posted September 8, 2008

Denison Witmer to Perform on Sept. 20

Denison Witmer will be performing with special guests Ordinary Neighbors in the DeWitt Center studio theatre at HopeCollege on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.

Denison Witmer lives and records in Philadelphia, Pa.  He has been recording and performing for almost a decade since being discovered by Don Peris, producer and guitarist for Innocence Mission.  His music is often likened to 1970s singers/songwriters such as Cat Stevens and Nick Drake.

Denison's shows are known for being intimate and beautiful.  "College Music Journal" described him by saying, "[His] gentle guitar and soothing voice are deceptively powerful, enough to put even the most jaded indie rockers in touch with their inner James Taylor."

Ordinary Neighbors consists of husband-and-wife songwriters Josh Banner and Susanna Childress.  The project began as they wrote songs together during their long-distance engagement in 2004 and 2005.  Their music drifts between and seeks to justify their influences in both folk music and electronica.

Tickets for the concert are available at the Hope College Ticket Office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, and cost $5 for the Hope community and $10 for members of the general public. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  The studio theatre is on the ground level of the DeWitt Center, which is located at 141 E. 12th St., facing Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. the night of the concert.