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J Shogren to Perform Free Concert at UW Simpson Plaza

July 14, 2011

Wyoming Americana musician J Shogren and his band will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

Shogren's adventures have taken him from days as a trapper to a professor. Now an economics professor in UW's College of Business, he has served as the King of Sweden's special professor on environmental science and was also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that in 2007 shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Shogren's world travels have influenced his music with swing, a bayou sound and what's been recently called "weird old America."

"Quite entertaining, shamelessly going from blues to polka while passing through folk and good old rock'n'roll," says Jean-Jacques Corrio from Le Cri Du Coyote Magazine.

"Blending more styles than we can list here Shogren somehow ties it all together for his own unique sound. Thoughtful and larger than life songs set to a hard acoustic background make for some exciting listening. At the end of the day though it's Americana at its best," says Village Records.

For more information and music visit www.jshogren.com.

The concert series is sponsored by the Campus Activities Center Summer Programs. Individuals needing assistance to attend this event can contact the CAC at 766-6340.

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Wyoming Americana musician J Shogren and his band will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza (jshogren.com.)


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