Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00pm, Flagship Romance, “Harmonic Alternative Folk” $20.00

By | January 18, 2017



Back by popular demand!

Flagship Romance consists of newlywed singers and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique & intense guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

“Their songs & vocals have a simmering intensity… I also suspect Fisher used to play in rock bands, as he tended to attack his guitar with an unbridled ferociousness.” – Mayer Danzig // Twangville

Since the release of their debut EP, The Fudge Sessions, in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has developed a reputation of being one of the hardest working new acts to hit the scene. Touring upwards of 8 months a year, Flagship Romance performs at lengenday listening rooms, such as the Bitter End in New York City, & have become a staple on the burgeoning international house concert circuits. Shawn & Jordyn have also made appearances at the Mumford & Son’s ‘Gentleman of the Road’ Stopover, the Florida Folk Festival, Strangecreek, & the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival. The variety of acts that this duo has shared the stage with is a tribute to the universal accessibility of their compositions and live show. These names include Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, Lisa Loeb, the Goo Goo Dolls, Half Moon Run, and Mason Jennings.

“Their energy is infectious. We had people from 25 to 85 in our audience & they all said they felt energized & exuberant after the performance.” – Barbara Richmond // Live at Philip & Barbara’s

On the heels of a successful crowd-funding campaign, raising in excess of $25,000, Flagship Romance ventured into the sandhills of rural Florida in January 2014 to record their first full-length album, entitled Fee Fie Foh Fum. The stripped tracks on this collection consist of full-takes, with no splicing or tuning. Given the intimate & energetic quality of their live performances, Fee Fie Foh Fum is a raw, real, perfectly imperfect experience. In addition to the album, Fisher and Jackson invited a team of professional cinematographers to travel with them and document the entire recording process at Gatorbone Studios. This behind the scenes documentary features the studio performances, the duo’s love-laced back-story, and the beautiful nature surrounding the home-studio. Fee Fie Foh Fum debuted in the top 10 on the Roots Alternative Airplay charts in 2015.

“We’ve seen loads of ‘duets’ over the years without ever understanding what real harmony could sound like.” – Cynthia Dewick // The Barn in Arden

Flagship Romance has aligned their musical career with the clean water cause via the organization charity: water. In August 2012, Fisher and Jackson founded and organized the Clean Water Music Fest in Florida, to raise funding and awareness for the 800 million people on this planet without access to safe, clean drinking water. Since then, they have raised over $125,000; 100% of that money is currently being used for well building and tap-stand projects in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Sahel region of Africa.