Jeremy Fisher

Pressed Café, Ottawa ON, February 5

Jeremy FisherPressed Café, Ottawa ON, February 5
Photo: Calum Slingerland
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One way to survive the biting winter winds on Thursday (February 5) in the nation's capital turned out to be catching a set of folk songs from Jeremy Fisher. In the cozy confines of Centretown's Pressed Café, Fisher was quick to point out the luxury of minimal travel distance, introducing himself by revealing he only lived two blocks away. With his road-worn acoustic guitar in hand, he began the set by drawing from last year's Juno-nominated The Lemon Squeeze.
 
Striking out in a different direction compared to his typical folk roots, the piano-pop elements translated quite well in the more stripped-down setting. "My piano is currently sitting on my front porch while we're getting the flooring redone," he explained. "I would have rolled it here if it were on the ground!" Fisher's set also featured anecdotes brought on by the subject material of his work. "Ain't Got Nothing But Plenty of Time" prompted the man to tell short tales of cycling tours around the province and across Canada, while "I Love You So" saw him interject with a story of rewriting the chorus for children's programming on CBC.
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