The Reckoning Tour 2019

Paul Messinger

Sep 12 2019 - Oct 01 2019


Paul Messinger is a poet, songwriter, vocalist, and multi instrumentalist, originally from New York, now based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is known as one of the early proponents of the Howard Levy (The Flecktones) approach to playing diatonic harmonica chromatically, and writes nuanced, character driven songs in different styles, explaining, “Different stories require different musical styles in order to fully tell them”. His abiding passions include history and people, as well as challenging the notion of ‘otherness’, and his artistic lens is focused on telling the stories of the people(s) he encounters in the world around us.

Messinger's 2019 release, "The Reckoning", is a song cycle constructed to challenge the growing notion of 'otherness'. Recorded live, in the studio with great players, such as Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five), with blazing vocals, and trademark original harmonica seamlessly woven within the textures of sound throughout, this is music heard as it was played, with songs written to provoke, as well as to dance, and even rejoice, in our shared humanness. He writes, "We are ALL heading, toward a reckoning".....

Tue 01 October

Hafen Casino, Bremen, DE.

Tue 01 October

Radio Weser TV, Delmenhorst, DE.

Sun 29 September

Hart Backbord, Bremen, DE.

Sat 28 September

Varel, DE, Varel, DE.

Fri 27 September

The Strandlodge Restaurant, NL.

Thu 26 September

De Ware, Antwerp, BE.

Tue 24 September

The Liberty Hotel, Bremenhaven, DE.

Sun 22 September

Offener Garten, Bremen, DE.

Sat 21 September

Shakespeare’s Theater, Weyhe, DE.

Fri 20 September

Club Lounge Bowling Center, Hannover, DE.

Thu 19 September

St Martin Kirche, Dorfmark, DE.

Wed 18 September

Fur Elise, Bremen, DE.

Sun 15 September

Stiepelse, DE, Stiepelse, DE.

Sat 14 September

Janja’s Musikbar, Cuxhaven, DE.

Fri 13 September

Café Riptide, Braunschweig, DE.

Thu 12 September

Radio Okerwelle, Braunschweig, DE.

Thu 12 September

Harrier Hof, Brake, DE.