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McHaffey Opera House Presents an Acoustic Evening with Michelle Wright and Tom Wurth

Eldon, IA, September 26, 2017 – McHaffey Opera House announces a special two evening acoustic musical event at the historic McHaffey Opera House in Eldon, Iowa.

This special acoustic event features ACM and CCMA Multiple Award Winning Artist Michelle Wright and Grammy© nominated artist Tom Wurth in two acoustic shows on Friday, October 20, 2017 and Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Both shows will begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Meet  and  greet  opportunities will be available with both Nashville artists directly after Michelle Wright’s performance.

Physical tickets are available for each show at $20.00 (per night) -

The McHaffey Opera House, 414 Elm Street, Eldon - Mon. – Fri. - 8:00 a.m.-noon

Libertyville Savings Bank Lobby, 403 W Elm, Eldon, IA – Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-

4:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – noon

For online ticket sales - - $20.00 (per night) plus $2.00 convenience fee

Michelle Wright has been drawing rave reviews for her expressive voice and her distinctive style since her 1988 debut CD Do Right By Me on Savannah Records. Over the ensuing years, she has released  monumentally  successful  albums  in  the  United  States  and  Canada  and  enjoys  an international career, one that has seen her grace concert stages across North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and Asia.

Michelle has amassed a total of twenty‐five Top Ten radio hits in her homeland of Canada and walked to podiums in music centers like Los Angeles and Toronto to accept more than forty major awards. She is the first Canadian‐born artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top Ten hit in America (“Take It Like A Man”, 1992) and a Number One video on CMT‐USA (“Take It Like A Man”,  1992), and to win a major U.S. music industry award (Academy of Country Music Top New Female Artist, 1993). In September 2011, Michelle was honored with induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

The unquestionable highlight of 2013 for Michelle was the release of her latest album, Strong. Capturing better than ever her distinctive style and expressive voice, Strong showcases Michelle’s remarkable growth as a singer and songwriter ‐ inspired by the perseverance and strength that she has witnessed in friends, family and strangers over the years.

Grammy©  nominated  artist  Tom  Wurt has  four  albums  to  his  credit  that  have  garnered three Top 30 singles including, “Bread on the Table,” “Good Ground,” and “If The Road Runs Out.” On each album he has chosen songs that speak to his desire to deliver sustainable and real music to his fans.  He pulls his sound from country, soul, gospel and R&B taking his audience to their own unique musical destination.

Wurth’s  latest  album,  Differen Soul,  his  fourth  studio  album,  was  co-produced  by  one  of Nashville’s top sound engineers, T. W. Cargile, and Tony Coleman (B.B. King’s drummer for 30 years and currently on tour with Jamey Johnson.) The project features “Where I Belong” a Wurth co-write with Vince Gill.  Gill also sat in on vocals and played guitar for the album.   T. Graham Brown and Wurth joined forces in a soulful number for the project and John Ford Coley teamed up with him on two songs on this project.

Wright and Wurth’s diverse backgrounds also show striking similarities in their roots.  Michelle hails from a small Canadian farming community near Chatham, Ontario while Wurth is from the northwest Iowa farming community of Marcus.  She was raised with country music as her parents were performers and Tom’s parents (his father plays guitar, his mother piano and both sing) started him early with country standards and classics.  Wright grew up 45 minutes from Detroit and infused R&B and Motown into her sound while Wurth has always been drawn to soulful sounds and the blues, recently playing with awarded blues players at B. B. King’s Nashville creating his own unique sound of country and blues.  Together Wright and Wurth have also collaborated on songwriting and with this event will share the same stage for the first time.

For more information on this event contact McHaffey Opera House at (641) 652-7510

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Tom Wurth’s New Album “A Different Soul” Features Special Guests Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown &
John Ford Coley

A Different Soul, which is available from and iTunes, features 12 original tracks including “You’ve Got to Hurt Before You Heal,” which is quickly climbing Digital Radio Tracker’s DRT National Airplay Top 200 Chart, and DRT National Airplay Top 100 Independent Chart.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 -- TaDa Records has announced the release of GRAMMY® nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tom Wurth’s fourth studio album “A Different Soul”, which features contributions from special guests Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, and John Ford Coley. Wurth’s previous releases include Midnight Rain, If the Road Runs Out, and his self-titled debut album.

A Different Soul, which is available from and iTunes, was produced by renowned Nashville- based sound engineer T.W. Cargile, and by Tony Coleman who was B.B. King’s drummer for 30 years.

The album features 12 original tracks including “You’ve Got to Hurt Before You Heal,” which is quickly climbing Digital Radio Tracker’s DRT National Airplay Top 200 Chart, and DRT National Airplay Top 100 Independent Chart, respectively. Other notable tracks include “Where I Belong” featuring vocals and guitar by Vince Gill, “I’m Gonna Build It” featuring vocals by T. Graham Brown, and “Let’s Make Love” featuring vocals by John Ford Coley, who also joins Wurth on the emotionally-charged track “Once a Lover (Always a Friend)”.

As with the other releases in his catalog, A Different Soul captures Worth’s signature honesty and integrity. It’s the same talent that inspired Eddie Money to comment: “Every once in a while, someone comes along that has the quality, that believability tone in their voice with a simple but honest emotion, like he’s talking late at night to his sweetheart in a quiet driveway. It’s a gift. Tom Wurth has that gift.”

At the same time, A Different Soul is easily Wurth’s most sophisticated and nuanced album to date. In one sense, it hearkens back and pays homage to his musical roots growing up in small town Iowa, where he was immersed in an eclectic mix of country, rock, gospel, soul, R&B and bluegrass.

Yet in another sense, the album pulls listeners into the present moment and invites them to experience the power and purpose of true, authentic music – whether that compels them to take an introspective journey, or inspires them to crank up the volume and simply enjoy some great tunes and world-class musicianship. And because the tracks are so diverse -- from the bold “Heartbreak Express” to the soulful “You’ve Got to Hurt Before You Heal” to the anthemic “Somebody to Love” – current and new Wurth fans can expect A Different Soul to remain a fixture on their playlist for quite a while.

“A Different Soul was the most complex and challenging, and yet the most important and inspiring project I’ve ever been a part of,” commented Wurth, who has three top 30 hits to his credit, and has shared the stage with some of the most respected artists in music including Eddie Money, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, Lonestar, Billy Dean, Ronnie Milsap, Rascal Flatts, and many others. “There was no fast forward button with this album. We had to let it take shape and come together. But it was worth the wait, because the finished project blew us all away. Unlike anything I’ve ever done as a musician and artist, this release truly captures a different sound, a different style, and a different soul.”