Friday, July 24, 2015

REOCK & ROLL AND ERNIE WHITE @ MCCC KELSEY THEATRE AUGUST 1 & 2

Ernie_WhiteReock & Roll Revue and Ernie White’s Coming of Age Album Debut

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: 
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor
TICKETS: $25 for all.
Free parking is available next to the theater. 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. 
For a listing of upcoming events at Kelsey Theatre, including the 2015-16 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office.

The concert, A Life in Music—Then and Now, will feature music from the 40-year career of famed Trenton songwriter-guitarist Ernie White. The show will include special appearances by numerous performers, including White himself, who will debut his 2015 Coming of Age album in its entirety. This is his first album of all new material in many years.

According to White, Coming of Age is a concept album that focuses on life's big moments: from childhood to the first kiss, the first car and the first child to the first break-up, the loss of one’s innocence to war, and the trials of this world. “Yet always dreaming of a better future, Coming of Age is a musical journey through life. I hope you enjoy the ride,” White says.

White’s own musical journey extends from his home town of Trenton to the world stage. He was signed to Casablanca Records in the early 80’s as a member of the performance troupe Sam and the Band, and, in the late 80’s, to RCA Records with heavy metal favorite Aviator. White has released four solo CDs and has played throughout North and South America. He has also written music for network television.

In recent years, White has been a mainstay of the Trenton music scene, donating much of his time to charity events such as his annual Christmas Show, which has raised more than $150,000 for local charities. He has also been a teacher and mentor to many young guitarists throughout the region.