Born in Charleston, SC and raised in rural Washington, singer-songwriter jeremy messersmith began playing music in church at a young age. After a promising trumpeting career was tragically cut short due to braces, jeremy turned to the guitar as his instrument of choice. Since then he has become one of Minnesota’s most recognized and celebrated artists receiving praise from The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Paste Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Spin, and Rolling Stone among many others. In 2010, Messersmith's Reluctant Graveyard was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2010 by NPR, and in 2014 he released Heart Murmurs to critical acclaim on the prestigious Glassnote Records. He appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and his songs are often featured on television and film. jeremy has toured extensively throughout the world - even opening for Barack Obama. His second release with Glassnote Records is due in 2017.
“He’s relentlessly committed to making these rich, lush, pretty pop songs and he does it incredibly well, he never overloads his songs with anything they don’t need, and yet, he puts an immense amount of thought into crafting them.”
Stephen Thompson, NPR
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With the 2018 release of his newest album, Late Stage Capitalism, on Glassnote Records, jeremy messersmith will be touring extensively in support of the record - solo and with full band.
He also published an original songbook of simple tunes for ukulele and voice, with the purpose of encouraging community singing and group singing. As part of his touring activities, jeremy will host community sing-alongs in libraries, parks and other spaces to facilitate the greatest participation. He is an accomplished educator who has served on the songwriting faculty at McNally Smith College of Music, as artist in residence at Hopkins High School, and continues to offer a diverse range of arts learning and engagement opportunities.