Kickstand Productions Presents: Durand Jones with Hala
Sunday, 24 September @ 19:00
The Magic Bag, Ferndale
Please Note *All shows are General Admission. *All shows are standing room only unless otherwise noted. *You will need your Valid Picture ID to be admitted for Digital Check-in at the door. *Ticket purchasers will be digitally checked-in when the Magic Bag doors open on the event day. *Please refer to the event listing for any age restrictions. *Included in your fee is a 2.75% credit card processing fee.
Limited Seating. First Come, First Served. ALL AGESHometowns have a way of keeping a part of you, says Durand Jones, regarding his forthcoming solo debut album. Wait Til I Get Over is a veneration projectan abstracted and contemporary oral tradition that passes story down from (and heaps homage upon) his hometown of Hillaryville, Louisiana. Jones lays us several courses and flavors of sound that are all distinctly Southern and Blackrhythms heavy with raw, Delta grit; bright exhalations of church spirituals; even tender, cadent spoken word. But most importantly, each track is an arc quite literally grounded in the story, the feeling, and the sound of what it means to go home. Taken as a whole, Wait Til I Get Over joins albums like Sound cradled along the Mississippi and founded by eight former slaves through reparationsHillaryville is a tangle of contradictions. We, the listeners, come to know this place through Durands view of its history and his own experience of it. What was a flourishing, insulated Black community is now crumbling country lanes. An adolescent Joness drive to escape small-town living is replaced by a matured ache of homesickness. We are witness to the ingenuity and determination of making-do. Of making somethinganythingeverything out of nothing