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UTC Professor Accompanying Alison Krauss and Robert Plant on Tour

CHATTANOOGA — A member of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty is going on an international summer concert tour as part of the behind-the-scenes crew.

Jeff Davis, an assistant professor in the UTC Department of Performing Arts, will run the lighting console during the upcoming summer tour of Alison Krauss, a Grammy-winning country-bluegrass singer and musician, and Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppelin.

“It’s been a very interesting experience trying to not be a fanboy in front of them,” Davis said.

Davis will be at the lighting console helm for 40 concerts on the summer leg of the Krauss/Plant tour, including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 17 and a jaunt to Europe with shows scheduled in England, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Poland.

Krauss’ and Plant’s songs blend folk, country, rockabilly and blues. Their last album, “Raising Sand,” won five Grammys in 2008, including Album of the Year. Their brand-new “Raise the Roof” continues the musical theme.

Along with his teaching duties, Davis has been the lighting designer for most UTC theatre productions during his time at the University, including “Cats,” “The Wolves” and “Love and Information.”

“When they saw all the theater work on my resume, I think they were very interested because it’s a different kind of vibe,” Davis said.

For more information, visit UTC Newsroom.

1 Comment

  1. Fred Bradley on June 13, 2022 at 9:45 am

    It is amazing
    That this is come to Manchester Tennessee
    I look forward to enjoying there wonderful music together .
    As it has be music to my ears and life
    Thank you Robert plant and Alison’s Krauss

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