Henry Jamison: “Well if all is fair in love and war then I don’t know what we are fighting for; So if we don’t care to fight no more let’s go upstairs and let’s shut the door” – Live at Cafe Du Nord (Sept 15, 2017)

Written by Erica Andreozzi

 

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This talented New England troubadour (Henry Jamison) wears his heart out on his sleeve with this “ode to delirium” about a girl he was after but who still had feeling for someone else (gets real good at 1:50 in!). He is quite the visual lyricist, and his witty, melancholy style reminds me of a hybrid between Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Scott Hutchinson (of Frightened Rabbit). I was mad impressed to find out that he writes, records, and arranges everything himself, including all of the album’s gorgeous string arrangements (which Rachel of Gracie and Rachel performed with him in SF). I have a feeling he will blow up within the next year.

“God-God-God damn that girl was fine
and I was glad to call her mine
She weren’t mine and I weren’t hers
I lost her at the five and dime
She was talking to a six-five-x marine
He was living out his truck
She said he was very fragile
I said I don’t give a fuck.”   YAAAAAAAS.


Henry Jamison dedicated this song to a fan in the audience (Andrea) whose husband came up to him beforehand with this request. Very cute. Cheers to some charmers that are still out there. Icelandic buddy Ari Hlynur Guðmundsson Yates first introduced me to Henry’s music back in June and I was immediately captivated by ‘Real Peach’ and the vivid lyrics on the woman he is pining for. I am so glad I got to see this performed live from the talented troubadour himself.

“Well if all is fair in love and war
then I don’t know what we are fighting for
So if we don’t care
to fight no more
let’s go upstairs and let’s shut the door

Cuz my baby she’s a real peach.. .. yeah GOD DAMN.”

 

*Check out full videos from the night on my YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/eandreoz

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