Susan Werner will be at the Lied Center in Lincoln on September 6th for a free show called Hayseed. Ms. Werner is an innovative musical artist singing about her farming heritage in a way to help teach about farming. Werner says she wants to show that farmers are like everyone else but perhaps being on the farm she doesn't see that farmers typically worker longer days because it's what she knows. The idea is perfect, though. Bring farming to others in music.
Music has been a great way to learn language for a long time so why not use it to educate on an important subject like agriculture. Living in Chicago now, Susan Werner typically plays 125 dates per year. Werner's style is country singing with twang and acoustic guitar. Her lyrics are frequently meant to be comical and not taken too literally (Herbicides done made me gay). Very tongue in cheek, her songs aren't meant to be politically correct they are meant to be fun or at other times soothing and sedate.
The University of Nebraska and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources commissioned the songs for the new album Hayseed. Now it's a great time to see the fruits of those labors.
Because seating is limited tickets are required. Obtain tickets by calling 402.472.4747 or visiting the Lied Box Office on 12th and R Streets.