The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Jim Witter in a musical journey through the ’70s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. His performance of "The Piano Men" is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone, the last concert of the association’s 2010-11 season. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
"I was always a big fan of acoustic music – especially the folk of the ’70s – James Taylor, Harry Chapin – but my real mentors were Billy Joel and Elton John," Witter says. His multimedia rock musical, "The Piano Men," has been receiving rave reviews from music critics across North America.
Witter has been entertaining for more than 20 years. As a singer of country music, contemporary Christian, the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, and his own music, Witter’s versatility as an artist has allowed him the opportunity to reach out and share music and his infectious personality with audiences of all ages across Canada and the United States.
He has had 10 Top Ten radio hits in Canada, seven hit videos on CMT, and impressive chart ratings in the United States on Billboard and R&R. His music and songwriting have earned him multiple awards and nominations from the Canadian Country Music Association, the Juno Awards and most recently the Dove Awards in Nashville, where his album, "Forgiveness," was nominated for Inspirational Album of the Year.