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Jeremy Facknitz Band: 'From Those Sweet Ashes' Release Party
Join the Jeremy Facknitz Band as they celebrate the release of their latest award-winning album ‘From Those Sweet Ashes’ at Stargazers Theatre!
Jeremy Facknitz has been entertaining audiences with his lovingly crafted music and high-energy performances for over 20 years. Since the 2002 break-up of his Detroit-based band “The Ottomans” (2001 Detroit Music Award Winner, Best New Alternative Band), Jeremy has performed primarily as a solo act, sharing through an often quirky fusion of folk-rock and jazz his intimate stories of life, love, and self-discovery.
But from 2003 to 2017 those stories, for the most part, fell on deaf ears. Facknitz carved out a living performing at bars, coffeeshops, and corporate events while teaching lessons on the side. “I was happy to be making a living performing music, but my original music wasn’t being heard, and as the years passed I found myself more and more frustrated playing to little more than the din of drunken conversation.” Things came to a head on July 17th, 2017 when Jeremy was diagnosed with viral meningitis. “I came face to face with my mortality, and I realized it was time for a change. I quit the bars and spent the next year making the leap to house concerts, touring, and performing solely for listening audiences.”
The leap has paid off. Jeremy was named a top 24 finalist from over 700 entries in the 2020 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition at Kerrville Folk Festival. His song “Ballet of an Unhatched Chick” was awarded semi-finalist distinction at songoftheyear.com for 2020. He continues to book shows in the United States, Canada and the U.K., performing primarily at house concerts and listening rooms in promotion of his 5th album of original material, “From Those Sweet Ashes”, recorded at Northpark Studios in Colorado and produced by Jarrod Headley.
Official quarantine video for the song "Ballet of an Unhatched Chick" off the album "From Those Sweet Ashes" by Jeremy Facknitz (www.jeremyfacknitz.com). Music and lyrics by Jeremy Facknitz. Performed by the Jeremy Facknitz Band featuring Ricky Sweum (sax), Jeremy Van Hoy (trombone), Brad Plesz (drums), David Siegel (violin), John Standish (piano) and Mike Kimlicko (bass). Video directed by Gabriel Jacobson (Storyteller Creative, www.storytellercc.com). Album produced by Jarrod Headley at Northpark Studios (www.northparkstudios.com). Copyright 2020 Jeremy Facknitz, ASCAP. All rights reserved.
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