November 17, 2018
4 Star Concert Hall
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP -MEZZANINE: $20.00
TICKET SALE DATES
GA / VIP -MEZZANINE Public Onsale: October 30, 2018 12:33 PM to November 17, 2018 12:00 AM
Jordi Baizan opening
Minton Sparks is a wildly original spoken word artist and will be accompanied on guitar by John Jackson.
“Imagine, if you will, Flannery O'Connor and the ghost of Hank Williams having an affair that results in the birth of an illegitimate child . . . . I have seen Minton Sparks. And if she’s not the ghost child of the woman who wrote Wise Blood and the man who sang ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,’ then cotton doesn’t grow in a cotton field.” Rocker, Marshall Chapman
Fusing music, poetry, and her intoxicating gift for storytelling, wildly original spoken-word artist Minton Sparks continues to be in a category all her own. “Minton Sparks brings to the listener everything Southern from the sticky humid distress of pop-up thunder bumpers to the heartsick aftermath of love lost, gone wrong, starved, stuck, gossiped about to death, or otherwise misplaced.” Randy Moomaw
Minton Sparks travels extensively, performing at various universities, clubs, and music, poetry, and storytelling festivals to share her unique brand of performance poetry and creative writing workshops with audiences nationwide. This past year, Sparks appeared at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series alongside Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash and was a featured performer at the Jonesborough International Storytelling Festival.
Additionally, she has performed at The Belfast Songwriting Festival in Ireland, the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, and the Bowery Poetry Club, where she opened for Ben Folds. She also received rave reviews in Santa Barbara, California at the Trinity Backstage Songwriter Series. She has performed as an opening act for artists like Nancy Griffith and the renowned John Prine.
Sparks’ unique brand of poetry and music has been showcased nationally on NPR's “All Things Considered” and internationally on the BBC's “Bob Harris Show” and the syndicated “Woodsongs' Old Time Radio Hour.”
Jordi Baizan is a first generation American and native Texan songwriter.
He is multicultural, born in Houston to Spanish and Cuban parents, and married to Carmen who hails from Mexico. Jordi is also a multi-tasker, writing songs and managing his flourishing music career in the same home-office where he runs his small business, which helped he and Carmen raise their two girls and two boys. Now that the kids are away at college and beyond, the empty nest at home has provided Jordi the opportunity to take his music on the road. In May of 2017, he released his first record as a solo artist. This record is appropriately named Like the First Time, and some of the songs on it have enabled Jordi to be recognized by two prestigious Texas songwriting competitions, the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition (Regional Ballad Tree performer) and the Songwriter Serenade Competition (Semifinalist). With the support of dedicated fans, Jordi is taking to the road to humbly bring to each listener a sense of joy, adventure, gratitude, and respect for our common humanity.