Monday, April 8, 2013

Harry Connick, Jr., Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell Sign on for New Bushnell Series at Simsbury

Harry Connick, Jr., Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell are the first artists to be announced as part of the Summer Concerts at Simsbury Meadows season, presented by The Bushnell in conjunction with Premier Concerts and Kirschner Concerts.

Harry Connick, Jr. will play the outdoor venue in Simsbury Saturday, June 22 at 8 pm; Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will perform together Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm. More artists and dates will be announced for the series as they are booked. Tickets for theses first two concerts will go on sale Friday, April 12 online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Harry Connick, Jr. is among today’s most successful and multi-talented artists, having garnered acclaim in both the music and acting arenas. While he first reached a mass audience as a pianist, singer, and bandleader, his subsequent success in theater, film, and television have secured his place as a renaissance man and a versatile entertainer, earning him both Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations.

This performance with his big band will be in support of his new album release EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW (in stores June 11th), a collection of original songs that touches on some of Harry’s deepest feelings about life and love. 

In celebration of their new collaborative album OLD YELLOW MOON, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell reunite for a summer concert under the stars.

Emmylou Harris' contributions as a singer and songwriter span 40 years and include 12 Grammy Awards and a Billboard Century Award. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Rodney Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” In 2012, Crowell released KIN: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell, which made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Summer Concerts at Simsbury Meadows is an outdoor venue featuring entertainment under the stars. Food and beverage vendors will be on site for patrons’ al fresco dining enjoyment. These events will take place rain or shine.

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