Mason Jennings is scheduled to take the stage at the Englert for a solo performance Saturday at 8 p.m.
Having been recording for over a decade-and-a-half now, Jennings has toured the US extensively, but has always felt most at home in the Midwest. He currently lives in Minneapolis, and is no stranger to Iowa City.
Recording of Jennings’ upcoming record, Always Been, was split between Iowa City and Minneapolis, and was produced by Burlington-native Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bo Ramsey. Local singer-songwriter Pieta Brown is also a featured vocalist on the album, adding to its Iowa roots.
Jennings has become famous by crafting songs that convey genuine emotion, and it doesn’t sound like Always Been will be a departure from that successful formula.
“I’m very excited to share these songs with you all,” Jennings said in a recent post on his website. “[Always Been] has been a long time in the making. If I was gonna describe the album I’d probably repeat what my friends who I’ve played it for have all said: there is a lot of heart on there.”
Australian singer-songwriter Lucie Thorne is set to open the show with her own brand of heartfelt folk/blues music.
More information about the concert can be found here.