Singer-songwriter, performer. Musical folk-rock dressed in vintage clothing. Jeremy Facknitz has been entertaining audiences with his lovingly crafted music and high-energy performances for over 20 years. Since the 2002 break-up of his Detroit-based band “The Ottomans” (2001 Detroit Music Award Winner, Best New Alternative Band), Jeremy has performed primarily as a solo act, sharing through song his intimate stories of life, love, and “the journey home”. Facknitz’ songwriting style epitomizes the strength of such confessional greats as Jim Croce and Gordon Lightfoot, with an obvious wink to Michael Penn in the chord changes and an appreciation for melody and structure that might make Elvis Costello feel as though the torch had been passed. Today, Jeremy continues to tour the United States, Canada and the U.K., performing primarily at house concerts and listening rooms in promotion of his latest retrospective album, “People and Places”, recorded live at Sloan Song Studios in Castle Rock, Colorado in November of 2017. When he’s not on the road, he and his backing band are recording songs for his 5th album of original material with producer/engineer Jarrod Headley at Northpark Studios in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His past albums “Gimmick”, “What a Day”, “Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, and “All’s Well” can be found at Bandcamp.
TIDBITS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Member of “The Ottomans” from 1997 through 2002 (2001 Detroit Music Award Winner, “Best New Alternative Group”)… Member of “Standing Room Only” with brother Jarod Facknitz from 2001 through 2003… 2009 Pikes Peak Arts Council nominee for “Best Solo Performer of the Pikes Peak Region”… has opened as solo act for/performed with Tim Reynolds, Pat Donahue, Edie Carey, Charlie Milo, Lindsay Weidmann… graduated from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in 1997 and was a radio DJ for 4 years (gospel and adult contemporary)… passed the series 7 test for license to sell securities in 2013 and one year later quit working in finance… loves baseball and is an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball club… is married to singer-songwriter Lindsay Weidmann and together they have two children… lives in Colorado.