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Called “One of the most innovative songwriters working today” by the Chicago Tribune, folk singer/songwriter and Lied Center patron favorite Susan Werner will join multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkin’s Lied Center engagement on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

“Susan has long been a friend of the Lied Center and a favorite artist among our patrons,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center executive director. “Watkins and Werner are forces of nature in modern folk music. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them both perform in a single evening on the Lied stage.”

Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected,” Susan Werner’s long and successful career traverses pop, folk, blues, country, roots, jazz and gospel with grace and wit. Her music is described by the Washington Post as “impressive, funny and compassionate.” After playing to a packed Lied Center in 2012 and 2013, Werner returns to Nebraska’s Home for the Arts with an unforgettable concert of original works and captivating anecdotes.

Werner was recently featured in an NET produced documentary titled “The Land Will Outlive Us All,” which chronicles her Lied sponsored Arts Across Nebraska tour across the state with performances in Beatrice, Holdrege and North Platte. The documentary centers on Werner’s latest album, “Hayseed,” which was commissioned by the Lied Center and UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and celebrates the language, livelihood and concerns of American farmers.

Tickets for the Nov. 30performance are on sale now at the Lied box office (301 N. 12th St.), online at liedcenter.org or by phone at 402-472-4747.