Samuel Western, author of Pushed off the Mountain, Sold Down the River, will lead two evening presentations to explore how we in Wyoming can build a dynamic future that honors our past. Special guests participating in the discussions will include Laramie Mayor Andi Summerville and University of Wyoming law students Casey Terrell and Allison Connell, among others. The interactive presentations will take place at the Berry Center Auditorium on the UW campus in Laramie at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, and Thursday, April 5, followed by receptions. The events are free and open to the public.
In his writing and teaching for Sheridan College and UW, Western has long explored questions about Wyoming’s economy, culture, and policies. He shares real stories about the inner workings of Wyoming communities to engage students, readers, and audiences in deep thinking about how our state functions for its people. In this 2018 “New Wyoming Narratives” series, he will again ask audience members to listen closely, think hard, and share their own perspectives.
“Legislative action can only go so far,” Western says. “It’s fundamentally up to us to chart the course. But do we have the capacity to do so? If so, how do we put that capacity into action?”
The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, housed at the University of Wyoming, is sponsoring the discussions.
Independent artist and Centennial Wyoming based soulful songwriter Timothy John is thrilled to announce the release of his debut album, “Hand of Help,” available on April 21, 2018.
The official album release concert is free and open to the public and will feature a special performance from Fort Collins, Colorado based rock/soul/blues/funk trio The Symbols (https://www.thesymbols.net), who recently returned in January 2018 as semi-finalists from the 34th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The album release concert will take place on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 8pm at The Beartree Tavern and Cafe in Centennial, Wyoming at the base of the Snowy Range Mountains. Come early for dinner or to play in the mountains and stay late to celebrate and be a part of a special one-of-a-kind show you don’t want to miss.
“Hand of Help” showcases eleven acoustic songs written over the course of fifteen years ranging from the light-hearted rocking single “The Peanut Song” through the melodic ballad “Stand and Fight” to the romantic “If Love Has A Reason.”
Visit Tim’s website www.musicbytimothyjohn.com or RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/146902062666150 for more information and hope you can be there to celebrate with us. It will be a fun evening of music on the mountainside.
“Timothy John is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter whose songs invoke the joy and melancholy of how to feels to be in love. His charisma comes from his experiences traveling the world, and those moments where you experience something invisible, unspoken – God. Through many different images he tells his experiences with love and God. The perfect album of ballads to put on on a quiet day reading, Timothy John is like a modern day Joni Mitchell or an acoustic ballad-focused Jeff Healey. He’s certainly special” – MER SAL, Lead vocalist and bassist for The Symbols
“Hand of Help” will be available to stream and purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, and CD Baby.
Please visit Tim’s website www.musicbytimothyjohn.com for more information.