Dan Tyminski, John Oates perform in Morgantown
MORGANTOWN – Mountain Stage will put on a show 7 p.m. Sunday at the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University that will include performances by John Oates of Hall & Oates, Dan Tyminski, Lilly Hiatt, Danny Barnes and Bil Lepp.
Part of the University Arts Series, tickets start at $27 and are on sale at the Mountainlair and art center box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 800-745-3000. Tickets are $10 for WVU students.
The series is produced by WVU Arts and Entertainment and presented by University Toyota. Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is taped and broadcast on more than 200 National Public Radio stations across America.
Hall & Oates has 10 No. 1 records, more than 20 Top 40 hits, including “Maneater,” “Kiss On My List” and “Private Eyes.”
Since embarking on a solo career in 1999, Oates has recorded five solo albums. His latest, “Arkansas,” is due for release next year.
“This is the record I have always wanted to make. With the band to bring it to life,” Oates of “Arkansas.” “After all these years I feel I’ve finally been able to capture the sound that’s been in my head.”
Tyminski is a 14-time Grammy Award-winner and one of the premier vocalists in modern acoustic music. He is a 25-year member of Alison Krauss’ band Union Station and the singing voice of George Clooney’s character in the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Hiatt is a fixture of Nashville’s indie scene with a knack for rootsy sounds and smart, unpretentious songs. Hiatt is the daughter of John Hiatt, one of America’s leading songwriters.
Barnes is a banjo-playing innovator. Steve Martin, also a banjo virtuoso, presented Barnes with the 2015 Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015.
Lepp is a storyteller, author and recording artist whose works have received awards and recognition from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the National Parenting Publications Association and the Public Library Association. He is a five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.