Hailing from Hattiesburg, Miss., Oh, Jeremiah is a musical project from singer-songwriter Jeremiah Stricklin. Stricklin first caught the performing bug in a kindergarten talent show as a pint-size Elvis Presley impersonator. After receiving his first guitar at 11, Stricklin’s love for entertaining was amplified.
Stricklin spent his teenage years honing his style and developed a formula for songs that presented a “technical complexity of music and lyrical depth.” The young musician also began finding his muses in musical acts such as Shovels & Rope, Ryan Adams and Josh Ritter. Stricklin completed his Oh, Jeremiah project with a live performance that provides the best translation of his music. With consecutive EP releases in 2013 and 2014, Stricklin has embraced the modern standards that indie artists have created.
“Our Very Own Kingdom” is Oh, Jeremiah’s sophomore effort. This second release shows quite a degree of musical evolution in Oh, Jeremiah’s sound. Oh, Jeremiah’s debut “Tall Tales & Tiny Fables” is full of tracks that have been steeped in the world of modern folks. While Stricklin still maintains a solid modern folk foundation on “Our Very Own Kingdom,” indie rock influences echo throughout, giving the band a unique sound.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $7 at the door