Press Release

HLGU Holds Winter Homecoming Concert Featuring Jenny & Tyler

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University will be holding a concert featuring husband and wife duo Jenny & Tyler during 2014 Winter Homecoming festivities. The concert will be held January 18 at 7 pm.

The community is invited to attend this special night of music. Tickets are available for $5 per person. Students and alumni can attend for free.

Melissa and Dan

Opening numbers will be performed by local artist and acoustic singer/songwriter Melissa Yakes, accompanied by HLGU alum Dan Ware '06.

Jenny & Tyler are an acoustic folk-pop duo whose live performances strike a rare balance of intimacy and intensity. They share their songs, their stories and their lives with a candor that captivates, inspires and transcends age and cultural divides. Regardless of background, their music hits closest to home for people who are wrestling with faith and searching for answers in an uncertain world.

Acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase drive catchy melodies to support thoughtful lyrics as Jenny & Tyler chronicle lives marked daily by love, joy, loss, doubt and redemption. Their blend of driving, percussive folk-pop rings of Mumford & Sons and Nickel Creek, and at times echoes popular male-female duos such as She & Him and fellow Nashville darlings The Civil Wars.

In a crowded industry glutted by banality, Jenny & Tyler stand out as true psalmists. Their music holds a mirror up to nature, culture and all the reckless passions of the human heart and points ultimately toward a Creator. Their songs mark them as modern day contemplatives and troubadours, rooted in age-old wisdom set to new melodies.

Other Winter Homecoming events include men's and women's alumni basketball games, basketball skills contest, free lunch for alumni and their families, men's and women's basketball games vs. William's Baptist College, School Spirit dinner in the HLGU cafeteria, and special entertainment in the Parker Theatre. There will also be concession stand coupons, a special performance by the HLGU cheerleaders, and an introduction of the Homecoming Court.

To participate in alumni games, contact women's basketball coach Kelly Quigle at 573-629-3212 or kelly.quigle@hlg.edu, or men's basketball coach Jason Durst at 573-629-3213 or jwdurst@hlg.edu.

For more information, visit the website at hlg.edu or contact Lauren Youse '05, Director of Alumni Services and Development, at 573-629-3126, or via email at lauren.youse@hlg.edu.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations