ART FOR YOUR EARS
2013 FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Expand your artist experience with this free, summer concert series featuring acoustic music and singer/songwriters locally grown and from around the country. Concerts take place in a relaxed
location, the McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design) on the WSU campus. Bring your lawn chairs and we'll supply refreshments.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 7-9 P.M.
ART FOR YOUR EARS: Chuck Pyle
Seeing what's best about America, Chuck Pyle, who has performed on Austin City Limits, writes songs about love lost and love found,
forgetful cowboys, and heroic highway patrolmen. Holding the moniker of "Zen Cowboy," he "…always rides the horse in the direction it's going," mixing infectiously
hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, and old cowboys. Pyle's songs have been recorded by John Denver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Suzy
Bogguss. Country fans know him for writing "Cadillac Cowboy," recorded by Chris LeDoux, and "Jaded Lover," recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker. Live performances feature the signature
Chuck Pyle Finger-Style approach to guitar--sure to hook the crowd every time.
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 7-9 P.M.
ART FOR YOUR EARS: Vance Gilbert
"With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram
From a folk-style field of music often dominated by white performers and audiences, Vance Gilbert emerges with sophisticated melodies and
harmonies as well as casual live-show banter that proves to be engaging. With a recent album title like Old White Men, he paints a poignant and humorous picture--full of great advice such
as "…don’t trust women in three-inch heels." His touring card has included requests to open famed artists such as Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, and George Carlin.
Grammy-winning songwriters Mark Selby and Tia Sillers return to Wichita for a special season-closing Art for Your Ears performance. Together,
this singer-songwriter, husband-and-wife duo have penned more than 20 hit singles, including the Dixie Chicks' Grammy-winning #1 "There’s Your Trouble" and Kenny Wayne
Shepherd’s "Blue on Black," which was named Billboard Magazine's Rock Track of the Year. Kansas/Oklahoma native Mark Selby has toured and recorded with artists B.B.
King, Jeff Beck, Kenny Rogers, Wynona, and Lynrd Skynrd. Tia's discography includes hits for country icons Alan Jackson and Trisha Yearwood.
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