Local singer-songwriter and frontman of Maid Myriad and Jeff Klemm & The Letters announces Wednesday night residency at Annabell’s Lounge in Akron, Ohio for the month of March. “The last few records I made were created in complete solitude, so for the upcoming Maid Myriad and solo records I wanted to experiment by performing the songs live before going into the studio,” Klemm says. “If there’s anything I’ve learned from touring nonstop over the past few years, it’s that songs evolve on the road and truly unravel in front of a crowd. You really learn what works and what doesn’t when dealing with the energy of a live audience. I’m excited to ‘road test’ the songs at one of my favorite bars, in the neighborhood I call home. It will be fun to invite the listeners to an inside look at what I’m working on at the moment.”
In addition to testing out fresh material, Klemm plans on revisiting and breathing new life into “retired” songs from his almost decade-long career. “People always request old songs I wrote ten years ago at shows and I’ve always denied them because my main focus is on what I’m creating NOW. It’s tough to remember that people still love the old songs whether I’m personally sick of them or not!” The 28-year-old Akronite plans to cover some of his biggest influences as well. “Going back to the songs that originally compelled me to make the music I do has always been a huge well of inspiration. When it comes to dealing with another artist’s material, it’s not like you can ever see the exact way they do, but trying to opens up your own vision. Putting my own twist on their songs is a fun challenge as well.”
Since 2013, Jeff Klemm has performed nearly 150 shows ever year, as well as released two EPs and a full length album with his nationally touring band Maid Myriad. Last year he released his first solo record with his new project, Jeff Klemm & The Letters, and is currently writing songs for his upcoming acoustic record and the next full length Maid Myriad album.
Klemm will be performing solo every Wednesday in March from 8-10 p.m. at Annabell’s Lounge in Akron, OH, located at 784 W. Market Street in sunny Highland Square. Admission is free. Jeff Klemm & The Letters will be playing a very special St. Patrick’s Day set at Annabell’s on St Paddy’s Day as well.