CROSS-POLLINATION CIV - TUES JUL 25TH - 7:30-10 PM
KYLE ERVIN
JAY MANKIND

Hailing from Kansas, a state better known for its export of wheat than its export of art, Ervin has quickly acclimated himself to the big-city music scene. His soulful tenor voice stands out in the current singer-songwriter scene, with hints of Adam Duritz, Ryan Adams and Stevie Wonder. Delivered with a charming, straightforward stage presence, Ervin's songs are fresh with an easy bounce; filled with hooks that linger long in one's head after a single listening.

Jay Mankind loves you and he will tell you so. His songs are chock full of witty, well-worded aphorisms of adoration blended with guitar adages that will cause both a bop of the knee and a sway of the shoulders. Weilding a voice that defies easy comparison, Jay has a rare ability to clearly communicate his subjects. The listener understands each word, if not their complete intent. Major in tonality, and optimistic in tone, Jay's songs often share big ideas dressed in simple garb. A lightning rod of melody, Jay's songs have a tendancy to bounce around in your mind for long periods of time. On stage, Jay is engaging and entertaining matching his songs with casual and often comical audience interaction.

Having recently formed The Jay Mankind Pop-estra, Jay's songs are now painted with a broad sonic palette featuring horns, clarinet, pianos, glockenspiel, banjo and anything else that can be found lying around the rehearsal space. It's been described as a blend of The Decemberists, Cake and The Buddha.

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CROSS-POLLINATION CIV ::: Tuesday, JUL 25TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - KYLE ERVIN | kyleervin.net/ | myspace.com/kyleervinmusic
8:45 - JAY MANKIND | myspace.com/jaymankind
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft KYLE ERVIN & JAY MANKIND!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero