The Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Cornerstone Center for the Arts present Jennie DeVoe in a live benefit concert! Jennie’s heartfelt lyrics and enchanted voice paired with MSO’s finest musicians make it a spectacular event that is worth a trip from near and far to witness greatness.
Event: Back Home with Jennie DeVoe and the MSO
Date: November 10th, 2012
Time: 6:45pm reception, 8pm concert
Location: Cornerstone Center For the Arts,
520 East Main Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Single Ticket Price:
$15- general seating zone 3 (mid to rear balcony)
$25 – general seating zone 2 (main floor rear/front balcony)
$75 -VIP ticket, includes reserved seating zone 1(main floor front) and pre-concert reception with hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer. ($40 out of your $75 ticket price will be tax deductible)
Purchase online here. Online ticket sales will close at noon on November 10. After that the tickets will be available at the door.
Raffle items include Munson Motors basket, restaurant basket, adult beverage basket, Willowbrook basket, Ashcraft jewelry, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino package and a special Jennie DeVoe CDs package. Raffle tickets are $2 for 1, $5 for 3 or $20 for an arm length.
View of the venue:
8pm- concert at E.B. Ball Auditorium
6:45pm- pre-concert reception at Great Room
Parking is available at 2 Cornerstone parking lots, Meeks Mortuary parking lot, and Cintas parking lot as well as street parking in the area.
For tickets call
Emens | 285.1539, MSO | 285.5531
Purchase online at Tix
Mrs Phyllis C. Shafer
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Since forming her own record label, Rubin the Cat Music, in 1998, DeVoe has released four studio albums, two live CDs a limited studio cd called Blue Sky Radio Hour and one DVD entitled Fifth & Main that was video-taped at the Muncie Civic Theater in 7.1 surround sound. As one would hope, each release has garnered DeVoe more national acclaim and continues to secure her standing as one of the Mid-West’s most highly regarded singer songwriters. The fiercely independent singer/songwriter has long resisted overtures from big-name record labels and continues to make her music on her own terms.
But with 2009’s critically-acclaimed, Strange Sunshine, Sony RED came knocking, and DeVoe signed a distribution deal that would take her music to new ears all over the country. To record the album, DeVoe and her band traveled all the way to Bath, England in order to work with renowned producer John Parish, best known for his work with Tracey Chapman, PJ Harvey and The Eels. This was their second record together, following 2004’s Fireworks & Karate Supplies, and the two are an awesome fit, delivering a work of art that’s fresh, edgy and a raw throwback to the soul records that Otis & Aretha used to make- yet definitively and uniquely conjuring her own style and sound.
Attracting fans of all ages, the Indianapolis-based DeVoe is at her best in front of a listening audience, never failing to mesmerize and captivate with her talent, humor and personality. Her live shows are, to quote Ann Arbor, MI deejay, John Bommarito simply “Magic.” No matter the venue, DeVoe makes you feel like you’re in your living room with old friends – until she knocks you flat with her amazing voice, and you forget where you are entirely. Jennie DeVoe is the kind of singer who makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. To watch her work is to fall in love with someone who is in love with what they do. Says Klipsch Audio, “Jennie DeVoe never fails to deliver intense, deeply personal songs that draw you into her impassioned world. One part power with two parts raw emotion. Jennie is the perfect blend of spirit, style and originality.”
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• Jennie DeVoe can be heard on Triple A (and other) radio stations throughout the U.S.
• Her song, How I Feel, was a 1st place winner of Billboard Magazine’s World Song Contest (Best Pop Song, 2004), just one of many of her “Best Of ” honors.
• Corona Beer licensed her song, Red Hot Sun for a 2002 radio campaign. • Her songs have been licensed to several well-known television shows, including Dawson’s Creek,and Joan of Arcadia.
• Jennie was among a handful of artists, including Jonny Lang, Henry Rollins, Bo Diddley and Billy Bob Thornton, to be featured in national print ads for Klipsch Audio.
• She’s performed all over the country, including Lillith Fair, and Texas’ Wildflower Festival, and she’s shared stages for
greats like Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Lucinda Williams, Jack Johnson, Ray Charles, and many more. DeVoe is a sought after Voice-Over Talent. Some of her notable clients include Meijer Stores and Simon Malls.
• Jennie’s unreleased song, Blue Sky Big Sun, as well as an alternate version of her song, Map of the World, were chosen as the centerpiece of an ad campaign by jewelers across the USA, and as the theme for the Indiana Tourism Board’s 2011 campaign. As a result, her fan-base has increased exponentially, and the jewelry ads have been such a hit that she’ll continue to be the voice of the campaign into 2012.
• Over the summer, Jennie teamed up with NASCAR champ Tony Stewart and his foundation to benefit animal charities, culminating in Jennie’s concert at Mallow Run Winery.
• Her song, Give A Little Love, was given to the weekly nationally-syndicated program, Pet Pals TV for use as their theme song. Rounding out the year, Jennie was invited to adapt her original songs for a sold-out concert with the 40-piece Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, a program that she has been asked to repeat in several other cities.
There’s a reason the title of this concert is entitle Back Home with the MSO and Jennie DeVoe. Although, Jennie calls Indianapolis “home” she was born and raised in Muncie, IN. She attended Muncie Central and then Ball State University. She credits her hometown with many of her unique perspectives reflected in her music and lyrical content. Her family still lives in Muncie and Muncie will always be a part of who she is as an artist and a person.
Early influences include her Mom, Judy McCoy as youth choir director at her church and her Dad’s love of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Glen Miller. If you listen closely, elements of the early influences can still be heard in the music she writes today. Jennie consistently seeks out new influences in new music and old undiscovered gems as she continues to write and fall in love with all kinds of music over and over again.
Jennie’s other love is for animals. All animals. She and her band help raise over $50,000 every year through benefits and appearances to help give a voice to the animals of the world.
With 2013 right around the corner, Jennie is preparing to return to England to record her fifth studio album. With her Midwest meets UK sound, it promises to be her best yet. For more information on Jennie and all of her cd and concert touring, visit jenniedevoe.com
Jennie DeVoe Band Members
Jennie has had a long musical relationship with her band that is accompanying her this evening. They have flown to England with her, recorded on all of her cds and have been her long-time stage partners and dear friends for over thirteen years. On electric and acoustic guitars is Brett Lodde. Brett is also one of Jennie’s favorite collaborators in her music. John Wittmann is playing drum kit and percussion and also works for Yamaha. Bill Ritter is Jennie’s bass guitar player and is the newest member of her band. Greg McGuirk is Jennie’s keyboard and piano player. You can also read more on Greg in this evenings program as this evening’s arranger and conductor.
Listen to a sample of music
Born in Texas and growing up part-time in Switzerland and England, by age 16 Greg was already studying the use of color as a keyboardist. Influenced by piano rockers like Ian Stewart, Nicky Hopkins, Rick Wakeman and Tony Banks from bands like Rolling Stones, Genesis,Yes and Pink Floyd, Greg began crafting his own style using various keyboards and synthesizers to become an accomplished “musical colorist”.
When Greg began working with Jennie DeVoe in the mid-90′s, he was immediately attracted to her voice and the new challenges her music presented to him. Embracing Jennie’s mantra of “playing the song, not the instrument” Greg reinvented his approach to keyboards, moving his role to the rhythm section while maintaining his role as “musical colorist”. Last year Jennie approached Greg to help create a unique musical experience of Jennie’s original songs with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. This year jennie asked Greg to conduct the MSO and arrange even more of her songs to be performed with the MSO along with her band. Greg will also be debuting his conducting skills at this evenings concert.
Both Jennie and Greg hope the evening proves to be a once in a lifetime musical experience for both the audience and the performers.
Greg is a composer & recording engineer for Bennett Innovations, a studio in Indianapolis. His accomplishments include original scores for Rolls-Royce, RCA, the Pacers and Purdue Athletics. Greg has earned awards that include a Telly, Silver Microphone and Communicator and a “Best In Show” Addy. He has also been featured in Keyboard Magazine’s Discoveries section. During the Super Bowl Greg was asked to write the Colts Super Bowl anthem “Blue Sunday” which has almost 100,000 downloads.
Greg and his wife Linda have been married 25 years. They have two kids in college; one is a Music Ed major at TCU, the other is a Sports Administration major at Ball State. Greg is also very involved in his church and serves as Music Director.