Minneapolis singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith continued the music on the Marina Stage, performing songs from his recent Heart Murmurs LP. He played a packed set of heartwarming and heartbreaking tunes that were perfectly matched to the relaxing marina backdrop.
Messersmith opened with the first song many recently adopted fans heard – “Tourniquet,” a song that was featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation series earlier this year. Working through Heart Murmurs and 2010’s The Reluctant Graveyard, Messersmith showed a knack for blending pop arrangements with sometimes deceivingly heavy lyrical content. Heart Murmurs, as he pointed out, is an album of love songs and let them shine with a mix of full band and solo renditions, making sure not to miss instantly catchy single “Ghost” at the end. Check out the full setlist, along with photos, below.
Jeremy Messersmith | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
It’s Only Dancin’
One Night Stand
A Girl, A Boy, a Graveyard
Jeremy Messersmith, Wiggins Park, xpnfest-sat-marina, XPoNential Music Festival 2014