Louis Prince

Louis Prince

Sam Gendel

Mon · November 12, 2018

7:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Louis Prince
Louis Prince
Louis Prince is the moniker of artist Jake McMullen and serves as the new platform for his upcoming record, Thirteen. For the last several years, Jake McMullen gained a cult following in the folk genre, gradually mixing the traditional and experimental into something all his own. Louis Prince is both the culmination of the experiment and the start of something brand new.

Influenced by 50’s and 60’s Jazz, French New Wave cinema and the stream-of-consciousness literary styles of Jack Kerouac and Joseph Conrad, Thirteen feels more like a product of the Beat Generation midcentury Greenwich Village than of Music City. Louis Prince has crafted an album in the classic sense, with a beginning, middle, end, and a central theme. Exploring the human struggle with fear, failure and the role of friendship, Thirteen is the search for catharsis in the chaos and the pursuit of an elusive hope we glimpse in others when we find ourselves empty.

Though there is no set date for the release of Thirteen, Louis Prince has set up ‘soft openings’ in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles that will act as immersive introductions into the world of the project. The idea in presenting these live shows is the same idea that one might approach an art or museum exhibit-- each piece serves a purpose. Each was placed with intention and care. Some meant to strike the emotional core, others meant to surround and prepare for those big moments. All providing details that are necessary for the big picture.

“To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.” -Walker Percy
Sam Gendel
No one in my family is a musician. I come from a small, un-artistic town. Yet here I am. My name is Sam Gendel and I don’t understand how anyone is supposed to reduce the experience of music to verbal language; so I am not going to try. I will say this, you are reading this now, which means you either have listened to, are listening to, or are about to listen to either me playing an instrument or a piece of my music. In that case, I thank you then, now, and/or in advance.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.themoroccan.com/