Stargazers Theatre Presents
The Jeremy Facknitz Band
Folk-Rock / Jazz Showcasing Life, Love and Self Discovery
The Jeremy Facknitz Band
Folk-Rock / Jazz Showcasing Life, Love and Self Discovery
October 6, 2022

Show Times

DOORS @ 6:00 pm
SHOW @ 7:00 pm
With Special Guest: The Andy Sydow Band
Jeremy Facknitz has been entertaining audiences with his lovingly crafted music and high-energy performances for over a quarter century. Since the 2002 break-up of his Detroit-based band “The Ottomans” (they earned a 2001 Detroit Music Award for Best New Alternative Band, beating out “The White Stripes”), Jeremy has performed primarily as a solo act, marrying folk-rock and jazz stylings to showcase his intimate stories of life, love, and self-discovery.  
But from 2003 to 2017, those stories seemed to fall on deaf ears. Facknitz carved out a living performing at bars, coffee shops, and corporate events while teaching lessons on the side. “I was happy to be making a living performing music, but my original music wasn’t being heard – and as the years passed I found myself more and more frustrated playing to little more than the din of drunken conversation.” Things came to a head in July of 2017 when Jeremy was diagnosed with viral meningitis. “I came face to face with my mortality, and I realized it was time for a change. I quit performing at bars and spent the next year making the leap to house concerts, touring, and performing solely for listening audiences.”  
The leap has paid off. Jeremy was named a top 24 finalist from over 700 entries in the 2020 and 2022 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competitions at Kerrville Folk Festival. His song “Ballet of an Unhatched Chick” was awarded semi-finalist distinction at songoftheyear.com for 2020. 
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Andy Sydow

Americana/folk singer-songwriter, Andy Sydow is a jack-of-all-trades. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist who’s lyrics paint a picture of poetic realism, the Colorado native tours constantly both solo and with a backing band. Throughout the course of a show he’s known to croon an audience with acoustic guitar ballads, sing a few numbers on his lap steel, and even sit down at the keys to show off his surprising boogie-woogie piano chops.

Andy has had the chance to open for acts such as Chuck Prophet, Brett Dennen, and Anders Osborne. He was also named a finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Competition, the 2021 Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriting Competition, the Fall 2020 Durango Songwriters Expo Song Competition, and the 2021 Acorn Songwriter Competition.

In July of 2021, Sydow recorded a full length album with Anders Osborne at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. Osborne produced as well as played guitar and sang backing vocals. Mike Dillion provided the percussion, and Casandra Faulconer completed the quartet on bass. The album does not yet have a release date.

Sydow has toured internationally and received accolades from LA Music Critic and No Depression. On top of that, 2021 saw the release of nearly a dozen tracks Sydow produced for other artists, including Lauren Frihauf and Payge Turner (The Voice, Season 19).

Ticket Selection

Theatre Ticket

$15
Thursday
October 6, 2022
7:00 pm

In-Person attended concert tickets, live from under the dome.

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