2012-13 Different Drummer Series - Indiana University Southeast


2012-13 Different Drummer Series - Indiana University Southeast





The Birdland Big Band

10.19.2012 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

This dynamic ensemble, straight from the jazz mecca of NYC,

features some of the city’s finest musicians directed by one of the

world’s greatest drummers, Tommy Igoe. The Birdland Big Band

brings one of New York City’s most popular weekly musical attractions

to New Albany.

Jake Shimabukuro

11.08.2012 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

It’s rare to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument

by his early thirties, all while being compared to Miles Davis and

Jimi Hendrix. But Jake Shimabukuro has already accomplished

these feats...on the ukulele. Yes, the ukulele. In the hands of

Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings

and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and

bold new musical force.

A Leahy Family Christmas

12.13.2012 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

“A Leahy Family Christmas” will offer audiences a peek in the

window of the musical powerhouse Leahy home with a set-list

mainly of Christmas favourites, original seasonal pieces as well

as the typical Leahy fare that audiences have come to love.

Janis Ian & Karla Bonoff

04.12.2013 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Nominated for a Grammy by the time she was 16, singer-songwriter

Janis Ian also earned a permanent place in the American

musical and cultural consciousness with “At Seventeen.” She’ll be

joined by fellow songwriter Karla Bonoff who has penned hits for

Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt.


Dwight Lenox

05.10.2013 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

From blues to ballads and jazz to swing, Dwight Lenox’s rich

tenor voice and dynamic presence have captivated audiences

around the country. His impeccable instincts and mellow sound

have been showcased alongside the likes of Freddie Hubbard,

Bobbie Humphrys, Ramsey Lewis and Herbie Mann.




Katie Armiger

10.13.2012/ 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Rarely do you hear of a young artist whose vocal ability and

talent is compared to the likes of seasoned country artists like

Sara Evans and Martina McBride, but Katie Armiger is just

that. Touring for her 3rd album, Confessions of a Nice Girl,

20-year-old Armiger is poised to take the world by storm.

The Claire Lynch Band

11.02.2012/ 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic

music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the

boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Blazing her own trail in the

mid-70’s, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front

Porch String Band and founded her own quartet is 2005.

Bobby Bare

11.16.2012/ 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Bobby Bare racked up more than 70 hits on the country charts

between 1962 and 1986 and won the Grammy for “Best

Country Recording” with his hit Detroit City. He successfully

experimented with the folk genre and has reinvigorated the

storytelling tradition in Country Music. His quick wit and funny

storytelling have imprinted his brand of Country Music permanently

on the world.

Mountain Heart

01.18.2013/ 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Widely known throughout the music industry for continually

redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, Mountain Heart

appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess

of 125 times and have shared the stage with acts ranging

from Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to

Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Levon Helm, John Fogerty

and Patty Loveless.


Pam Tillis

02.08.2013/ 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Pam Tillis has racked up 14 Top Five hits and has sold more

than 6 million records and was awarded the coveted Female

Vocalist of the Year by the CMA in 1994. A child of Music City

royalty, Pam was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.





Susan Werner

02.01.2013 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Called the empress of the unexpected by NPR, singer-songwriter

Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between

folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic

Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless

versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s talent, and has

proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical

persona. Her latest album is infused with the rustic roots of

American folk, blues and country music and features such all-star

guests as Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’ and Paul Franklin.

Ball In the House

02.21.2013 / 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men

and The Temptations, the vocal band Ball in the House brilliantly

blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop,

hip-hop & gospel. They have performed with such artists as The

Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, The Jonas Brothers, Blondie, The

Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kool

& the Gang, and numerous others. All a cappella, but a sound that

will astound and amaze you. 5 Guys, 5 Voices, that’s it!


Sherrié Austin

03.08.2013/ 7:30pm / Stem Concert Hall

Sherrié Austin’s arrangements are built around chiming acoustic

guitars, sparkling mandolins, evocative fiddle lines, and the occasional

ripple of the steel guitar. “I’m tiny, so screaming over

a wall of electric guitars isn’t comfortable,” Austin has said. “I’d

rather bring people in, draw them close and find a way to use the

dynamics of my voice.” Born in Sydney, Australia, Austin has been

entertaining people and singing country music practically from her

birth. At the age of 14, she got her “big break” by being asked to

open for Johnny Cash’s 1985 Australian tour. She has penned hits

for A-list artists like George Strait, Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins

while incorporating the influences such as Lee Ann Womack and

Tammy Wynette.

2012-13 CALENDAR

OCT 13 Katie Armiger

19 Birdland Big Band

NOV 02 The Claire Lynch Band

08 Jake Shimabukuro

16 Bobby Bare

DEC 13

JAN 18

Leahy Family Christmas

Mountain Heart

FEB 1 Susan Werner

8 Pam Tillis

21 Ball In the House

MAR 8 Sherrie Austin

APR 12 Janis Ian & Karla Bonoff

MAY 10

Dwight Lenox

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