posted on April 4, 2005
Clarke College and the Clarke Student Association (CSA) are pleased to announce that Tyler Hilton will be the second special guest at when the College hosts platinum-selling Gavin DeGraw at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke College campus. DeGraw will headline the show, which will include special guests Hilton and singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher. Clarke College is the only Iowa, Illinois or Wisconsin stop on the tour.
One-thousand tickets are available at a student rate of $18. Students must show a valid College or high school ID to purchase student-rate tickets. General public tickets are $23 and all seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Clarke College Whitlow Bookstore (563-588-6307) and all Dubuque CDs 4 Change locations.
Chariot, Gavin DeGraw’s 2003 platinum-selling J Records debut, introduced the world to a vital, magnetic young artist whose abundant talent and charisma were already well known to New York clubgoers. The 11-song collection is a remarkably accomplished and compelling first effort, offering the same combination of raw emotion and eloquent songcraft that originally drew hometown fans to the 28-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist’s live shows.
His hit single “I Don’t Want To Be” reached the #1 spot on the Top 40 Radio and is still storming the airwaves. His new single “Chariot” was #1 most added its first week out this month at Top 40 and Hot AC radio formats, and the video for “Chariot,” which was shot last week, was directed by Zach Braff, the director of the critically acclaimed film “Garden State” and star of NBC’s “Scrubs.”
The platinum album status is a result of DeGraw’s tireless touring and promotional schedule for over two years, maintaining and building connections with his loyal and growing fan base, and an unprecedented multi-media campaign.
DeGraw has been selling out headlining dates for over a year now, with venue size increasing consistently, presenting his intimate, emotionally intense live performance to SRO audiences, as well as on major national television shows such as Late Show With David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others.
With an appealing blend of luck, pluck and sheer musical talent, 20-year-old troubadour Tyler Hilton has launched a career that promises to take this gifted Palm Springs, California native all the way. Hilton’s song “When It Comes,” from his first major-label debut on Maverick Records, is currently taking Top 40 radio by storm. Hilton is also well known for his work on the hit WB program “One Tree Hill.”
Michael Tolcher, a gifted artist in every sense of the word, is a writer, singer, musician and performer who deftly blends unfailing melodic and organic pop sensibilities with a deep understanding of soul, R&B and urban grooves drawn from his Southern upbringing. His debut album, “I Am,” is an inspired collection of songs and melodies that muse on life, love and social consciousness.
Media requesting more information should contact Mike Cyze in the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.