Opener: JL Wright (start at 9 or 9:15. 30-45 minute set) Support: The Outset (start at 10 or 10:15 30-45 minute set) Headliner: The Del Toros (start at 11 or 11:15 45-1hr set)
Hall Stage, part of OKM showcase series.
Johnstone Park. Free to the community.
Sounds Like: Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, The Tallest Man on Earth, Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice
Manager: Josh Wright
Bio: JL Wright plays guitar and sings. Growing up, he survived the flash-pan epiphanies of religion and the gradual awakenings of skepticism; he currently lives in the tension between the two. He is a fighter who hands out scars and receives them, and a father whose songs start life as lullabies. In 2...See Full Bio
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““I wish I could say I was influenced by Johnny Cash and Dylan and Tom Waits,” he opines between sips. “To be honest I was more influenced by unhip Christian artists, like Rich Mullins and Switchfoot, but that was a long time ago. He says right now it’s a toss up between John Moreland and Dave Bazan. “Both of which will either make you quit or make you better,” he says. “Other than that I listen to a ton of NPR.””