|October 25, 2012
Acclaimed New Orleans Bluesman, Spencer Bohren comes to Polson on November 1
POLSON ó Big Productions, a fundraising adventure of the Lake County Youth Home, presents acclaimed New Orleans bluesman, Spencer Bohren on Thursday, November 1 on the Polson High School stage. The 7:30 PM show is enthusiastically co-sponsored by Edward Jones in Polson.
It was just a couple of years ago that Spencer Bohren was honored as Entertainer of the Year in New Orleans. Itís no wonder. Spencer Bohrenís music resonates with the ambience of the rivers, roads, and bayous of the American South. He has a marvelous gift for sharing his great love for Americaí wealth of traditional folk, blues, gospel, and country music with audiences of all ages. His ability to animate the musicians and singers from the past with both respectful readings of their music and spellbinding stories is legendary. Spencerís laid-back stage presence and comfortable delivery make each concert feel like a pleasant visit with an old friend.
But thatís not all.
Woven through the fabric of a Spencer Bohren performance are his stunning original pieces, teeming with echoes of the traditional music he loves, yet written from a modern viewpoint. From gently opinionated topical songs to energetic highway tunes to disarmingly beautiful ballads, Spencer presents a wide range of music, punctuated by superlative guitar playing and using an ever-changing assortment of vintage guitars, lapsteels and banjos. The atmosphere of his New Orleans home subtly informs each performance. Whatís more, the stories that preface the songs are often as well received as the songs themselves. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners continue to be charmed by the openness and honesty of Spencerís music and his gracious personality. In a world filled with synthesized pop music, Spencer Bohren defines artistic integrity.
Big Productions is bringing Spencer back to the Mission Valley as part of their 25th Anniversary series to represent some of the favorite performers their audiences have seen over these years.
Spencerís encore performance here would not be possible without the dedicated local series sponsorship of Access Montana, S & K Electronics, Don Aadsen Ford, Super 1 and Ronan Harvest Foods, Big Sky Dental Clinic and Anderson Broadcasting. The series is made possible in part by the Montana Performing Arts Consortium Presenter Development Program, which is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Montana Arts Council and a legislative grant from Montanaís Cultural Trust.
Single tickets are available for only $12 ($14 at the door). Discounts are available for series tickets. Remember, 18 and under are free for SERIES concerts, thanks to the Youth Home, but children 11 and under need to be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Tickets are available from Shannon Nunlist Physical Therapy on Main St. in Polson, or from True Value Hardware on Hwy 93 in Ronan. Concertgoers can also get tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (406) 676-2427.