John D. Lamb kicks off the Affinity Series – Jackson
The Affinity Series at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center, downtown Jackson, begins with acoustic, folk musician John D. Lamb, Saturday, March 22. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 with local favorite John Voelz opening the show.
With a laid-back, made-in-Detroit drawl, his voice and lyrics invite comparisons to populist songwriters ranging from John Mellencamp to Steve Earle, with roots buried in the heart of the country. Winner of Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording and engaging singer/songwriter, John D. Lamb peppers his concerts with songs from his long career as a troubadour. His shows feature love ballads, saloon torch songs, Michigan cowboy songs, songs that resonate with humorous foibles. Lamb tours extensively through the Midwest, doing over 200 shows per year either solo or with his band. Lamb was recognized by the Metro Times as Detroit’s “Best Rock Songwriter” and is a winner of WRIF-FM’s Local Riffs contest. Radio stations as far away as Australia and Germany feature tracks from his album, A Novel Day.
As executive director of the nonprofit organization Springfed Arts, Lamb presents the well-known Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters. In addition to bringing in some of acoustic music’s top songwriters as faculty members, Lamb has given out over 1,000 individual songwriting assignments to musicians throughout the Midwest.
Reservations are available through the JSO website for $10 in advance, $12 at the door. JacksonSymphony.org or call 517-782-3221 ext.118.