Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Melissa Etheridge Added to Concert Schedule
Creedence Clearwater and Melissa Etheridge are coming to Northeast Florida.
By: Thrasher Horne Center for the Performing Arts
Creedence Clearwater Revisited performs on Saturday, January 23 at 8 PM. Tickets range from $59 to $89. Melissa Etheridge performs Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $49 to $99. Tickets for both concerts will be available to the public starting Friday, November 20 at 12 PM. Thrasher-Horne Center Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets early starting Wednesday, November 18 at 11 AM.
Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” may not have intended it, but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively)
“In the beginning, Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it,” recalls Stu.
Lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, a powerful tenor with the energy to power songs, initially rose to prominence as lead singer for the band People when their hit “I Love You” bulleted into the top ten. The newest touring member of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is lead guitarist Kurt Griffey. As a guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, Griffey has recorded and toured with musicians including members of the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana, and Journey. Talented multi- instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group. As Cosmo puts it, “Gun provides live all the overdubs that were on the records. He plays keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and sings the high harmonies.” Stu and Cosmo and their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited add a new chapter to their legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit.
Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge will perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window”, “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over”. Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence; Etheridge will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.
This is M.E. is Etheridge’s 12th collection of new material. For the vibrant collection, she teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. It was a very new way of doing things for Etheridge, who counts two Grammy Awards and 17 nominations, an Academy Award (for “I Need to Wake Up” from the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth) and a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame among her many accolades.
The making of the album was inspired and inspiring, energized and energizing. It’s there in every note. The bottom line, she says, simply: “I’ve made an album I love.”
The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College. It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida. Tickets and more information are available at (904) 276-6815 or online at THcenter.org.
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