Jonny Be Good

January 31, 2008 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

m_11518157ce21a7bffef2459c81762e29.jpgIndie songwriter and musician Jonny Meyers lives in Jackson Heights and doesn’t shy away from mentioning his Forest Hills roots:

Song by song, Jonny Meyers is catching up with the traditions left quietly behind in his native Forest Hills—the small hub of Queens, that provided the breeding grounds for legendary writers like Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, Burt Bacharach, and the Ramones. Meyers’s catalogue to date is careful blend of romance and consciousness set to Jamaican and North American roots music that reflects the lyrical, musical, and raw emotional traces of his predecessors.

His music is pretty varied, reflecting myriad influences, but he’s got something and you can hear a bit of it on his Myspace page. You can also hear him live tomorrow night at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights. The coffee and baked goods there are both way above average, giving you a few reasons to get over there for a cafe crawl.

Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights (5-min walk from Roosevelt station)

(718) 424-1077


Entry filed under: Forest Hills, local notable, music, the arts.

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