An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 8:00 pm
- Min. Price: $18.00, Max Price: $85.00
Justin Steward Furstenfeld (born December 14, 1975 in Houston, Texas) is a record producer, artist, author, and the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of the rock band Blue October.
Growing up, Furstenfeld listened to hip-hop, rock, country, dance; his favorite artists included Marvin Gaye, The Smiths, Red House Painters and Pink Floyd. His first musical memory was Roy Orbison's ballad, "Crying".
During his high school years at Houston's prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), he formed the band The Last Wish, which he played in from the age of 13 until 1995. His vocal and performance style has been likened to Peter Gabriel, Genesis and "Fish" of Marillion.
He has written over 500 songs and counts among his influences: Michael Stipe, The Cure, The Smiths, The Pixies, Peter Gabriel, Idaho, Elliott Smith, Blue Miller, George Winston, Jean-Michel Basquiat and U2.