JOHN PRINE

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Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$39.50-59.50

with special guest
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. Recently honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, he’s been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures.

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others.

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo has 35 years as a musician and two decades as a solo artist, the sum of which attests to the redemptive power of rock’n’roll and the driving role that it has played in his life and art.

A stylistic synthesist who Rolling Stone notes “is in his own genre,” Escovedo casts his widest musical net to date on his latest album, Big Station. The title can infer two meanings: A transit junction where journeys converge and then head off to new destinations, and a potent radio signal with an open playlist that brims with diversity and adventurous imagination.

NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Please be aware when you come to the performance that UT parking signage has changed. All surface lots on the UT campus require a UT parking permit after 5:45pm. ADA parking is still available on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons are advised to pay to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. Please read signs carefully.

Parking for all Texas Performing Arts events is available through UT Parking and Transportation and can be purchased in advance at a reduced rate here.


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