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Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann

Country / Country Rock / Traditional Country Nashville, TN  US

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  • Wed

    Jul 27

    Roanoke, VA, US | 3:30pm

    Sidewinders Concert Series Featuring: Jerrod Niemann Tickets are $20.00 online plus service fee and $25.00 at the door. V.I.P. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT (Contact Sidewinders for details) This is a 21 and older event and seating is limited to first come first served groups. Tables cannot be held unless the entire party is present. Come out to Sidewinders to see "Jerrod Niemann" with opening act beginning at 7:30pm. Doors will open Wednesday night July 27th, between 5:30-6:00pm and seating is limited. This show will last 45 minutes. That is unless we show them a "Warm Roanoke Welcome", which entices them to play longer. Proceeds benefit the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon and the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital On my first two albums, I tried to cover all the music I enjoy, says Jerrod Niemann. This time, we mashed it all together and thats what you do when youre really attempting to create your own sound. And as it all gelled, I think it brought us into our own pure sound for the first time. On High Noon, Niemann continues to pursue the innovative sonic approach that has defined his identity in todays country music, while bearing down even harder on the rock-solid songwriting that first brought him to Nashvilles attention. The immediate response to the albums debut single, Drink to That All Night, proves that Niemanns distinctive style still hits the mark. My biggest obstacle, he says, was to make sure this sounded different from everything else out there right now. Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the Number One smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, Lover, Lover, and the follow-up Top 5 single, What Do You Want. Niemannwho has also written songs for and with such artists as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Bricereturned in 2012 with the acclaimed, musically adventurous release, Free the Music. All the while, hes continued playing 200 shows a year on the road, year in and year out. He credits the advances on High Noon to a new collaborator, producer Jimmie Lee Sloashonored by the Academy of Country Music as Bass Player of the Yearwho has worked with everyone from Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood to bluegrass bands and Megadeth. Weve been friends for years, says Niemann, and I knew he wanted to get into producing. I called him out of the blue, we had lunch a few times, and I told him Id love to bring him in to work on this project. We went in and instantly had a great connection. Niemann also credits songwriter Lance Miller and engineer Corky (Just call him Corky) with playing vital roles in the albums creation. The magic came from those four mindsand those four livers! There was no ego, just pure fun. The friendships and feeding off of each others ideas really created the vibe, and the more experience I have, the more I learn its all about the vibe. Before even entering the studio, though, Niemann recorded all of his own demos at home as usual. Thats where I go completely out of whack, take things to the furthest extreme, he says. Then after I lay down the structure, we take that and start to build around it. We take my unique sounds and then we mesh that with acoustic instruments to come up with an organic approach for the loops and beats. When it all comes to life, it just makes you want to tap your foot. The resulting thirteen songs on High Noon represent not just a musical blend of country, pop, and rock with splashes of electronic, forward-looking beats, but also a wide emotional spectrum. The album takes the listener on a journey from the openerthe yearning, atmospheric Spaceto the sexy, slow-burn menace of the last track, Shes Fine, which features a guest vocal from Colt Ford. Some songs have those haunting melodies and chordssomething to scare the kids a little bit! says Niemann. That one made me think of songs by Chris Isaak or the Mavericks, or the True Blood theme song. In some ways, were all still a little feral and have those animal instincts. The Real Thing offers the panoramic feel of a pop ballad from the 60s, while I Cant Give in Anymore takes a more traditional country approach, both in subject and style. Its about that moment when you realize you need to move on from something unless things are going to get betterthat point in time to either say goodbye or fix it, Niemann says. The arrangement features the old-school weeping of a pedal-steel guitar. We had a guy in the band with a b-bender guitar, which can emulate that sound, but when I was listening to the real thing, I was like, Of course Im going to use that, cause nobody else is doing it! And then theres Donkey, an uproarious, swaggering, double-entendre singalong about wrecking a truck and finding alternative, four-legged transportation to the local bar. The first time I heard it, I thought, Oh, goodness, Niemann says. But then I went back and listened another five or six times and thought, If I dont record this, Im gonna end up kicking myself! Its hilarious to meI was raised in a family that wasnt afraid to laugh. Every time I played it on the bus, everybody stopped and asked, What is that?! So I thought, Im just gonna roll with it. But most of High Noon returns to a single theme: drinking, partying, having fun. This is a record to get you in the mood before going out on Friday or Saturday night, says Niemann. I came up playing in bars, and thats always going to peek through in my music. A lot of the people we play for have a beer in their hand, and my job is to get whatevers on their mind off their mind. So always, at least half the songs are about partyinghey, its better than crying, right? Kansas-born Jerrod Niemannwho once lived in the actual Dodge Cityexplains that there are a number of meanings to the albums title, but clearly, it stands as a challenge and a mission for his music. High Noon represents taking chances, he says. We live in a society where a lot of times youre forced to be the sameall copy-pasteand when you do something different, people dig in their heels. So High Noon means go out there and go for it. Get your game face on, walk ten steps, and pull the trigger. Its the next step into facing the future.

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    Aug 13

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