Bowersox to perform in State College

STATE COLLEGE – Crystal Bowersox was like many toiling musicians five years ago, singing in the subway train stations of Chicago, and playing gigs in clubs on the folk circuit. Then in 2010, Bowersox auditioned for Amercian Idol, and made it onto season nine of the top-rated television show. Her unique interpretation of classic rock and soul songs, as well as her strong, soulful voice immediately made her a fan favorite, and catapulted Bowersox to a second place finish in the singing competition.

Bowersox will perform Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue, downtown State College. Jason O, lead singer of State College-based band My Hero Zero, will bring his solo act as opener for the show.

Bowersox has released two albums since her American Idol run, Farmer’s Daughter and the 2013 release, All That For This. Her music is difficult to categorize, and can be described as a mix of folk, rock and country, with a healthy dash of blues throw in to the equation.

Jason O is a performer best described as “a healthy mix of Jason Mraz and Keller Williams.” On stage, Jason uses live looping to incorporate guitar, bass, vocals, harmonies, percussion, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and trumpet all in one inspiring show.

Tickets begin at $27 plus $3 ticket fee, and can be purchased at The State Theatre, by calling 814-272-0606 or online at A VIP Meet and Greet option is available for an additional $50, and includes a pre-show question and answer session, acoustic song performance, and photo opportunity with Crystal Bowersox. The concert is presented by The Sentinel in association with The State Theatre.