Converse College will present the music of Better Than Ezra and Ingram Hill on Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 pm in Twichell Auditorium. The event is targeted to college students from throughout the region, and is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased through the Twichell Box Office at (864) 596-9725.
Founded in New Orleans in 1987 while original members were attending college at Louisiana State University, Better Than Ezra burst upon the national music scene in 1993 with their debut album “Deluxe.” That same year, the single "Good" became a major pop hit, reaching the #1 position on the Billboard chart. Subsequent album releases included "Friction, Baby" (1996), "How Does Your Garden Grow?" (1998), "Closer" (2001), a greatest hits collection (2005), and an album entitled "Before the Robots" (2005).
Unlike many of their contemporaries who enjoyed their period of greatest chart success in the time following their debut major-label release, Better Than Ezra has managed to avoid dropping off of the musical map or throwing in the towel by continuing to produce new music, and maintaining a relentless touring schedule.
After selling thousands of records independently, the Memphis, Tenn.-based Ingram Hill was signed with Hollywood Records in 2004. Their debut album, “June’s Picture Show," was described as “Southern pop,” with the band’s own blend of pop and southern rock shining through. Their raw, down-to-earth sound has taken them on tours throughout the country.
For more information on this concert, contact the Converse College Office of Campus Life at (864) 596- 9016, or the Twichell Auditorium Box Office at (864) 596-9725.