MAILED: Sept. 11, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Minneapolis
singer-songwriter Mason Jennings will appear in concert with special guest
Vivian on Friday, Sept. 28, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Doors
will open at 8 p.m. for the concert in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
Mason Jennings’ vivid
storytelling may be focused in the here and now, but musically he travels
centuries as he and his band bolster their acoustic-based pop rock with soul,
jazz and blues. Jennings most distinctive characteristic, however, is his voice,
which sounds as if it comes from the soul of a man much older than in his 20s.
heartfelt and with a voice that echoes rock ‘n’ roll’s ghosts, Jennings is
deserving of all the adulation heaped upon him,” wrote the Minneapolis Star
debut recording was the most requested album of 1999 on the University of
Minnesota radio station, winning critical acclaim and numerous regional music
awards. The 2000 release of “Birds Flying Away” brought Jennings more
applause from the press and fans, as well as Minnesota Music Awards for Album of
the Year and Best Songwriter. He is currently working on material for his third
On this national tour
Jennings had two showcase performances at SXSW 2001, performed with Semisonic,
and awed thousands of fans at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Tickets are $7 ($5 for
UW-Eau Claire students) at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and
will be sold at the door. The show is open to all ages; proof of age is required
in the bar area.
Patrons may charge their
tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University
Service Center, (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area,
call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone
The concert is sponsored
by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 11, 2001