Date:   6/28/2014

Fans are treated to blues, country, folk and rock with Crystal Bowersox

American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare. "I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it proud.”  Come meet this warm, wonderful, and extremely popular artist, when she makes a Wisconsin-exclusive appearance at the historic Thrasher Opera House on Saturday, June 28.

It is this fortitude and courageous spirit that resonated with millions night after night when the 2010 American Idol runner up took the stage. There is a sincerity and authenticity about her that just can’t be manufactured. The same can be said about her musical prowess, which has all the markings of a creative force to reckon with who is in it for the long haul. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King.

All That For This (released 2013) is Crystal Bowersox’s emancipation from judgment. It is the manifestation of her own womanhood and enlightenment won through hard fought battles, failures and triumphs. It is the belief that listening to your own inner voice will lead you where you need to be. "I am learning not to judge music and myself so harshly and to not allow myself to be swayed by other’s judgment. I'm trying to listen to my own instincts more often. I can’t convince someone who doesn't like my music to like it, but for the people who do, I want to play them another song,” she says smiling. Until now, the world has witnessed only a portion of Crystal Bowersox’s talent, which was channeled through mainstream pop expectations on her debut release, Farmer’s Daughter. With the highly anticipated release of All That For This, produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, John Lee Hooker, Raul Malo), Bowersox exposes a new dimension of her music.

One of the most admirable attributes about Crystal Bowersox is her down-to-earth, no-nonsense, what-you-see is-what-you-get vibe. She honestly loves the exchange with her audience and is thrilled to be hitting the road in support of All That For This. "There is a world of difference when you get to meet people, look into their eyes, hear their stories, share your own and make a connection. You can’t beat that.” With a new CD, national tour and some high profile acting ambitions in sight, it looks like the sky is the limit. Bowersox concludes, "I hope this music thing works out because I am a really bad waitress. I am rooting for music!”

 

Tickets are only $22 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

An exclusive pre-concert "VIP Meet & Greet Package" is available for this performance which includes: 1-VIP Laminate, 1-Exclusive Picture, an Acoustic Song performed by Crystal, Question and Answer time, Photo op with Crystal, Signing with Crystal, One Concert Ticket, and Early Seating Choice. The cost for the VIP Package: $72 per person and limited to the first 20 people who call the Thrasher office. 

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special accommodations provided by the Heidel House.

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