Country Duo The Wreckers To Perform at Mount Union College

April 05, 2010

Country duo The Wreckers ' Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp ' will perform at Mount Union College as part of Spring Fest 2007 on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Timken Physical Education Building. The event is sponsored by the Mount Union Student Activities Council and Student Senate.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 28. Cost is $25. Mount Union community members can purchase tickets at a discounted price of $15 when they show valid Purple Plu$ Cards.

Tickets can be purchased by the general public in person at the Information Desk in the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by cash, check or Purple Plu$ Card or at the cashier's window in the Office of Business Affairs in Beeghly Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by cash, check, Purple Plu$ Card or major credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). Those wishing to purchase by telephone with a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) can call (330) 823-7288 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mount Union community members will also have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets at a table outside of the dining commons in the HPCC during dinner hours.

The Wreckers' rise to fame is one of friendship between two gifted performers. Comprised of singers Branch and Harp, The Wreckers' music is modern country at its best.

Still in her teens, Branch broke onto the music scene in 2001 with her first solo release on Maverick, The Spirit Room. Her second album, Hotel Paper, shot to number two on Billboard's Hot 200, which confirmed her staying power in the music business.

It was later that Branch realized that her musical future included Harp who was on the road with her for her tour, at times singing backup for Branch.

Harp got an offer for a music deal soon thereafter, singing the type of music she had always loved ' country ' from a record label based in Tennessee.

Before she could sign on the dotted line, Harp got a phone call from Branch asking her to take part in a duo album. When Harp agreed, the two contacted the producer of Branch's previous album, John Leventhal, who signed on immediately. Other producers leant their hands to the album as well, including John Shanks and Paul Worley.

The result of these diverse efforts is an album ' Stand Still, Look Pretty ' which reflects the common strengths and complementary differences in Branch's and Harp's music.

Opening for the duo will be Nashville, TN based band FLOREZ. This rock/pop band consists of Alex Florez on lead vocals and guitar, Erik Huffman on bass and vocals and Dusty Emerick on keyboard, banjo, harmonica and vocals. Influenced by such music icons as Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Maroon 5, FLOREZ is known for such songs like 'All's Well,' 'Natalie' and 'I Want Resolution.'

Other events for Springfest 2007 will take place on campus during the week. On Monday, April 16, the Society of Physics will present a demonstration in the HPCC from 1 to 3 p.m. Alpha Chi Omega will hold a cornhole tournament in the Quad beginning at 4:30 p.m. and later that evening, AfterHours will host laser tag in the Quad at 10 p.m. in Campus Grounds of the HPCC.

Events on Tuesday, April 17 will include a De-Stress Fest presented by CHOICES from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in the East Room of the HPCC. There will also be ultimate frisbee in the Quad from 4 to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 18, Inspirational Voices of Praise (IVOP) will hold Beat of IVOP in the dining commons from 4 to 7 p.m. and the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils will host the Mount Union Olympics in the Quad from 4 to 6 p.m.

A second cornhole tournament will be held Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Quad. In addition, the Association of International Students will host Around the World in One Day, beginning in the East Room of the HPCC and continuing throughout campus.

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