Hiss Golden Messenger performing Friday

The Hope College Concert Series will present Hiss Golden Messenger with special guest Phil Cook on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Hiss Golden Messenger is an American folk music band that originated from Durham, North Carolina. The band is led by musician M.C. Taylor. Taylor signed with Merge Records in 2014 after releasing material on his own label. His newest album is entitled “Heart Like a Levee”, and the band has been on its Heart Like a Levee world tour since last year.

“I have dedicated every day to song,” Taylor says of his music. “I have been traveling all my life, and I understand that I am so lucky, and I am thankful. Money is easy enough to find if you want it bad enough, but art, true deep art full of grace that shakes and terrifies the soul, is an elusive spirit.”

This is the first performer of this semester’s Hope College Concert Series (HCCS) lineup. HCCS hosts concerts that aim to inspire the West Michigan and Hope communities in areas of diversity, originality and openness. By bringing successful musical talents to campus and promoting discussion about their musical process and the issues addressed by their music. HCCS works to strengthen the community’s artistic voice and creative fellowship.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public, $10 for members of the college’s faculty and staff and $5 for Hope students. They are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. 8th St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 – 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online at hope.edu/tickets.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th St. between College and Columbia avenues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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