com

Justin Evan Thompson is a songwriter and performer based in Paonia, Colorado. Thompson has an affinity for Americana music and the acoustic guitar. His persona and lyrics are poetic and rough around the edges, and both combine to create honest and energetic performances. Justin has a knack for melody and prose, and his songs are as sing-able as they are poignant. Matthew Finch of KQNM (Albuquerque) calls Thompson’s music “burley Americana.” www.justinthompsonmusic.com

Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is a creative arm of Healthy Rhythm Consulting. 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 Community Art Gallery (HRCAG) 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-Friday, 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday. Advance appointment only on Sunday.

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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.