Jeremy Messersmith’s grandiose Heart Murmurs record release show at First Avenue is something he’s been building towards for his whole creative life. The Minneapolis transplant’s modest, acoustic-driven early work hinted at a scope and scale far larger, but his recent material demands a bigger stage. Messersmith got that and then some at his sold-out homecoming show on Saturday night. His 10-piece backing band — including the Laurels String Quartet — gave vibrant life to a career-spanning, 95-minute set showcasing his songwriting gifts.

(via Jeremy Messersmith at First Avenue, 2/22/14)

Congrats Jeremy! He told us about this when he was here for his World Café interview. Broadcasting it Thursday March 6