Jeremiah Webb is a young songwriter who writes songs about profoundly unique topics. During his time as a performer, he has been blessed to play on the same bill as Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Tim O'Brien, and the Punch Brothers. Although he has preformed with a trio in the past, he is enjoying playing more intimate solo shows recently.
Jeremiah Webb - Vocals, Guitar, keys, mandolin
Various Bass Players - Stand-up Bass
Occasional Percussionist - acoustic percussion
Profound Configurations 2012
Produced by Sam Kassirer of Josh Ritter, John Prine, Bhi Bhiman
Featuring Liam Hurley and Zach Hickman of Josh Ritter's Royal City Band
Winners take prizes in Jackson Sing Your Song contest
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Buchanan Westover, a Jackson native and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School graduate, took the top prize o...Buchanan Westover, a Jackson native and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School graduate, took the top prize of $1,000 in the Greater Jackson Arts Council’s recent Sing Your Song contest.
Now a junior studying advertising at California’s Pepperdine University, Westover won the top spot among a dozen finalists, with his original pop song, “Together.”
Colorado native and Chicago resident Jeremiah Webb took the $500 second place prize for his “Vacant Plot of Land.”
Abbye West Pates, a Mississippi native now living in Memphis, won third place and $250 for her song, “Mr. Cooley.”
Musician/producer/video director Daniel Guaquetta, Clear Channel Radio programming director and on-air talent Jan Michaels and singer/songwriter Tawanna Shaunté were the judges.
Enthusiastic response to the Sing Your Song contest, which attracted 120 entries, guarantees the first-time event will be back next year to spotlight more songwriters, GJAC programs director Jon Salem said in a news release.
The Freewheelin’ Jeremiah Webb
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Jeremiah Webb’s high school was sitting in the auditorium awaiting another clichd speech from a stud...Jeremiah Webb’s high school was sitting in the auditorium awaiting another clichd speech from a student body presidential candidate when the tune Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: Part Two” shattered the dull silence.Webb’s passion for sharing music started in high school. Daring to challenge the norm, he chose to play guitar and sing a rendition of The Flaming Lips song in front of an audience for the first time, sparking his passion for music.Webb, born Jeremy Graham, is a senior public relations and advertising major who produces his own folksy music. His goal is to sell songs for national commercials and films. The self-taught musician, who sounds like Bob Dylan, draws inspiration from literature and art but doesn’t share his personal life in his lyrics.”Music is just therapeutic,” Webb said. “It gets the demon out of me, and it feels good to sit down and make something that has the capability of lasting longer than I will live.”After his successful performance, Webb began taking his musical talents more seriously.This year, Webb released his first demo or EP, “E.xtraordinary P.rocrastination,” a short CD consisting of four songs. He has been playing in local coffee houses and hotel lounges, such as the La Casa Del Camino in Laguna Beach, since his freshman year at Chapman.As a one-man band, Webb challenges himself to play multiple instruments, ranging from the keyboard to the mandolin. Aside from the beginning piano class he took at Chapman, Webb has not had any formal musical training. The variation in instruments allows Webb to keep his music from becoming stagnant.”I never want any two of my songs to sound similar or have the same chord progression,” Webb said. “It is an easy trap musicians fall into, to write the same song over and over.”With Bob Dylan as one of his major influences, Webb chose to sculpt a likeness of the musician as a project for his ceramic class. His teacher David Kiddie, assistant professor of art, believes the nonchalant style Webb takes with his artwork is very similar to that of his musicality.”He approaches his artwork much like his music, fearlessly attacking the clay medium with little regard for refinement,” Kiddie said.While many artists tend to draw from individual experiences when writing music, Webb strays from his personal life, finding influence in other artistic mediums.”I like to draw from literature and authors like Hemmingway,” Webb said. “Exciting things do happen to me, but I am a pretty private person.”Sara Hahn, a 2010 alumna and graphic design major, created the artwork on the cover of “E.xtraordinary P.rocrastination.” “Every time I was in his room, he was jamming with people from our floor,” Hahn said. “His songs always had a lot of variety and were ones I would listen to on my own for a while.”Webb does not intend to spend his life as a studio musician but said he already knows music will always be something that remains a part of his life.”My parents always ask me where I am going with music, and I never have been able to give them an answer,” Webb said. “I just know it is part of who I am.
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