Partners in life and love and water
Flagship Romance is the performing name of two talented singer-songwriters, Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson, partners both artistically and in life. The couple’s music centers around Fisher’s acoustic guitar and the kind of vocal harmonies that blossom only when two people share real chemistry. Flagship Romance’s “Honeymoon Tour” stops at the White Horse Black Mountain on Thursday, June 11.
Since the release of its debut EP, “The Fudge Sessions,” in 2013, the Jacksonville, Florida-based duo has toured the U.S. many times and have shared the stage with a diverse roster of acts, including Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, The Goo Goo Dolls and Mason Jennings. It has played at major festivals like SXSW, Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.
In their concerts, Fisher and Jackson strive for honesty and emotional accessibility over show-biz glitz. The listener gets the sense of real human beings behind the shimmering close harmonies. True to that aesthetic, they’ve recently released a full-length album, “Fee Fie Foh Fum,” recorded live in the studio to maintain a sense of intimacy and energy.
Flagship Romance has linked its musical career to the cause of clean drinking water via water.org. It has raised more than $84,000 for the cause, money that’s being used for wells and water taps in Ethiopia, Rwanda and the African sahel.
A fine romance
What: Flagship Romance
When: 7:30 p.m. June 11
Where: White Horse Black Mountain, Black Mountain