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Thursday, March 17 • 9:25pm - 10:25pm
Jimmy Gnecco (of Ours)

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Jimmy Gnecco - The Heart (Bright Antenna - released 2010) Growing up in New Jersey, all I wanted to do was escape. I could see New York from my bedroom window and spent the majority of my teen years playing in clubs all over the city. The chaos of the city inspired and shaped me as a musician, and it wasn’t until I was an adult that I recognized the role that New Jersey had played in my music. Always the first to lend a hand or grab a piece of gear that needed loading or unloading, I connected with other musicians to form a band and also worked with other writers’ in their bands for a few years. It was through Ours, formed in 1992, that a real relationship with the audience was born. Ours’ first records, Distorted Lullabies and Precious, were solo driven endeavors strengthened by the individual aesthetics of my friends performing alongside me. Mercy, our third album, produced by Rick Rubin and me, was a true collaboration, incorporating each band member’s interpretation of the music, building around their arrangements as well as my own. For The Heart, my first entirely solo effort, I drew upon a similar approach to Distorted Lullabies and Precious. This time, though, it needed to be through my own vision and performances alone. My intention for this album was to write songs that could be supported by only a voice and guitar or voice and piano. Throughout three albums with Ours, I sang about the frustrations and pains of my childhood and our world. For The Heart , I found myself in a place where I wanted to sing about my appreciation of it. I hope that you enjoy it.
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Jimmy Gnecco

Jimmy Gnecco - The Heart (Bright Antenna - released 2010) Growing up in New Jersey, all I wanted to do was escape. I could see New York from my bedroom window and spent the majority of my teen years playing in clubs all over the city. The chaos of the city inspired and shaped me... Read More →
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Jimmy Gnecco (of Ours)

Jimmy Gnecco - The Heart (Bright Antenna - released 2010) Growing up in New Jersey, all I wanted to do was escape. I could see New York from my bedroom window and spent the majority of my teen years playing in clubs all over the city. The chaos of the city inspired and shaped me as... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 9:25pm - 10:25pm
Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St

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