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Newport Live Presents: The Suitcase Junket

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Newport Live and the Jamestown Arts Center welcome Summer with The Suitcase Junket at the Jamestown Arts Center in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Tickets for The Suitcase Junket in our series have previously sold-out. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Beer from Ragged Island Brewing and wine from Greenvale Vineyards will be available for purchase along with soft drinks. Merchandise will also be available for purchase.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Please note that outside drink is NOT permitted.

ABOUT THE MUSIC:

Matt Lorenz’s vision, manifest in The Suitcase Junket, developed in the tension between the grand and the solitary. Grand in its imagery, sound, and staging. Solitary in its thrift and self-reliance. What instruments he requires, Lorenz builds from scratch and salvage. What parts five players would perform, he performs alone. The spectacle of his one-man set bears constant comparison to legends of showmanship, brilliance, madness, and invention.

While audiences are captivated by his solitary form and the show itself, Lorenz, who homesteads with rescue dogs and chickens in rural Western Massachusetts, is most serious about the songs. He has been building a catalog, writing a world into existence. Solitary on stage and on the road, his mind is crowded with characters, narratives, voices, imagery, sounds as wide and varied as mountain throat singers and roadhouse juke boxes, plus newsreels of the planet’s destruction and salvage. With this 2020 release, The End is New, Lorenz’s grand vision for the song overrides the how of it.

“The things I value are under attack,” Lorenz writes. “And writing songs and making art are the methods I have for responding. I have tried to use my observations and reflections of the world bent through my fun-house-mirror mind to show what I see; a planet stressed. … We can do better.”

Details

Date:
June 7
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$35
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.jamestownartcenter.org/events/newport-live-presents-suitcase-junket

Venue

Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley St.
Jamestown, RI 02835 United States
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