Poway OnStage proudly kicks off its 2016-2017 season with soulful American Idol breakout talent, Crystal Bowersox, along with local performers Eve Selis and Marc Twang, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Opening night promises a profusion of authentic blues, country, folk and rock from this dynamic trio of musicians.
Crystal Bowersox captivated millions of American viewers in 2009 with her refreshingly authentic singing and songwriting. Her soulful performances reflect her admiration for artists Melissa Etheridge, Janis Joplin, and Sista Otis. Audiences voted her “American Idol ‘s” Season Nine runner-up. More accolades poured in, as did appearances alongside Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, Alanis Morrisette, BB King, and more. Rolling Stone praises Bowersox as “The best female singer-songwriter to grace the “American Idol”stage to date.” The Washington Post describes her as “Bluesy and soulful, with a voice incapable of artifice.” “She has a keen, finely honed pop instinct all her own” says The New York Times. Bowersox’s ability to straddle musical genres was summed up by The Chicago Tribune who said, “ Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country. . .her best moments are. . .subtle, with a touch of twang and fragility.”
Eve Selis is a perennial local favorite who tours nationally and internationally. Dubbed the “Queen of Roadhouse Rock,” Selis has shared center stage with Crosby Stills & Nash and the Doobie Brothers. Selis has played major venues such as Abbey Road Studios in London, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, and the Routes du Rock Festival in Toulouse, France.
Guitarist Marc “Twang” Intravaia has performed with Kenny Loggins, America, BJ Thomas, Kim Carnes, Suzy Boggus, and other famous musicians. Twang has been a popular San Diego guitar teacher for many years to both adults and children. He and Selis wrote their first song together in 1991 after a 17-hour flight to Europe for a Department of Defense military tour. Their collaboration continues a quarter of a century later. They bring a fresh contemporary take on the California sound of the 1970s, with a rollicking blend of pop, rock and country.
Both Selis and Twang are multi-year San Diego Music Award winners.
At $24-$49, tickets for Crystal Bowersox with Special Guests are on sale now at www.powayonstage.org and the box office at (858) 748-0505. The 800-seat Center is located at 15498 Espola Rd. at the corner of Titan Way in Poway.