© 2013 Crossings at Carnegie
July 26, 2013
doors open at 7pm
Performance next door at the State Theatre in Zumbrota (map)
Mason Jennings tackles the exponentially growing responsibilities of adulthood in his latest release, “Minnesota.” He’ll perform songs from the album (and others) on Fri., July 26, at 8 p.m. Crossings is bringing him to the State Theatre.
As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one’s pursuits gets increasingly difficult. With his new album, “Minnesota,” Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world.
“The album is called, ‘Minnesota’ because it’s a metaphor for an ever-changing landscape. More than any place I’ve ever been, things change so much here, even month-to-month. But even as things change, Minnesota is where my home is, where my center is,” Jennings said.
“Minnesota” represents a step toward the light after the darkness of “Blood of Man,” Jennings’ last album.
A case in point is the first song on the album, “Bitter Heart,” which manages to be simultaneously plaintive and hopeful. Musically, Mason paints from a more varied palette than ever. For instance, piano is featured more prominently than any of his previous albums.