The Clifton Center presents a double bill featuring two of the region's favorite acoustic musician: Jason Wilber and Tyrone Cotton!
A journeyman guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Jason Wilber has traveled the world as lead guitar player for artists like John Prine, Greg Brown, Iris DeMent, Todd Snider, and Hal Ketchum. In the insightful and sometimes humorous songs featured on his seven solo CDs he manages to meld his rock, folk, jazz, and country influences into a unique sound that’s been described as “Van Morrison meets Wilco.” From Carnegie Hall to Red Rocks to Massey Hall and the London Palladium, Jason’s performed in all 50 States, and all over Canada, Europe, and the UK.
Tyrone’s earliest memory of musical revelation was listening to the raspy inspirational voice of his grandfather, the Reverend Cleveland Roosevelt Williams. Cotton picked up his first guitar at a young age and strummed to the sounds of popular rock and blues artists. Later, he was influenced by Jerry Garcia (“Garcia was always creating melodies”) and studied Hendrix, Buddy Guy, and Mississippi John Hurt who intrigued Tyrone with his “ finger pickin and soft wispy voice.” Into his early 20’s, Tyrone began playing in clubs and dives, one of his first being Mr. C’s in Bowling Green, KY. Playing much original work now, he still covers many singer/songwriters who influenced him in the early years; he will often play a Bob Dylan or Sam Cooke song at a show.
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