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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
Mason Jennings to Perform
At UW-Eau Claire Sept. 28
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.
         “Mesmerizing, earnest, 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 Tribune.
         Jennings’ self-titled 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 release.
         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 charge orders.
         The concert is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
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Updated: Sept. 11, 2001