Northern Illinois Universitys Campus Activities Board continues its fall semester lineup with singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.
Mraz has been influenced by such musical talents as Bell and Sebastian, Beck, Bjork, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, and Dave Matthews. He has an eclectic sound that has been compared to Jack Johnson and John Mayer and has shared venues with Bob Dylan, Paula Cole, Jewel and David Gray.
The Remedy (I Wont Worry), Jasons first single from Waiting for My Rocket to Come, spent 25 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 15. Mraz has released two live albums, Sold Out (In Stereo) and Live CD and an EP titled The E Minor EP in F.
Opening for Jason Mraz will be San Diego, Calif., native Tristan Prettyman, whose confessional lyrics and percussive acoustic guitar-playing evoke a marriage of Ani DiFranco and Jack Johnson. She released her seven-song EP titled The Love of EP in August and has seen stellar air play. Prettyman opened for John Mellencamp and, more recently, joined Mraz for the rest of his tour.
Tickets are on sale at the Holmes Student Center Box Office or charge by phone at (815) 753-3146. Prices are $15 for NIU students and $18 for the general public. Information: www.niu.edu/cab.