By Capitol Arts, Press Release,
Wednesday, August 24th 2011 7:00 AM CST
The Capitol Arts Alliance is pleased to welcome Kentucky native Jonell Mosser home to the Capitol Arts Theatre on September 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. to share her genuine, soulful sound as she celebrates the release of her fifth solo album, Fortunes Lost, Fortunes Told.
Jonell started singing at a young age in her childhood home of Louisville, brought up with her mother’s love of jazz and big band. She attended Western Kentucky University, but dropped out to pursue her musical career. She was in the Ken Smith Band and a couple of all-female acts before meeting first husband John Cowan, lead singer of the New Grass Revival, and moving to Nashville.
She worked closely with Bonnie Raitt producer Don Was and cut a record including a version of the Supremes’ “Stop in the Name of Love,” which landed on the soundtrack for the 1998 film “Hope Floats”, starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr. She has since kept busy with side projects including the band Kentucky Thunder and being one of the Freedom Singers, as well as continuing to release solo albums, each conveying her strength and sophistication as a vocalist.
Jonell has a powerful voice and has been compared to Janis Joplin while still conveying the finesse of folk, jazz and Southern soul. She has been asked to sing backup vocals for such artists as B.B. King, Trisha Yearwood, Etta James, Wynona, Vince Gill, and Waylon Jennings, yet she remains one of the industry’s best-kept secrets as a solo artist. The Capitol Arts Alliance is excited to welcome Jonell back to Bowling Green and to showcase her fabulous talent.
Jonell Mosser – September 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm at the Capitol Arts Theatre.
Tickets go on sale August 24 at 10:00 am and are $15.00 each (plus additional $3-5 ticketing fees). Tickets can be purchased at the Capitol box office, or by calling 270-782-2787, or online at www.capitolarts.com.
This promises to be an incredible night full of fantastic live music as Jonell Mosser comes home to Bowling Green and the stage of the Capitol.