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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. A whole slew of new roots rock singer-songwriters appeared on the scene during the early twenty-first century, including acclaimed artists such as Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, and Mason Jennings.
Jennings was raised in the frigid locale of Pittsburgh, where he and his younger brother played in a variety of local outfits. By the time he was 15, Jennings began discovering other musical styles, especially classic blues, which led to the burgeoning singer-songwriter dropping out of school by the time he was 16 to focus solely on music. After travelling around the USA for a few years, Jennings eventually settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where his father lived. Jennings first Minneapolis-based band, Mason, failed to get off the ground but led to the launch of his solo career. His debut, 1998s Mason Jennings, was a folk pop concept album of sorts, which saw the singer-songwriter recount his earlier expeditions...