Ham Jam House -Concert

Wilson Marks

Wilson Marks will play a fine acoustic concert on Friday, July 17th, 2015, at 7:00 PM.

Wilson Marks

Wilson Marks studied jazz in the city of New Orleans, destitution in Portland, a two hour layover in Honolulu and tacos in Austin TX. Formerly of the Sparrowmakers, his songs often feature word play, alliterative turns of phrase, and furry chords. They veer from irreverence and fancy (Ethel and the Merman, Big Box Store) to the personal (I Hope the Healing has Begun, Wheels). He writes songs of hope and longing amidst a handful of swinging tunes that sound like they sashayed in from Tin Pan Alley still wet with the rain.

When not playing front-man for his own trio, he plays as a side-man for a variety of other projects, most notably The Love Leighs, an outfit with a unique style that could be called jazz twang. Sometimes they even let him play the accordion. They've occupied a residence at the White Horse in Austin for the past few years of Sunday nights but have yet to receive mail there. His multi-instrumentalist work can be heard on several of J Wagner's albums, Jenn Hitt's upcoming release, and Katie Sachs' Giantness of Little Things, which he co-produced.

The cover of his latest release, Spring 2015, "What was Made for Weathering" features a house he once lived in that was made of barge-wood that floated down the Mississippi river. Since they couldn't send the barges back upriver for repeat use, they were often disassembled and restructured into shotgun houses. What was a boat can become a house. What was a house can be laid waste, or turned into something else entirely: songs of loss, hope, love, change and transformation.

-- Wilson Marks Website: http://www.wilsonmarks.com
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Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!

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