November 6, 2021
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU
Jeremy Messersmith is an indie pop singer-songwriter who has released 5 full-length records over the last dozen years. A thoughtful, clever lyricist with a tender voice, the Minneapolis-based troubadour—a “Minnesota music hero,” says the Star Tribune—crafts songs that are catchy and relatable, and span the emotional gamut from poignancy to whimsy.
Jeremy is one of those rare artists who can break your heart one minute and then put those fragile pieces back together again the next, yet he maintains a roguish sense of humor. His surprise 2017 release “11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro-Folk Record For The 21st Century And Beyond” is jam-packed with ridiculous songs about kittens, world peace, flying cars, and the transformative power of love. Most recently, his side project Mixtape for the Milky Way released a bi-weekly series of singles in 2020-2021, featuring stripped down arrangements, nonfiction songwriting, and simple production that highlight Jeremy’s paramount talents as a vocalist. Learn more about Jeremy at: www.jeremymessersmith.com
For this performance, Jeremy is joined by his band and a string quartet.