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Rising country music star Olivia Dvorak to perform April 14 at Raue in Crystal Lake

Olivia Dvorak will perform April 14 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Olivia Dvorak will perform April 14 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Raue Center For The Arts will welcome Olivia Dvorak, a rising star in the country music scene, to the stage on April 14.

Dvorak’s music will bring her thought-provoking, creative lyrics and intricate guitar playing, according to a press release.

“It is exciting to bring a musician of Olivia’s caliber to our beautiful Raue Center stage,” Raue Center Board of Directors President Tim Paul said. “Her unique style of country music includes pop, blues, folk and rock, showing her versatility and talent for both songwriting and performing.”

Dvorak is a songwriter and artist whose unique talent led her to professionally record her debut album, “Don’t Come Knockin,’” at Nashville’s Treasure Isle Recorders in 2013 with some of the top musicians in the city. Dvorak then began to build a full-time career as a musician, playing coffee shops, bars, private parties and weddings while developing her skills.

In 2015, Dvorak received an opportunity that would change the course of her career, taking the stage to directly open for country’s original female star, Loretta Lynn. Since then, Dvorak has supported some of the largest acts in country music, including Trace Adkins, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, Mo Pitney, Fran Cosmo, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Band Perry.

Along her journey of entertaining, Dvorak has performed in iconic theaters, ballrooms and concert halls and, last summer, she was booked as a main stage artist at one of the largest country music festivals in the Midwest. Dvorak also has won multiple Rockford Area Music Industry Awards for Artist of the Year, Country/Bluegrass and Song of the Year.

Dvorak’s country style pours into genres including blues, folk rock and Celtic. Her diversity appeals to audiences of all ages, according to a press release.

Along with her unique songs, Dvorak creates rhythms on her looper pedal for the effect of a one-person band.

“Olivia brings the sound, talent and energy that is synonymous with Nashville,” Center Board of Directors Chairman Emeritus Chuck Stevens said.

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