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MCA Live
The Lonesome Organist Covers Bowie

Tue, Dec 9, 2014, 6–7 pm

Presented in conjunction with David Bowie Is

“The Lonesome O plays {takes breath} drums, percussion, organ, harmonica, whistle, tap shoes, saxophone, and vocals, among other things, ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I kid you not! Fabulous stuff with lovely line in titles. How about ‘Balloon Race Phenomenon’ or ‘Fly On My Plate’?”
—David Bowie, MOJO, July 2002

An essential figure of Chicago’s post-rock music scene, 5ive Style keyboardist Jeremy Jacobsen records and performs as the Lonesome Organist. For his MCA appearance, the Lonesome Organist performs a selection of David Bowie covers.

About the Artist

The Lonesome Organist is the one-man band project of Jeremy Jacobsen that highlights his ability to play multiple instruments simultaneously in compositions that combine a variety of genres from jazz to circus music. Jacobsen has been asserting his self-described “kuluckishness” from 1996 to the present as the Lonesome Organist, and has released three albums on Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey. He is the inventor of the Mitten Drumstick™ and perpetrator of the Solo simultaneous genre of calypso punk frantic Gypsy Dance. A fan of his music, David Bowie included Jacobsen in the lineup for his 2002 Meltdown music festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London.


Generous support for David Bowie Is public programs is provided by Sara Szold.