Jordan Perry performs on the WTJU Stage during Foggy Notion
Time: 3:15 pm
WTJU is please to co-sponsor William Tyler & the Impossible Truth, with Jordan Perry opening, at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall, Wednesday, August 30, at 8 p.m. Charlottesville’s classically trained experimental guitarist, Jordan Perry, will warm us up for the concert with live songs and conversation on the WTJU Stage, during WTJU Rock program “Foggy Notion,” Wednesday afternoon, around 3:15 p.m.
Jordan Perry’s recent album What Do You See Everyday? was released in June of 2023. Charlottesville musicians Diane Cluck, Devon Sproule, and Ned Oldham appear on the album. Jordan also appears on Three New Songs recently released by Ned Oldham.
“Most of ‘What Do You See Every Day?’ is filled with abstractions for acoustic guitar. His work has a genteel aura and pacing in which free melodies are played inside the context of graspable rhythmic structures. This simultaneously highlights their weirdness, and dials it back contextually by having the music emerge in a clearly delineated flow. The act of not-rushing things has the effect of softening the potentially sharp edges of the sound.” ––Byron Coley, about “What Do You See Everyday,” 2023
“Although there are some basic völk sonorities in his playing, Mr. Perry’s brunt combines these with more avant garde note selections and compositional gambits, as well as a string attack with classical qualities. While there’s a gentleness to the melodies at which he eventually arrives, Perry’s journey crosses prickly patches of tone clusters, and has a circular logic that defies pop logic.” ––Byron Coley, about Jordan Perry S/T, 2018