Audio production Instructor Kevin Bowe arranged for another IPR first: a visit from legendary Grammy-winning producer, performer, artist manager, and record executive Peter Asher. Often known for his work with such diverse artists as James Taylor, Cher, Linda Ronstadt and 10,000 Maniacs Mr. Asher was in town for two nights @ Minneapolis’ famed Dakota Jazz Club and agreed to a meeting with IPR students.
Peter’s visit to IPR, hosted by Kevin Bowe, took place to a packed house in Robinson Hall @ 11:30 AM on Tuesday earlier this week. Asher’s visit was reminiscent of IPR’s DIY 360 series in that it followed a talk show format with career highlights spanning Asher’s career from the 60’s all the way to the present day. Asher delighted the crowd with stories about discovering James Taylor and signing him to Apple Records, friendships with The Beatles, running the art gallery where John Lennon and Yoko Ono met, producing for Linda Ronstadt, Cher, and 10,000 Maniacs amongst many others.
As this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, IPR made a student appreciation 20 ticket buy out for students to win by name draw for Tuesday night’s Asher gig at the Dakota.
IPR is very grateful that Mr. Asher took the time to visit; he is always welcome here.