Mason Jennings

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Mason Jennings

Nicolette Good

Sat, April 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $70.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $17 Advance/ $20 Day of Show/ $70 Reserved Booth

Mason Jennings
Mason Jennings
As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one’s pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship. With his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world.
“Love is the most important thing to me, my relationship with my wife and kids,” Mason says, adding “And music has always been as important as breathing to me. I have come to realize that to have it all, I have to take the long view when it comes to integrating all these parts of my life.” Increasingly, a sense of place and community has become important to him as well. “The album is called Minnesota because it’s a metaphor for an ever-changing landscape. More than any place I’ve ever been, things change so much here, even month-to-month. But even as things change, Minnesota is where my home is, where my center is.” His profession often takes him away from that center. Being on the road and finding the personal space to create while at home has caused him to examine how he balances his loves. He generally writes from an intensely personal point of view, but Minnesota represents a step toward the light after the darkness of Blood of Man, his last album.
A case in point is the first song on the album, “Bitter Heart,” which manages to be simultaneously plaintive and hopeful. The protagonist recognizes the breach of faith and the sense of estrangement in the relationship, but sings tenderly of rapprochement. To Mason, the central line in this song and a central point to the album is “Our world is filled with only what we see/Can we see love now.” Mason says, “I have come to the understanding that the way that we feel inside is the most important thing, and that we have a say in that.”
Mason often encounters couples after his shows who tell him his music played a major role when they were falling in love. “Raindrops On The Kitchen Floor” is an unadulterated love song, with that love being so visceral that it can seemingly transcend the possible (“How am I gonna live forever/Promise me you will/Call it off, the age of reason/There’s no more time to kill”). “I guess this is music to stay in love to,” he jokes.
Nicolette Good
Nicolette Good
Nicolette Good is a San Antonio-based singer/songwriter and a winner of the 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk competition. Her first full-length album, Monarch (2012), includes tracks like “Marathon” that earned her a spot on the docu-reality TV show, Troubadour, TX in 2011. The album was named a top 12 album of 2012 by the San Antonio Current and leans heavily on rich lyrics, ethereal vocal melodies and complex characters. Her followup album, Little Boat on a Wave (2015), includes songs she worked on during a residential artist residency called The Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island, New York. Critics have called her “a songwriter to follow” and “a poet of the first order,” making her feel right at home performing in listening rooms and intimate venues.
A music student since the age of 5, Nicolette Good got her start as a singer/songwriter in San Antonio, Texas, playing open mics and performing on friends' musical projects before breaking out on her own. When she finally did, the San Antonio Current named her its 2010 Best Singer/Songwriter.

In March 2011, Good was picked to perform as a Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and was a semifinalist during the 2011 Songwriter Serenade competition in Hallettsville, Texas.

Her first full-length album, Monarch (2012), includes tracks like “Marathon” that earned her a spot on the docu-reality TV show, Troubadour, TX in 2011. The album, which was recorded in Austin, Texas, at Ramble Creek, was named a top 12 album of 2012 by the San Antonio Current.

Songs from Monarch earned her a win in both the 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk competition and the 2012 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest.

Good’s sophomore full-length album, Little Boat on a Wave (2015), was recorded in San Antonio with Joe Reyes. It includes songs she worked on during a residential artist residency called The Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island, New York, and features a strong Americana sound. Just before the release of Little Boat, she contracted a rare infection in her brain, requiring five surgeries and more than a year away from the stage. But the album’s title track served as a hopeful premonition of a triumphant full recovery. Today she is focused on writing new material and exploring new creative territory through collaborations with groups like YOSA.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/