Mason Jennings

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023
8 p.m.
Cost: $30
3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

When Mason Jennings started writing songs for his new record, Songs From When We Met, he was in a setting he had never written in before. "I was living out at a farm for a month and walking through some old woods on the property every day. There was a river. And each day, an owl would come find me and then perch above me, day or night. I saw lots of snakes. Songs just came to me there. They were coming in so fast they just about took my head off. It was unlike anything I’ve experienced before,” recalls Jennings. In Native American animal medicine, snakes symbolize rebirth; owls symbolize seeing what others cannot and turning darkness into light. Both are themes throughout the album, and the music has a clear, hopeful feeling.