The Clark Center for the Performing Arts opens their 2012-2013 Season with the world-famous, Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer, Rodney Crowell on September 21, 2012 at 8:00pm.

Rodney Crowell is the most critically-acclaimed artist in Country Music. His live show is not to be missed due to his incredible voice, song writing skill and dynamic performance.

Born in Texas, his songwriting led him to Nashville where Emmylou Harris heard the young writer’s songs. Crowell soon became a potent property in the sound the queen of hippie country was conjuring. As part of Emmylou Harris’ original Hot Band, Crowell’s musical pedigree is unquestionable, at one time even earning him the right to remake Johnny Cash’s singular “I Walk the Line” with Cash himself singing Rodney’s reworked melody.

It was only a matter of time until Crowell struck out on his own, producing Rosanne Cash’s seminal Seven Year Ache and providing hits for Bob Seger, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Waylon Jennings and Crystal Gayle, among others.

In 1988, Crowell bounded onto the music landscape with his Top 40 crossover album Diamonds and Dirt, which produced an astonishing five number one singles and a Grammy Award for the single “After All This Time.”

Crowell’s albums are a perfect mixture of what is known as the “new traditionalist” movement in country music and are described as Ray Price and Hank Williams meets The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Elvis.

Tickets for Rodney Crowell are $38-$44 and are going fast! Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande. Clark Center Association members may receive a discount for shows presented by the Association.

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