"Scar That Never Heals"
Ontario's Jeremy Fisher celebrated the release of his first release, Let It Shine, by taking a bicycle trip from Seattle to Vancouver, winning over followers with every stop. His self-made, stop-action-animated music videos — especially for "Scar That Never Heals" and "Cigarette" — have become viral sensations on YouTube, which has helped spread the word.
Fisher and his band — Cindy Fairbank on piano and backing vocals and drummer Isaac Carpenter — made it to Charleston, W.V., despite flight difficulties and crippling illnesses to kick off the 25th season of Mountain Stage with songs from his second album, Goodbye Blue Monday. Fisher's song "High School" sums up adolescence for just about anyone who spent time in a classroom during the late '80s and early '90s, including references to "Say No to Drugs," slam-dancing and a band that "kinda sucks, but we don't know it yet."