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An evening with Jerry Joseph

Rocker Jerry Joseph, of Stockholm Syndrome and the Jack Mormons, plays the historic Sheridan Opera House for an intimate seated show on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Joseph is one of those songwriters that just strikes down to the heart of things. Even when they're being tender, they nail you in the soul's solar plexus, shaking us with words and wires and something inescapably human. Joseph is one of those rockers with an emotional scalpel that cuts deep every time. He wears his influences on his sleeve — Elvis Costello, Neil Young, John Lennon, Steve Earle — but tailors them in ways that are always distinctly himself, probing the politics of love and nations with equal dexterity. Joseph has worked tirelessly since his late 80s/early 90s days in Little Women, averaging an album every year since 1994. There's an immediacy and personal reach to his albums. Like the best musicians, there's always a forward motion to his work, some force that compels things ahead from where they've been. Joseph will play with drummer Steve Drizos in an intimate seated show at the Sheridan Opera House.