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Oct. 2: Alison Scott in Concert
Vocalist entertains with “soulful, organic sound.”
Minnesota State University, Mankato Music Department News Release, 9-20-2012
Mankato, Minn. -- Alison Scott, with Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets, will perform on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Avenue. The performance at Minnesota State Mankato is part of a series partially funded through an Arts Tour Minnesota Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Alison Scott (pictured right) is the strongest voice to come out of Minneapolis in many years and her soulful, organic sound has quietly built a very large and loyal following. While staying indier than indie and completely ignoring the hipster rulebook, through word of mouth with very little radio or media hype, Alison is making the kind of soul music that music fans love.
Alison Scott stated, “The grant is allowing us to get to a lot of cities we normally wouldn't travel to. Attendees in smaller cities are muchmore appreciative to hear professional musicians performing in their town. This can translate to a much bigger, more enthusiastic audience for us. We always enjoy performing in these types of cities.”
Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets will perform with Alison Scott. Bowe is a multi-platinum guitarist/producer based in theTwin Cities with three platinum records and a Grammy nomination to his credit. Kevin Bowe has produced four records for Scott and has been playing guitar in her band since her very first show. The pair decided to do some shows featuring both of them in the bandleader position. Kevin will play several of his songs from his new release, Natchez Trace.
Scott says, “It's been great working with Kevin. He has taught me to believe in myself, to sell it. I've finally gotten to the point where I don't feel like I need anyone's approval.”
Concert admission is $15; $13 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information on the Alison Scott performance or The Art of Songwriting workshop, call the Performance Seriesoffice, (507) 389-5549.