It's been seven years since Mason Jennings first gained notice as the standing Thursday night act at the 400 Bar. Now the beloved troubador has moved from D.I.Y. to indie label to a major. "Boneclouds," the first album put out by Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock's imprint, is a little louder and rocking than the singer-songwriter's last album but it's still about love and politics but with a smidgen of religion thrown in.
Songs performed: "Be Here Now," "Jesus, Are You Real?" "If You Ain't Got Love," and "In Your City."
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