Emma Jayne, Graham Earley & Eli Ruffer

Emma Jayne

Graham Earley & Eli Ruffer

Sat · March 24, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Emma Jayne
Emma Jayne
Emma Jayne is a Chicago native singer-songwriter. She studied jazz piano for fifteen years and is self taught on the ukulele. She draws her inspiration from her jazz background and love of pop to craft soul-filled songs filled with poignant, heartfelt storytelling. For lovers of John Mayer, Carole King, and Adele. Her debut full-length record, Jetlag, was recorded and produced in Nashville and is available wherever you get your music.
Graham Earley & Eli Ruffer
Graham Earley & Eli Ruffer
Graham and Eli met in 2013 as freshman year roommates at Carleton College. Their musical connection began as simply mutual admiration. But the connection grew as their dorm room turned into a space to discuss and show off new songs. Because of their different musical sensibilities—Graham writes introspective finger picked folk tunes and Eli writes rock songs with witty hooks—sharing songs was inspiring. Over the next four years, they both continued developing their own distinct catalog. They also continued to live together and discuss their songs.

By junior year, the conversations developed into direct musical challenges. For example, they each picked a song originally by the other to rewrite, changing up the style to fit the song’s new performer. As Graham says in his song Thought You Thought, “I wish I could see what you see when you see me.” Having a song rewritten, seeing what gets emphasized, and what gets dropped let the young songwriters see their own music through someone else’s eyes.

Senior year turned private conversations about songs and songwriting public when Graham and Eli moved their song sharing sessions to a more public venue: the largest bathroom in Carleton’s student union. Every Sunday morning around 1am, as classmates finished their late night snacks, they would hear music from a nearby bathroom and poke their head in to find a concert underway. Graham and Eli found a way to include new voices in their songwriting conversation. And ever since then, they have been exploring new ways to engage with the discussion of songs and songwriting.

After graduating this past summer, Eli released a pair of albums, Boy and Pigeon, and Graham released Caregiver Caretaker. Now, they are celebrating these releases with a concert and a conversation. Sitting on stage at the same time but performing songs separately, the duo will perform songs for each other (and the audience) and discuss the songwriting thoughts behind them.






Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409