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Pencil This In: The Lonesome Organist Covers David Bowie At The MCA

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 9, 2014 6:30PM

Photo credit: Eric B.

We're longtime fans of Jeremy Jacobsen, aka "The Lonesome Organist." You know who else is a fan? David Bowie.

“The Lonesome O plays {takes breath} drums, percussion, organ, harmonica, whistle, tap shoes, saxophone, and vocals, among other things, ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I kid you not! Fabulous stuff with lovely line in titles. How about ‘Balloon Race Phenomenon’ or ‘Fly On My Plate’?”
—David Bowie, MOJO, July 2002

The Museum of Contemporary Art has done a fine job of complementing its current "David Bowie Is" exhibit with musical performances featuring local singers playing Bowie covers. So far, Bobby Conn and Jon Langford and Sally Timms have played sets during the "Bowie Is" run. Now it's Jacobsen's turn as he brings his mitten drumstick and complete one-man band arsenal to the MCA for a 6 p.m. performance tonight that's free with museum admission. (220 E. Chicago Ave.)

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