Five for Fighting
with Jillette Johnson
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 5:00 PM CST
(4:30 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
Five for Fighting’s sixth album, Bookmarks, marks both a return to an earlier time as well as a new musical palette for singer/songwriter John Ondrasik.
“Bookmarks is certainly a more modern record from a production and melodic standpoint than my last few albums, though, as usual, it contains my lyrical slant. It was wonderful to re-partner with my producer buddy Gregg Wattenberg as we started this Five for Fighting thing together 13 years ago.”
That “thing” happened to be the platinum album America Town featuring the iconic song “Superman,” an album Ondrasik and Wattenberg made on a shoestring budget in 1999. Bookmarks reflects the best of their prior collaboration, along with all that’s transpired in the intervening years. And once again, Ondrasik’s music contains timely cultural introspection as well as an honest look into that which is us.