Sarkin at MMA Feb 25 (get tickets)

An Evening with Guster and Jon Sarkin
Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:00 PM
A Spectrum Event

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Spectrum is thrilled to invite you to an evening of art and music featuring Guster, an alternative rock band, and Jon Sarkin, an American folk artist.

Ken Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge of Musical Instruments, and Carrie Rebora Barratt, associate director for collections and administration, will facilitate a conversation between Guster and Sarkin on their recent collaboration and the historic relationship between artists and musicians.

The three principal members of Guster – Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, Brian Rosenworcel – met and began playing music together in the dorms of Tufts University in the early 1990s. Over fifteen years on, the band is operating at the absolute peak of its creative powers, making the most inspired, timeless music and playing to the largest audiences of its career.

Guster’s 6th studio album Easy Wonderfulwas released in October 2010, and earned the band rave reviews with the Wall Street Journal hailing its “jangly, ebullient rock,” and USA Today insisting that Guster’s “impeccable, infectious” songs are “impossible not to feel.” The album opened at #2 on the iTunes chart and earned Guster its highest debut to date on the Billboard Top 200.

Sarkin created the album art for Guster’s latest album, Easy Wonderful, and he also created art for (and appeared in) the music video for the single “Do You Love Me.” Sarkin has a fascinating story; he was a successful chiropractor until he had a stroke at age 35 and was overcome by a desire to create art.

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