Jeremy Gilchrist: 29 Oct 2014 on Rocket Shop
Words by Jess Slayton. Photo by James Lockridge.
Jeremy Gilchrist joined Jim, Rockin’ Rob and Jess in the Radiator Studio for Big Heavy World’s ‘Rocket Shop’ local music radio hour this Wednesday night! He’s new to the local scene, having lived in the area for only a year after growing up on Long Island and spending some time in North Carolina. First take on the scene in Burlington? He loves how receptive and supportive it is but definitely feels the challenge of having only a few venues to play at and many artists looking to play. Although he plays guitar and considers himself a folk/acoustic act, he would actually first and foremost refer to himself as a lyricist, and from hearing and watching him speak passionately about his music I absolutely agree. His songs appear to be an extension of himself, effortlessly jiving with his interpretations of his surroundings. He takes inspiration from everywhere—for example, the seemingly month-long rains that VT gets in the spring coupled with the homeless people on Church Street provided the inspiration for Thunder from Mansfield to the Lake. On top of all of this, Jeremy is a meteorologist and an actual storm chaser. He’s having an album release party this Saturday at 7:00 at the Radio Bean, and you can also find him at www.reverbnation.com/jeremygilchrist. [powerpress]