Posted by on Jul 7, 2013

Jimmer Podrasky is that rare find: someone with seductive good looks and charisma and the solid songwriting skills to reach out meaningfully to a more sophisticated audience. Podrasky walked on stage looking as rumpled as if he had just rolled out of bed. His wrinkled shirt sleeve stretched far beyond the limits of his black jacket and he kept rubbing his tousled blond hair. When the music started, however, he stepped to the microphone and sang with authority and snap. There is a strong sense of innocence and romanticism running through his songs, yet he is capable of sarcasm and bite. Podrasky’s best songs revolve around a questioning of contemporary values. He writes a lot about alienation and suburban blues, though not in predictable fashion. He’s not afraid to show his own insecurities and doubts.