Levi Weaver and the Runaways in concert here on Oct. 2

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2008) – Levi Weaver and the Runaways will perform at Tennessee Tech University’s Backdoor Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2.

The concert, which is open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Tech Players and WTTU. Admission is $5 or $3 with an Eagle Card.

Weaver has immersed himself in many different musical genres to come up with a style of his own. He grew up in Rio Vista, Texas, listening to country music with his father, a professional cowboy.

After a while, he began to dislike country music, so he searched for different sounds. In his search, he discovered bands such as Radiohead, Brand New, Ben Folds and mewithoutyou.

To continue his quest for new music, he moved to England and discovered a different style with the Clash and Sufjan Stevens, as well as Damien Rice and David Ford.

After a 2-year stay in England, he returned to his Americana roots and rediscovered Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.
Weaver has toured extensively with British artist Imogen Heap.

He now lives in Nashville with his wife and chocolate lab. He plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, harmonica, a little accordion, some pan flute, hand flute, mouth trumpet and percussion on a vast array of things not intended to be used for percussion.