Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Welcome Elvis Costello This March
Tickets are $69 and $85 and available through Wells Fargo Center for the Arts online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600, or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, noon to 6 pm).
Performing with guitar and piano in front of a giant television set on which are projected family photos, mysteries, mottos and other mischief, Costello sings his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow in a way that is both intimate and vividly emotional. The show turns in a moment from gravity to humor, the singer pauses only to tell tales about his songs.
This tour is Costello's first since the release of his best-selling memoir "Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink" (Blue Rider Press/Penguin Random House).
Opening for Elvis Costello is Larkin Poe, an Atlanta-based Roots Rock'n'Roll duo, comprised of Rebecca and Megan Lovell. "We have a very colorful family history," explains lead singer/guitarist Rebecca, referencing the sisters' familial connection to tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe: "There have been a lot of creative, hotheaded, mentally unstable branches in our family tree. Growing up in the midst of their crazy stories has definitely shaded our perception of normal. As artists, I think some of those eccentricities, passed down from generation to generation, have been even further exaggerated in us!"
Megan, who contributes lapsteel to the lineup, further explains: "As sisters, we wanted to pick a band name that had familial significance, so we decided pay tribute to our ancestors by taking on the name of our great-great-great-grandfather, Larkin Poe."
Tickets for Elvis Costello are $69 and $85 and are available through Wells Fargo Center for the Arts online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600, or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, noon to 6 pm).
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California's top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 100 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 30,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission - to enrich, educate, and entertain.