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Tom Paxton Headlines Westport Arts Center Concert Sept. 11

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Tom Paxton opens WAC season Sept. 11. Contributed photo
Legendary folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton will headline the first concert of the Westport Arts Center 2004-05 season Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Seabury Center.

I cannot think of a more appropriate artist to observe this date, and to launch our season,Ӕ said the group’s executive director, Eileen Wiseman.

Tom Paxton is an extraordinary musician, and to hear him perform in the intimate setting of the Seabury Center is a rare treat.Ӕ

Paxtons most recent CD, “Looking for the Moon,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album of 2003. It includes ғThe Bravest, his tribute to the firemen who risked and lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Paxton, 66, has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 1960’s Greenwich Village scene and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” generation.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for children, and can be purchased online at www.westportartscenter.org or by calling 203-222-7070.

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