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Giveaway: Win a Pair of Tickets to Janis Ian and Tom Paxton

July 27, 2012

It’s another sweltering Friday, but the heat won’t stop me from giving away another fabulous prize!

Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to Janis Ian & Tom Paxton, coming Oct. 16 to McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square.

Janis Ian burst onto the scene at age 15 with her controversial saga of interracial love, Society’s Child. In the 1970s her song, “Jesse”, became a pop standard after Roberta Flack topped the charts with it. “Stars”, possibly the best song ever written about the life of a performer, recorded by artists as diverse as Mel Torme and Cher; and the worldwide hit “At Seventeen”, a song that brought her five Grammy nominations (the most any solo female artist had ever garnered) in 1975.

Janis Ian is a formidable talent, a force of nature. Ella Fitzgerald called her “The best young singer in America”. Reviewers have called her live performances “overwhelming to the spirit and soul”, and “drenched with such passion, the audience feels they’ve been swept up in a hurricane.”

He was her mentor when she was 13. Now, folk singing stalwart Tom Paxton, 73, and 1970s pop star Janis Ian, 60, are touring together as a duo.

Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60’s Greenwich Village scene. His early success in Greenwich Village coffeehouses, such as The Gaslight and The Bitter End, led to an ever-increasing circle of work.

Paxton’s songbook includes such modern standards as “The Last Thing On My Mind,” “Ramblin’ Boy,” “Bottle of Wine,” “Goin’ To The Zoo,” “Whose Garden Was This?” and more. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Willie Nelson, Placido Domingo, Gram Parsons,The Pogues and Simon & Garfunkel.

  • How do you enter?  Answer the following question:  Janis Ian burst onto the scene at what age with her controversial saga of interracial love, Society’s Child?  The answer can be found above.  Email your answer to marketing2@ncbpac.org by Wednesday, Aug. 1, at noon.  I will randomly select a winner from all those with the correct answer.

Today’s prize is a night you’ll remember with two powerful songwriters on one stage!

Don’t miss Janis Ian & Tom Paxton when they perform together Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 PM, in McGlohon Theater at Spirit SquareCLICK HERE for more information on Janis Ian & Tom Paxton.

One Comment
  1. July 27, 2012 5:18 pm

    At ave 15

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