[This show will use our multimedia screen in a beautiful and unique way!]
Kerrville New Folk winner John John Brown is bringing giant comics, iconic photographs, and moving panoramas to the stage. Titled Songs, Stories, & Art- Lessons from Strangers, this original project weaves together storytelling songs and the visual arts in a live performance. Set outside of Grand Central Station in New York City, Brown takes the listener inside the unique lives of 14 characters, while strumming his guitar and singing beside a projected graphic story. Unfolding is an imaginative and colorful world revealing the idea that all people, strangers alike, have a story we can learn from.
“So well written that every song could be a short story, a treat for lovers of narrative-driven tales.” -Americana UK
The protagonists come from all walks of life; from an aging Vietnam Vet, to a trumpet playing orphan, a married couple debating evolution, to a young man with mental illness wandering the aisles of Walmart. With his guitar in hand, Brown may have found a new way to sing a song. Above all, he stays rooted in the soil of a good story.
NOTE - As of May 2023, the CDC has ended the COVID-19 public health emergency. We are NOT asking for vaccination status or requiring masking in the venue. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, we encourage you to do so. New Hampshire COVID-19 dashboard: https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/overview