August 17, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come on down to the folk school for a free show!
Since relocating to Memphis, TN from his longtime home of Jersey City, NJ in 2014, Stephen Chopek has embraced many new things, not the least of which is the sense of spontaneity that is pervasive throughout the current crop of Memphis musicians.
From seemingly every artist lending their talents to bands they don’t front, to the ever-germinating and cross-pollinating of jams, album sessions, and one-off shows, the City’s sense of musical camaraderie and damn the torpedoes musical atmosphere is what most informed Chopek during the creation of his third full-length album, Begin the Glimmer (2018).
An admittedly patient songwriter who turns every bolt while crafting his music, tightening, reshaping and honing his songs time and again until he deems them ready for wide consumption, Chopek approached Begin the Glimmer with an eye toward the impetuous, the unrehearsed.
“Begin the Glimmer sports one perfectly crafted tune after another; the end result is a shimmering folk-pop gem that leaps from the speakers.”
– Memphis Flyer