Band: Gavin DeGraw
Date: Friday, Aug. 4, with doors at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.hrhcbiloxi.com
Tickets: $29.99-$69.99, available through Ticketmaster

Hard Rock Live gives music fans a chance to witness performances by music greats in a relatively intimate environment. Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw will be the next artist to grace this stage.

DeGraw used his 2003 platinum debut “Chariot” and its hit single “I Don’t Want to Be” to jump into the public eye. The masses fell in love with DeGraw’s mix of soulful vocals and pop rock. His early work helped DeGraw establish a dedicated listening audience that has journeyed with him through six albums.

DeGraw’s Hard Rock Live performance will kick off a run of tour dates in support of his latest album, “Something Worth Saving.” This album is a departure from his early work. While he maintains his blue-eyed soul vocals, DeGraw uses this album to concentrate more on pop than rock. While some old-school fans of his work might not approve, “Something Worth Saving” takes DeGraw’s versatility into new musical realms.