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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Susan Werner With special guest Trina Hamlin, March 22, 2013 at 7:00 and 10:00 PM in the new Lied Commons. Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Street in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $9.50 for youth.

Multifaceted singer songwriter Susan Werner presents a unique blend of folk, blues, gospel and jazz and is considered one of the defining artists of modern folk music. Susan has recorded seven albums, starting in the early 90s when her sound had a folk, acoustic nature that reflected her creative surroundings. Her later albums showed her range of talent as she branched out into a jazz and gospel sound with the accompaniment of her band. In 2010, famed pop singer Tom Jones recorded her song “Did Trouble Me”, which appeared on his album Praise and Blame.

Susan is joined onstage by Trina Hamlin, another Midwestern voice delivering raw passion and rich, powerful sound. Regarded as one of the best harmonica players around, she has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Charlie Musslewhite, John Hiatt, and Ricki Lee Jones.

The Chicago Tribune describes Susan Werner as “… a triply blessed artist who sings adroitly, plays the piano smartly and, best of all, writes songs of genuine distinction and high craft.” Susan Werner is a gifted performer who should not be missed when she brings her compelling music and lyrics to the main stage.

A pre-show talk is scheduled one half hour before the performance. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied event is sponsored by Meiers Cork n’ Bottle and patron friend sponsors Wayne and Jeani Gill. The Lied Center’s 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org.