Enjoy An Evening With The Celtic Tenors

The Celtic Tenors – three tenors, one voice.

The charismatic, globe trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland.  They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously.  It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun.
With over a million CDs sold world wide, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique.  The skill, range and ability of world class tenors, combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers.
With The Celtic Tenors, you will get more than a performance from world class artists, you will enjoy an evening to savor, with a sparkling good humored performance.  Despite their success, they love what they do and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Three unique solo voices, but One Tenor Sound!

How Well Do You Know These Chicks With Hits?

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The Clayton Center hosts Chicks With Hits — which is getting very close to becoming chicks with a sellout in Clayton —on Thursday, October 19 at 8 PM. (Buy tickets here) We all know the biggest hits produced by Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss. But how much more do you know about them? Read on for more info about their illustrious careers….

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark is a three-time JUNO Award winner and eight-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year and she has taken home the Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She still holds the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Terri has sold more than 4 million albums worldwide and has made her mark on radio with 13 Top Ten singles – hits that include “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” Terri is host of Country Gold, a four-hour Classic Country radio show that airs on more than 100 stations across the US and Canada. In 2016 Terri brought her critically acclaimed “Back to My Roots Solo Acoustic Tour” to Canada. The 40-city tour traversed Canada from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia and showcased Terri’s hit songs in an intimate acoustic setting with stories and laughs along the way. Terri isn’t slowing down in 2017 — she’ll continue to tour in the US and Canada with her full band and solo shows.

As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Pam has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With six number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier.  With more than 30 singles charting on U.S. Billboard charts and selling more than 7 million copies of her studio albums, Pam’s critical acclaim has not diminished.  Sony Records “It’s All Relative” (a tribute to Mel Tillis) was USA Today’s #4 Country Album of the Year and most recently Pam has released three albums from her own record label Stellar Cat Records landing her a #1 on the European ECMA Chart. Pam is a 15-time CMA nominee and two-time winner, a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee.  Most recently, a two time IBMA nominee and one time winner. As a songwriter, Pam’s songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101.  She is currently a reoccurring guest on the TV show “Nashville,” performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry.   Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career.

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s, Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Letting Go,” and “Drive South”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at #4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster,” and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, “American Folk Songbook.” In 2014 she released “Lucky,” a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, “Aces Redux,” is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature sparkling vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning.

 

Join Chicks With Hits For An Acoustic Guitar Pull

Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss sit down in Clayton for a good, old-fashioned acoustic guitar pull at The Clayton Center on Thursday, October 19, at 8 PM. The Chicks With Hits bring us their best-loved songs from their legendary careers.

You might be asking, “What’s a guitar pull?” The guitar pull is a southern tradition where a small group of musicians sits around and takes turns playing songs on a guitar. The “pull” part comes from the assumption that there was only one guitar among the group, so one may have to “pull” it away from another musician to get a turn.

It’s not likely that these Nashville stars will be pulling guitars from one another, but they will be pulling out all the stops to bring us an entertaining and memorable show. We expect tickets for this show to sell quickly, so get yours early. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, September 6, at 10 AM.

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SHOW ONLY Tickets Added For Shana Tucker This Thursday

Shana Tucker is so popular that we are adding a Show-Only ticket for her performance here at The Clayton Center this Thursday, August 24, at 7:30 PM.

Limited tickets for our season kick-off party sold out on Friday. So, we are adding a Show Only ticket — because we want everyone experience Shana’s awesome talent.

The Show Only tickets can be purchased online or through the Box Office at 919-553-1737. These tickets are available for Will Call only, and can be picked up only at the Box Office beginning at 7 PM Thursday. So come on out and join us for some great music by Shana Tucker this Thursday.

Shana Tucker Stars In Our Season Kick-off Show

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Join us on Thursday, August 24, for a kick-off party, starring Shana Tucker, to preview the 15th anniversary Palladian Series.

The price is right! For just $10 per ticket, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) in the Council Chambers before the show, and then head to the auditorium for a performance by the incomparable and irresistible Shana Tucker.

The Durham Herald-Sun calls Shana, “An absolute stunner,” and says, “Her original gumbo of jazz, folk and R&B evokes the spirit of Bill Withers and Esperanza Spalding.”

Shana’s style and sound are influenced by her jazz and classical roots, which she deftly weaves with the pop music, movie soundtracks and world music of the 80s and 90s.

Having opened for internationally acclaimed artists, including Norah Jones, Lisa Fischer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Javon Jackson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Indigo Girls, Shana’s vocals and cello are featured on several studio and live recording projects by both independent and signed label artists and producers.

For the past 5 years, Shana has balanced her theatre, club and festival performances with her role as featured cellist/vocalist in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2017 she returned to her full-time touring and recording schedule. She has new collaborations in the offing, and is working to complete her sophomore recording project, set for release before the end of the year.

The season kick-off reception will be held from 6-7:15 PM. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Seating for this event will be limited (only 300 seats are available), so purchase your tickets early!