Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Smooth Ivories

Jim Brickman and John Trones destined for State Theatre

Karrie Johnson

When Grammy nominated pianist Jim Brickman, along with Minnesota native, national vocalist and recording artist John Trones make their Eau Claire debut Sept. 28, concertgoers at the State Theatre are promised an evening of incredible music mixed with a bit of wit. Trones himself says of their performances, “A lot of folks leave saying, ‘I expected the beautiful music, but I didn’t expect the laughter!’” Since they began collaborating in 1999, Brickman and Trones have toured virtually all over the United States, and sold out concert halls throughout Asia. Brickman will perform songs from his 2007 release, Homecoming, and will preview music from his upcoming album Unspoken, that he promises “will add new freshness to the show.” Trones will share original tunes from his best-selling album, “Romance,” an album he co-produced with Brickman. They’ll also be sharing a number of Jim’s notable hits, along with special guest vocalist Joanna Jahn. Both Brickman and Trones are excited to be bringing their musical talents to Eau Claire, but for Trones, who lives in Minneapolis, and whose vocal talents have taken him on journeys around the world, it will be extra special. “With Eau Claire being so close to the Twin Cities, it’s fantastic as a lot of my friends and family will be able to drive over for the show. I spend a lot of time in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay, and I always feel like I’m home – same vibe, good people, and lots of beautiful lakes. You can’t beat that!”

Jim Brickman and John Trones with special guest Joanna Jahn • Sunday, Sept. 28 • State Theatre • 7pm • $30-$35, Gold Circle $45 • 832-ARTS

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.