Miami University Middletown Artist Series for 2015-16
Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester – Sept. 25, 2015
“This is something I’ve been waiting my whole life to do,” veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of The Earls of Leicester, the all-star dream team combo that he has assembled, organized and produced. They are this years winners of the Grammy Award in bluegrass music.
Arlo Guthrie’s 50th Anniversary Tour of Alice’s Restaurant – Oct. 14, 2015
Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie embarks on a 18-month North American tour launching January 21, 2015 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree“. A musical monologue running more than 18 minutes, “Alice’s Restaurant” has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe and it all originates from Guthrie’s experience on Thanksgiving in 1965.
“I didn’t think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ again,” Arlo Guthrie says with a smile. “It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I’m surely looking forward to adding it to the repertoire though for the 50th anniversary tour.”
Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anais Mitchell –March 18th, 2016
Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening.
Southern Troubadours in the Round – Paul Thorn, Ruthie Foster, and Joe Ely –April 9, 2016
Grammy Award winner Joe Ely joins Grammy nominee and fellow Texan Ruthie Foster and Mississippi Raconteur Paul Thorn, all Americana chart-toppers, in a night of southern tale-telling in the round.
Season tickets are $120 for Adults, $116 for Seniors and Miami Staff, and $92 for Students.
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