New England Summers, Romanticism, and Oysters Inspire Vermont’s Modern Bard

In the tradition of his family’s rich literary history (with ancestors ranging from John Gower, poet and friend of Chaucer and Richard II, to Civil War-era songwriters), Vermonter Henry Jamison paints another vivid love scene with his newest single “Sunlit Juice” from his forthcoming debut LP ‘The Wilds (out October 27 on Akira Records).

Jamison synthesizes the observational literary bend of his forbears with a distinctly modern, millennial brand of Romanticism and philosophy. His new song illustrates the back and forth of two lovers and their relationships to alcohol, with comparisons to Hermes and Aphrodite swirling through a sun-drenched summer of oysters, grapefruit juice and truck beds.

“Henry Jamison’s anecdotal songs are written like the Great American Novel,” says Billboard. “[“Sunlit Juice”] radiates the warmth of a sunrise over a Northeastern town captured by the endearing sound of Jamison’s gentle voice and its organic Americana sound,” and “unfolds like a grand story through a play on words and allusions.”

Listen to “Sunlight Juice” on Billboard:

Jamison is a solitary artist who writes, records, and arranges everything himself, including all of the album’s string arrangements, and ‘The Wilds’ is a pure reflection of the world through his eyes. An impressionistic record fuelled by richly colored anecdotes and imagery, Jamison is central as both an omniscient storyteller and as a character himself. Songs like titular “The Wilds” possess a hazy, New England quality as he embraces the wilderness of love and romance. “The Jacket” is both visual and visceral, with a gentle electronic pulse, gorgeous strings and Jamison’s acoustic guitar picking.

After tours with Big Thief, Lady Lamb and Tall Heights, Jamison brings his dually ornate-yet-sparse sound, and contemporary philosophy to 12 North American dates this fall, full itinerary below.

Henry Jamison Tour Dates:

North America

Co-headline with Gracie & Rachel

Aug 24 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien

Aug 25 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel

Aug 26 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

Aug 29 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

Aug 30 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd

Sep 08 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square

Sep 09 – Elizabethtown, NY – Otis Mountain Getdown

Sep 10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott

Sep 12 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

Sep 15 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

Sep 17 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North Festival


Supporting Mt. Wolf

Sep 28 – Berlin, DE – Privat Club

Sep 29 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher

Sep 30 – Rotterdam, NLD – V11

Oct 01 – Amsterdam, NLD – Sugar Factory

United Kingdom

Co-headline with Rosie Carney

Oct 05 – London, UK – Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

Oct 07 – Birmingham, UK – Ort Café

0ct 08 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

Oct 09 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day Cafe

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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