The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will present singer-songwriter Alissa Moreno on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required.
The performance is co-sponsored with Bucknell Music Department Gallery Series.
Alissa Moreno was born on a small Navajo reservation, grew up in Albuquerque, N.M., and studied vocal composition and performance at the College of Santa Fe. After moving to Los Angeles where she performed weekly at the Hotel Cafe, she co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit “Every Day” for Rascal Flatts. She has a new song “Walking Blind” on The Voice winner Javier Colon’s latest album as well as two on previous ones — “When” and “That’s My Little Girl.” She also wrote the John Oates single “Santa Be Good to Me” which was recorded with The Time Jumpers and the Grammy-winning Morgan Heritage hit single “Pineapple Wine” for their Grammy-nominated album, Avrakedabra. Moreno wrote “The Yee-Haw Song” for Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si & The Psychotics, and had a no. 1 success with “Beautiful World” with international star Alexander Kogan. Her songs “Far From Here” and “Hold On” were used in the Lifetime series Army Wives, and she co-wrote/co-performed ABC’s Hope and Faith theme song. Her song “Next Time” is featured on the Interscope Records release Laguna Beach: Summer Can Last Forever.
Her music is featured in television and film with numerous songs licensed to shows like The Vineyard, The Hills, Laguna Beach, How I Met Your Mother, Guiding Light, Will and Grace, Criminal Minds, along with commercials for brands such as Tide and Belk and many others including the films Daltry Calhoun and Slamdance hit Mall Cop. She was the vocal coach to Ben Affleck for his award-winning role in Hollywoodland. Moreno lives in Nashville, Tenn., and has written with and been recorded by numerous artists.
For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected].
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