Tarleton Alumni Association Summer Mix event to feature music by Courtney Patton

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STEPHENVILLE (July 7, 2015) — Join the Tarleton Alumni Association on Thursday, July 16, for the second installment of the Summer Mix series featuring the music of alumna Courtney Patton, Texas county singer and songwriter.

Get into the swing of summer and enjoy live music, refreshments and fellowship with former Tarleton Texans from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tarleton Alumni House, 343 N. McIlhaney St. in Stephenville.

The TAA, with title sponsorship support from Hard Eight BBQ, Barefoot Athletics and Sodexo, will host the Summer Mix event for former students, their families and community friends of Tarleton. The evening includes free refreshments, as well as a no host bar. The TAA will provide lawn games such as corn hole, washers and horseshoes along with great music at the Alumni House patio. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

About the featured artist:
Courtney Patton (Tarleton ‘05) has spent the last few years building her lifelong passion into a real career. Touring steadily, writing constantly and singing her heart out onstage and on record, she’s become a welcome discovery for listeners who’ve found their way to her sweet and soulful take on classic country music.

Patton’s first full-length record, Triggering A Flood, was released in May 2013 to regional acclaim and her 2015 follow-up So This Is Life is poised to make an even larger splash as her audience has expanded to corners all around the world. Her expansive voice, laced with deep Texas twang but bearing the influence of favorite songwriters from the ‘70s folk-rock scene all the way through the present day, gives new life to old themes of finding love and freedom where you can and trying to hold yourself together when it slips away.

Since the release of Triggering A Flood, her music has taken her on tours through Europe and Canada as well as across the United States; she’s also toured and recorded with Jason Eady, a fellow keeper of the real-country-music flame that Patton wed in 2014. She’s also shared the stage with leading lights of the country-folk genre including Walt Wilkins, Bruce Robison, Jamie Lin Wilson and Drew Kennedy, the latter of whom served as producer on So This Is Life.

Indebted to the subtle depths of her favorite late-‘70s Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard records, it’s a perfect frame for Patton’s lyrical snapshots of heartache, longing and love.

For more information, contact Jessica Evans, Tarleton director of development and alumni engagement, at 254-968-9682 or email:jevans@tarleton.edu. To join the Tarleton Alumni Association or update information for the alumni directory, visitwww.tarleton.edu/org/alumniassociation.
Tarleton Alumni Association Summer Mix

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