S. Carey, Michael Perry, & Ben Lester : Pablo Streams

August 6, 2020


Sean Carey & Michael Perry share songs from their own catalogs plus combine forces on an the original piece 'Winter Sleeper' along with musical guest Ben Lester.

Performing LIVE from the Jamf Theatre straight to your home; the Pablo Streams series brings you summer concerts created for a 2020 world. So whether you’re in your living room or backyard with a lemonade or pint of beer, channel your love of summer performances and join us for Pablo Streams.


Most of us have never attended a virtual performance, so here is the breakdown on how to register for and attend these events:
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Event sponsored by M3 Insurance



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About S. Carey 

At its heart, Hundred Acres—the third full-length album from Wisconsin singer/songwriter S. Carey—finds him grounded comfortably in his skin, but still with one foot in the stream. More direct than ever, there is a wellspring of confidence in this new batch of songs that lays bare the intricacies of life while keeping its ideas uncomplicated.

Trained in jazz, Carey’s astute musicianship has never been in question nor taken for granted, and the execution of Hundred Acres’ new ideas is seamless. He intentionally unburdened himself from a more complicated instrumentation palate for these ten songs, and, in effect, this modification to his approach brings the content of the work much closer to a living reality. By giving equal status to the indifference of nature and the concerns of a material world—while employing more pop-oriented structures instead of the Steve Reich- or Talk Talk-ian repetitions of his past work—a new balance is struck that creates something unique. This in turn provides equal status for the feeling that created each song, and the feeling each song creates. Almost impossibly, there is more air between the bars; Carey and his contributors sway like treetops in the wind, remaining flexible enough that they never threaten to break.

About Michael Perry

Michael Perry's music beats with the same heart as his New York Times bestselling books: blue-collar roughneck meets joker with a library card. 

Perry has been involved in numerous musical collaborations, composing and performing “Winter Sleeper” with S. Carey and Ben Lester, co-writing “Red Leaf” with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer, co-writing “Deeper Kind” with Phil Cook, and composing liner notes for the John Prine tribute album “Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows,” (with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon) and the Blind Boys of Alabama album “I’ll Find A Way.” Perry also collaborated with Vernon and Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne on a project that began when Vernon approached Perry and said, “Say, you’re a nurse…” The results were bloody, but then that was the point.

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August 6, 2020 - 6:30 pm