Cult New York musician Jeffrey Lewis will be appearing in Bedford for the very first time when he plays Esquires on Wednesday the 30th August 2023.
With a World-Wide fan base which includes Laura Marling, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard and Jarvis Cocker, Jeffrey’s unique style of fuzzy indie-folk and deadpan lyrics has seen him receive rave reviews and multi-page features in publications like The Guardian, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Also a prolific comic book artist, Jeffrey Lewis’ songs are sharp, literate and often hilarious, and his live show might also feature an illustrated slide show about Mark E Smith or the records of Sonic Youth.
Jeffrey has performed with the likes of Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Dinosaur Jr, Pulp, Roky Erickson and Daniel Johnston. Now backed by his band The Voltage and with his previous UK tour completely sold out in advance, this is an unmissable opportunity to catch one of contemporary America’s greatest living songwriters.
“Jeffrey Lewis is an amazing musician, and if you don’t know his songs you probably have a hole in your heart that can only be filled by his words… I did!” – Regina Spektor
“Jeffrey is the best pure songwriter I know of… ‘Sad Screaming Old Man’… is one of my favorite songs ever written” – David Berman (Silver Jews / Purple Mountains)
“Ramshackle and beautiful noise… Lou Reed’s natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets” – Louder Than War
“Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting… There’s not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music.” – Will Oldham
Tickets are £16.50 in advance, available from 10am 7th July 2023 from Seetickets with physical tickets available from Slide Records shortly.
Support comes from Lost Map signings Firestations.