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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, Texas 78205
PENNY & SPARROW
The Tobin Center | Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Supporting Act: Jillette Johnson
GA Tickets: $29.50
VIP GA Tickets: $74.50 (includes up-front GA seating and a meet/greet)
After their sold-out Tobin Studio Sessions show last, Penny and Sparrow return to the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater for another night of amazing music.
There are things that we ought to be afraid of. Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares. For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street. For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak. And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you’re terrified of, you declaw it. You take its mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you. Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn’t real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you.
Texas born duo Penny and Sparrow know these things, and in their 2017 release Wendigo they turn the lights off on purpose and hunt for what’s really there in the dark. With a musical maturity that has been honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows, Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are presenting their most ambitious album yet. Rejoined by Chris Jacobie (producer and engineer of Creature, Tenboom, Struggle Pretty & Christmas Songs) Penny & Sparrow delve into numerous new and diverse sound landscapes throughout Wendigo, without sacrificing the sharp honesty that’s accompanied their career thus far.
Supporting Act: Pianist and singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson makes melodic, ruminative contemporary pop music largely centered around her resonant vocals and classically influenced piano parts. Born in California, Johnson grew up in Pound Ridge, New York. She began playing piano when she was a child, and by age 12 was already performing her own songs in clubs around New York City. She released her debut EP, Whiskey & Frosting, in 2012. Her debut full-length album, Water in a Whale, appeared on Wind-Up Records in 2013. In June 2017, Johnson released the single «Love Is Blind» in anticipation of the release of her sophomore long-player, All I Ever See in You Is Me, which arrived later that July.