“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”
John Ruskin (1819-1900), famous English art critic
Over a century ago, we have a hunch that Ruskin was referring to the artists who we shall be welcoming into our living room …to christen the opening of Música Del Río’s 13th house concert season.
Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson meld their love for each other, their life as a married couple, their love of the music, and the desire to share this emotionally powerful blend of love and song that is already known to many concert audiences as “Flagship Romance”. They are what modern folk music was always meant to sound like. And we are delighted to share them with you in September.
More so than any other artists we have ever featured here, Flagship Romance’s top venue of choice is house concerts. House concerts give Shawn and Jordyn the best avenue to share what they refer to as ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’. The power of their music TOGETHER has put them in the position twice as “House Concert Artists of the Year” from the foremost association of house concert presenters.
And we are pleased to have just received word that Flagship Romance is one of twelve artists selected for Folk Alliance International’s premier showcase at this year’s FAR West conference. These artists are selected by a panel of their peers and presenters like us. This great honor and recognition has included a very small number of the finest musicians we have had the honor of hosting at Música Del Río.
It has been said that Flagship Romance’s anthemic melodies and harmonies tighten around each other so firmly, one could barely separate then with a single human hair. This music and stagecraft was created by Shawn and Jordyn out of a true love for each other, their music, and an audience tucked up so near that all can touch each other without effort beyond just listening.
This is how we have chosen to usher in our new season. Please join us as we welcome Flagship Romance for the first time on Friday, September 7.