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Acclaimed New Orleans Musician to Perform at UW

October 3, 2013
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Casper native Spencer Bohren, a singer, guitarist and storyteller based in New Orleans, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, both in the UW Education auditorium.

Casper native Spencer Bohren, well-known internationally as a New Orleans-based singer, guitarist and storyteller, will perform at the University of Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, and at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Both events, in the UW Education auditorium, are free and open to the public.

During Thursday’s event, “Bohren will tell stories about music in America with his lively sense of humor, rich singing style and wide variety of stringed instruments,” says UW Music Professor Rod Garnett. 

Bohren will perform in concert at Saturday’s program, Garnett says.  

“From stages in America to concert halls throughout Europe, listeners continue to be charmed by the openness and honesty of Bohren’s music and personality,” according to a review. “Bohren’s music resonates with the ambience of the rivers, roads and bayous of the American South. He animates the musicians and singers of the past with both respectful readings from their music and stories.”

“I love the freedom of being a soloist, mostly because I can do whatever comes into my mind,” Bohren said in an interview. “I’ve never had a set list.”

“From gently opinionated topical songs to energetic highway tunes to disarmingly beautiful ballads, Spencer presents a wide range of music, punctuated by superlative guitar playing and using an ever-changing assortment of vintage guitars, lapsteels and banjos,” a reviewer wrote. “The atmosphere of his New Orleans home influences each performance.”

Both events are sponsored by the UW Department of Music. For more information, contact Garnett at (307) 760-6862 or email

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