Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre present the versatile talent of Grammy winner Elvis Costello at Redding’s historic Cascade Theatre in a solo performance at 7:30pm Monday, September 24th, 2012.
The versatile British singer-songwriter was a pioneer of the punk/new wave movement before exploring other genres including jazz, bluegrass and pop standards. These days, not knowing exactly what to expect is about the only thing you can expect from Elvis Costello, except for his unmistakable voice, nerdy glasses and sardonic wit.
Elvis Costello emerged on the music scene in 1977 with his debut album My Aim is True, and quickly became a force in the music world giving us memorable songs like Alison, Radio Radio, Accidents Will Happen, Pump It Up, Oliver’s Army, (I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea and Watching the Detectives. Since then, Costello has entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint. Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Tickets range from $64 – $84, and are available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office at 1733 Market Street, by phone at (530) 243-8877 or directly through the Cascade Theatre website at www.cascadetheatre.org. The 2012-13 Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series is generously sponsored by US Bank.
-from press release