Justin Furstenfeld Schedule
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About Justin Furstenfeld
Justin Furstenfeld is many things, like a record producer, author,
artist, lead singer and guitarist. He is not just the singer of the band, Blue October, Justin Furstenfeld writes lyrics.
He is the brother of Blue October's drummer, Jeremy Furstenfeld. He grew up listening to a mix of music like hip-hop, rock,
country and dance. Some of his early influences include Marvin Gaye, The Smiths, Red House Painters and Pink Floyd. A significant
song of his childhood was "Crying" by Roy Orbison.
Similar to many other successful musicians, Justin Furstenfeld discovered
his music talent at a young age. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. During
that time, he brought other musicians together and formed the band The Last Wish. He was part of the band until 1995 when
he started his solo career under 5591, which was the number he was given as a patient in a mental institution. Justin Furstenfeld
discusses the experience on the DVD Argue with a Tree in the special features section. During his teen years, he attempted
to self-harm himself and has maintained suicidal thoughts at different times throughout his life. He has been diagnosed with
bipolar disorder with psychotic tendencies and has struggled with anxiety. Needless to say, music has been an important aspect
of his life. He dedicated the album, Any Man in America, to his daughter Blue Reed Furstenfeld. Much of the album is about
the relationship between Jeremy Furstenfeld and the mother of his daughter.
He has quite an impressive songwriting record,
having written more than 500 songs. As he has matured as a musician, his influences have evolved to include: Michael Stipe,
The Cure, The Pixies, Peter Gabriel, Elliot Smith ad U2. In addition to his music, he is a painter and creator of album covers
for two albums for Blue October. He has also written and published the book, Crazy Making—The Words and Lyrics of Justin
Furstenfeld. In the book, Justin Furstenfeld details the inspiration for his lyrics.
About Justin Furstenfeld
Blue October is an alternative rock band that was started in Houston, Texas in 1995. The present lineup
includes: Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola,
mandolin, piano, backing vocals), C.B. Hudson (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals).
The parents of the Furstenfeld brothers managed the band under the name RoDan Entertainment.
and the Blue October Breakthrough
As the Justin Furstenfeld's band, Blue October, continued to produce music, major
labels became interested in Blue October. The joined Universal Studios and then were dropped a year later. Blue October's
best-known songs are "Somebody," "Inner Glow" and "Calling You." The song that received the most mainstream recognition is
"Hate Me." The band appeared on television to perform "Hate Me" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They also appeared on Jimmy
Kimmel Live! and on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. What was an inspiring moment for the band is when they opened for the Rolling
Stones in Boise, Idaho. Not only has Blue October come a long way, the journey has been an impressive one for Justin Furstenfeld.
Like many excellent musicians to have come before, Justin explained during an interview that he has suffered from depression
and does his best to prevent it from ruining his day by living life proactively. In recent years, it has been a different
kind of breakthrough for the artist. According to Justin Furstenfeld, "The light at the end of the tunnel is now. You've gone
far enough to get there. You've just got to enjoy every moment of your life, because it's short. And they're going to take
it away from you one day… Why not enjoy it now?"
Justin Furstenfeld Trivia
During an interview with
the Houston Press, Justin Furstenfeld discussed the progression of the music he has created. He explained the changes in his
newer works, "The difference in the music is that I didn't write another album about how hard life is for Justin Furstenfeld…
I mean, you're blessed to have this awesome job making music, so show them where you are now, where the band is now…
I was so controlling over all these works of art I had done before that I never let the band in."
Live Show Performance
Often, Justin Furstenfeld has been compared to other performers like Peter Gabriel, Genesis and
Dave Matthews Band. This certainly is an impressive group of performers with whom to be compared. It is a good indication
that if one has not yet seen a live performance of Justin Furstenfeld that it will be a remarkable show.