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America to bring decades of hits to the Clarion at Brazosport College

America to bring decades of hits to the Clarion at Brazosport College

Thu Sep 21, 2017

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The Clarion at Brazosport College is set to open its 2017-18 concert season on Sept. 29 with classic-rock favorite, America.

Taking the stage at 7:30 p.m., America, featuring founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will bring four decades of hits and rich harmonies to the Clarion stage.

With hits such as “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair” and “You Can Do Magic,” America has released 45 singles, including five songs that rocketed to No. 1. Through the years, America has released 17 studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation collections.

Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners have discovered there is much ore to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Beckley’s melodic pop-rock and Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with former bandmate Dan Peek’s more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics.

Their material encompasses and ambitious artistic swath, from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displays a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains.

America’s Sept. 29 show at the Clarion is sponsored by STP Corporation.

Tickets for the show are $65 for adults, $60 for seniors and Brazosport College employees, and $40 for students and children.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 or online at www.brazosport.edu/clarion.