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Jonny Lang to Perform May 18 at The Pullo Center

Johnny Lang
Jonny Lang is set to perform May 18 at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York.
2/7/2012 —

Grammy award-winner Jonny Lang takes to the stage at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $52 and $39 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. Pullo Center members can order now. Penn State York students can purchase one ticket at the special price of $32 or $19. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center Box Office, charge by phone at 717-505-8900, or at The Pullo Center website.

A professional musician since age 12, Lang rocketed from his hometown of Fargo, N.D., to international renown in his mid-teens. While kids his age were still playing high school gigs, he was touring with giants like the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith, trading licks with mentors like B. B. King and Buddy Guy, and being lauded by “U.S. News and World Report” for having “the voice of a grizzled blues veteran...and guitar skills to match.”

The Grammy-winning, former prodigy instrumentalist, who topped “Billboard” magazine’s new artist chart with his first album at age 15, stands now as a mature creative force, made more sensitive, yet also toughened by life’s adventures. He’s learned what it means to rise above hard times and to find meaning where chaos seemed to rule.

Lang’s new album, “Turn Around,” proves that unlike many one-time wonder kid performers, Lang has grown to exceed the expectations that heralded his ascendance. Produced by Ron Fair (Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Counting Crows), energized through collaboration with songwriter/performers Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders, anchored and elevated by former Prince NPG rhythm dynamo Michael Bland, “Turn Around” is Lang’s fifth album – but it’s also the first of what will become his most moving and enduring works.

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