Reserve the date! Elaine Lennon – The Homebird Sessions with Special Guest Jesse Terry
By Crail Community Hall on 06/09/2022
As part of Scotland on Tour’s initiative to bring artists and venues together, Crail Community Hall has secured seven concerts to take place between September 2022 and March 2023. The second one of the series brings Elaine Lennon with her ‘Homebird Sessions and Special Guest’ to Crail.
“A must for music fans and writers everywhere – relaxed, warming and welcoming.” THE HERALD
"Lennon has created a wonderful format for sharing songs and how they come into being. I was flattered to be asked to take part in such an enjoyable and original show. Brilliant!” BOO HEWERDINE
Lennon created the online version of the Show at the start of the lockdown in 2020 as a way of maintaining contact with her fans.
The Show’s intention is to create an intimate and welcoming space for Lennon and her guests to connect with audiences as they take turns to perform acoustic versions of their songs, sharing stories behind them alongside gems of wisdom from their musical journeys.
With her warm and informal interview style (which includes an audience interactive Q&A), Lennon’s overall ethos of nurturing and building the song-writing community has not only attracted an audience of music lovers and fellow artists alike, but has also lead to an impressive international line-up of talented song-writer guests wanting to take part and earned Lennon a nomination for the 2021 UK AMA ‘Hero’ award (Americana Music Association) for her work in the song-writing community.
The Sessions now have their own Bandcamp Page and Youtube Channel where collaborative guest projects are released, the first of which was THE LIGHT in December 2021, a collaboration between Lennon, Yvonne Lyon and Adriana Spina. Not only was it the brand’s first release, it was also the first time a song had ever been specifically written, recorded, released and performed live at a TEDx Official event and formed part of their TEDx Talk.
Receiving high critical acclaim the Show now has a hybrid model of live on-line and in-person shows offered to Festivals, Musical Theatre & Arts Venues with Cumbernauld Theatre Trust at their Lanternhouse venue being the first to add it to their musical programme.
“As a young artist, Terry would fit right in with the songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s. Listening to his music, it’s easy to imagine hearing his songs on the radio in between cuts by Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell.” - Jay Smith - Pollstar.com
The stage had been Jesse's home for a decade. He plays around 150 shows a year, from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival to AmericanaFest. When the pandemic canceled concerts and delayed the album's release, he pivoted to performing online and found a strong new connection to his fans, who had helped fund his albums all along. "My musical tribe has always been there for me," he says with gratitude.