XPN Welcomes Jonny Irion and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five


    Location: Hopewell Theater
    Address: 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 08525
    Event Date: 09/20/2019
    Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Event Description:

    Johnny Irion is a rocker in and out of time. There’s something kind of timeless in the way he wrings out the sweetest melodies and deeper passions of both ‘60s Californian rock and Guthrie-era folk.
    Best known for his folk explorations with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie ,Irion has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting artists across the folk-rock spectrum, from his uncannily Young-Nilsson-esque voice to his melodic and lyrical mettle.
    Irion has recently released a solo record, Driving Friend, with members of Dawes, Wilco, Nicki Bluhm, and The Gramblers.
    For someone as soft-spoken as North Carolina-based songwriter Darren Jessee, it might come as a surprise to learn that he has a gold record, a platinum record, and was part of a recent Grammy win.
    Since 2006, he's released four records under the name Hotel Lights, all while working as a drummer for a series of wildly acclaimed acts.. In 2017 he contributed to The War on Drugs' A Deeper Understanding, which won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Before any of that, Jessee made his name as a member of the band Ben Folds Five, for which he co-wrote their biggest hit, "Brick."


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