JD Souther is a musician with a gift for telling stories through song. Souther wrote or co-wrote numerous hit songs in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, including popular tunes sung by the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt. Souther will perform an intimate evening of songs and stories at the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
While JD Souther is well regarded in the music industry as a successful songwriter, he continues to gain new and younger fans every time he performs one of this standout concerts. Souther’s influences include everything from jazz, country and pop to the Great American Songbook. His most recent album, “Tenderness” (2015), embraced new sounds and styles for Souther and reflected his expertise as a songwriter.
For “A Evening with JD Souther,” the seasoned musician will play a mix of new material, popular hits and beloved favorites. This intimate, solo concert tour allows Souther to sing more songs and tell more stories, he said in an interview.
“I don’t want to bore the band to death by telling the same stories every night,” Souther said. “People keep telling me they like this [format] best, so I think I’ll stick to it for a year or so.”
Souther is an expert at both songwriting and storytelling, which keeps audiences intrigued and eager to hear more. Outside of music, Souther has also acted on TV shows such as “Thirtysomething” and “Nashville.” When “Nashville” first debuted a few years ago, Souther said he would sometimes get recognized by fans who were familiar with his music.
“Network television is just a whole other level of recognition,” Souther said. “People would ask ‘Are you the JD Souther on “Nashville”? Are you the same JD who wrote all those songs?’”
Whether you know him as a songwriter, musician, actor or are new to his extensive catalog of songs, Souther is a performer with a close relationship to his audience. “An Evening with JD Souther” will include the songs you know and love, along with the stories and insights behind each one. The VPAC is thrilled to showcase such a talented musician who enjoys making a personal connection with his fans during every concert.
Souther said he is just “tickled to death” to perform in Beaver Creek. Join the songwriter and musician for a memorable night of songs and stories at the VPAC on Tuesday, Jan. 9.