February 24, 2011
Messersmith will be joined by special guests Dessa, Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle and Brian Tighe
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul
TICKETS: $25. MPR Members receive a discount. Tickets can be purchased at the Fitzgerald Theater, 651-290-1221.
WHAT: 89.3 The Current presents "Jeremy Messersmith: Works for Words"™. Messersmith will lead a night of the best lyrical works in song--his own and those of others who've influenced his style and ideas including Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Prince, Bob Dylan, Sigur Ros, Conor Oberst, Radiohead and many more. Messersmith and friends will sing songs that work for words. Plus, Jill Riley from the Current will stop by to take a look at lyrics that are better when they are misunderstood.
About the Performers
Dessa is an essayist, rapper, solo artist and a proud member of Doomtree, Minneapolis' ascendant musical collective.
Chris Koza is a singer-songwriter, has self-released four albums and is a member of Rouge Valley.
Lucy Michelle is a writer, musician and front woman for Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles.
Brian Tighe has been an active contributor to the Twin Cities music scene for over 20 years and offers has offered his talents to musical groups including The Hang-Ups, The Owls and The Starfolk.
About the Fitzgerald Theater
The Fitzgerald Theater is committed to programming that reflects the audience and mission of Minnesota Public Radio. This 1,000-seat theater acts as MPR's largest broadcast studio, with airwaves reaching millions of people tuned in to A Prairie Home Companion. Our staged productions commission authors, artists and radio hosts to create intellectually stimulating programs that delight and enlighten our vast public radio community. The Fitzgerald Theater is St. Paul's oldest theater and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.