I first saw Jeremy Fisher at a bar in Nashville. My friend Danny invited with me to go see his former camp counselor Jeremy. It was Nashville–there were dozens of places to see live music every night, and you never knew if you were in for something great, or thoroughly mediocre.
Jeremy was great. Better than great, really. The music was a folksy-pop mix, like if Bon Iver had a kid with Marc Broussard, or if Kevin Devine jammed with The Format. At one point, Fisher did a cover of I Want You Back by the Jackson 5 (this was years before MJs untimely demise) and I nearly swooned. Plus, he was a nice guy, sitting with us for a drink afterwards, and chatting with Danny about the joys of Canadian Jewish summer camp.
I have never been a camp person, but Jeremy Fisher makes me wish I could go back in time and sign up for whatever camp he worked at just to hear him play his guitar around a campfire. Also, his Jewfro is adorable.
Anyway, watch the videos below (some of which feature the Jewfro-huzzah!) and keep your eyes peeled for signs that Fisher is coming to your town. It probably won’t be a huge blockbusting show, but I promise you’ll be smiling for a solid week afterwards.