Live From Home
Enjoy an evening of music from the comfort of your own home.
Take a few minutes to check out tonight performers below.
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You may notice that the Theatre is bathed in red light tonight. This is part of the #wemakeevents #RedAlertRESTART movement. The entertainment industry produces over $300 Billion in economic impact in the US alone every year. There are hundreds of thousands of businesses and millions of people who are now out of work with no set restart date due to COVID-19. The #RESTARTact, currently in legislation, will provide extended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) as well as extended Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) to supplement 1099 employees until work can start back. It will also create new grant and federal aid opportunities for businesses and venues who are still shut down during the pandemic. You can help push this through legislation by visiting and sending a letter to your representatives, no matter where you are in the US. Help us #saveourstages!
You can watch tonights show two different ways.
1. Via Youtube at: https://youtu.be/OzkvrXPYc04
2. Via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ShoalsCommunityTheatre
Ethan is a high school senior at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, AL. He is a member of the marching band and want to be a performer and producer after he graduates.
Mark was raised and still resides in Center Star, Alabama, in the shadow of the music mecca of Muscle Shoals. He grew up loving and emulating the sounds from those Shoals studios and has had a 33 year career as a songwriter. He graduated from Brooks High in 1983, then attended the University Of North Alabama where he received a degree in commercial music in 1988. Mark also worked locally as a radio announcer. With over 80 cuts to his credit, he has had songs recorded by Josh Turner, Brandy Clark, Reba, Alabama, John Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah, Blackhawk, Terri Clark, Craig Morgan and many others. His song "That's What I Love About Sunday" was the most performed song at country radio in 2005 according to Billboard magazine and spent five weeks at number one. Also it was the #8 Billboard country song of the 2000's decade, and achieved gold sales status. His first cut was on the Shoals supergroup Shenandoah - the solely penned "Moon Over Georgia" became a top five hit nationally. Mark was also co-writer along with Walt Aldridge on the number two country hit by Blackhawk, "Like There Ain't No Yesterday". Mark was awarded a bronze star for his musical achievements which is on permanent display in the lobby of the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame. His songs have appeared on nine gold or platinum albums. Mark has been a staff songwriter for FAME, Jody Williams Music, Reba McEntire's Starstruck Music Group, March Music, Sony ATV Tree and currently for Noble Vision Music Group in Nashville.Mark has had 14 songs co-written with and recorded by Josh Turner. In 2016, Mark appeared as a songwriter on records by Brandy Clark and Shenandoah respectively that were nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards.
Jesse Priest, A Holly Pond native, is a lifelong musician who recently won Dolly Parton's #Jolenechallenge and had his cover featured in her Netflix series Heartstrings.
Bay Simpson is a Shoals based artist and leader of the Outlaw Apostles. Bay is a talented songwriter with regular sessions in Nashville, TN.
James Leblanc & Angela Hacker
James Leblanc - Singer-songwriter James LeBlanc was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. James picked up the guitar at age seven, inspired by his father James Sr. By the time James was 18, he knew he wanted to make a life and living in the music business. After many years of struggles, trials and tribulations, James finally got an opportunity when he was “discovered” by Rick and Rodney Hall. They were and still are the proprietors of FAME Enterprises in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. James signed a production agreement and a publishing contract with FAME. Soon thereafter, he began getting songs recorded by the likes of Martina McBride, Bryan White, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Thompson Square and more. James co-wrote the hit song “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” for Travis Tritt. He also co-wrote the hits “Relentless” for Jason Aldean and “Learning How to Bend” for and with Gary Allan. James’ songs have been on records which have sold over 25 million copies. Don't miss out on James' band James Leblanc & The Winchesters.
Angela Hacker - Angela Hacker is a tour de force musician. From her Nashville Star win in 2007 to her regular shows in both the Shoals and Nashville, you won't find a more determined musician. You can see her sit in regularly with James Leblanc's band James Lablanc & The Winchesters.
Jordan Denton from Muscle Shoals, Alabama has been singing and playing guitar around the Southeast since the age of 13 opening up for acts such as Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels, Billy Currington, Mark Collie, Angela Hacker, Paul Thorn, Shannon Lawson, Jimmy Smith, Trent Tomlinson, and others. Growing up in a town that was made famous for its rich musical heritage and quality musicians made Jordan want to go down the same path.
Troy Dewberry is a fingerstyle solo acoustic guitarist based in Birmingham, AL. Don't sleep on his music!
Brendan Young is a 27 year old Nashville recording artist and BMI songwriter out of Birmingham, AL, whose “native genre” - as he likes to put it - is Country music. Even though his favorite is country, in live gigs you can hear him croon Elvis, rock some Bon Jovi, and do a little bit of everything else in between; from classic rock to pop, he does it all. Brendan has been playing and singing for over 20 years, and has been seen starring in the Country On The Lake show aboard the Showboat Branson Belle in Missouri, as well as opening for big names such as Taylor Hicks and James LeBlanc. Outside of professional engagements, he's been playing gigs and entertaining thousands over the past 8 years.
Ben Parker is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Moulton, Alabama. He is a seasoned performer with a fine appreciation for diverse musical styles ranging from Merle Haggard to John Mayer and from Alabama to Journey. Ben takes bits and pieces from these masters and uses their influence to shape his own sound. This unique style has allowed him the opportunity to share the stage with headline acts such as Restless Heart, John Anderson, Confederate Railroad, and Charlie Daniels.
Words and stories have always mattered to Kate. As a kid, she was a voracious reader which developed her appreciation for great storytelling. Her own writing skills became evident at an early age in poems and short stories, and at the same time her musical education began with violin. After several years of playing violin she turned to guitar at age 10 and with that, Kate’s love for words and music began melding together in songwriting as an outlet for expressing her feelings and creativity. She began composing complete songs at age 12.
After completing High School in Virginia, Kate opted for a gap year instead of enrolling immediately in college. Her dream of pursuing a career of writing and performing her own material began with the full support of friends and family. With the positive responses her debut release, MISSISSIPPI, has garnered, that gap year is giving way to a full-time career. Her second release, The Acoustic Soul Recordings, Vol. 1 has allowed her to share more original music with a stripped-down production value to showcase her songwriting.
Essentially self-taught (a few lessons along the way), Kate’s gift for songwriting lies in her ability to express ideas and feelings that resonate with the audience in meaningful ways.
Chris is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, currently based in Nashville. Chris is a versatile writer/producer working on everything from producing Meghan Trainor’s 4x platinum hit “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” featuring John Legend to having songs placed on hit television shows like Nashville and Pretty Little Liars.
Cole Nichols is a singer/songwriter in the Shoals who regularly writes in Nashville, TN.
Megan Barker came into this world with songwriting in her blood. Born in Nashville, Megan’s father wrote songs for legends like Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Hank Williams Jr, and more. By the age of 16, Megan was living in Las Vegas and performing live music professionally on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, and opening concerts for superstars like Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Eli Young Band, and more.
In 2017, Megan planted her roots back in her hometown of Nashville and quickly started checking things off her to-do list. Bluebird, Whiskey Jam, BusCall, Revival, CMA Fest are all things she can now add to her resume'.
In 2018, Megan started the popular weekly live show in Nashville called Jammin In Jammies that features hit songwriters performing their hit songs in pajamas. JamminInJammies.com
In 2018, Megan also released the highly anticipated EP, "Leather Souls" produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris Brothers Osborne) The project included fan favorites, “Tequila Told Me To,” “I Cuss When I Pray,” and “When My Boots Were New.” These special songs have gotten high praise and rave reviews.
2019 was a year of milestones and came with endorsements from McPherson Guitars, Shure Microphones, & Dan Post cowboy boots. Megan played what she calls some of her “favorite shows ever” in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland. Debuting at the Bluebird Cafe to a sold-out crowd and being on the “Spotlight Stage” at CMA Fest, 2019 will be hard to top, but the future is looking bright.
If it’s true that an artist’s job is to captivate us for however long they have asked for our attention
no one has looked away from Eric Erdman since he first took the stage to front a band. Maybe
that is because there is nothing between Eric and his audience, between Eric and the world. He
lets it all in and what comes back is a poet’s soul in a troubadour’s voice.
Face to face with the crowds, singing of the challenges facing the youth, the country, and the
heartbroken have fueled four albums, constant gigging that included three international USO
tours, and only seared in Eric’s need to write about what he sees, what he feels. He’s penned a
theme song for a nationally televised show, produced every genre from big band to country
because you can’t pigeonhole a true artist. You can’t slow them down. He hears what a song
should sound like before it’s really a song. Actor Bruce Greenwood speaks of Eric’s inspiration
that makes the musicians on his projects “as emotionally involved” as he is, his guitar work,
“stunning and specific” pulling the listener “inside the song”.
His new record gives us something to think about and something to feel. While that’s not
unusual from an Eric Erdman project it does seem to have brought together everything he does
and knows well, offering us even deeper insight into ourselves and others and Eric.
William Matheny is a Morgantown, West Virginia based singer-songwriter. Matheny was also a multi-instrumentalist for Southeast Engine and a keyboardist and guitarist for The Paranoid Style. He currently tours with his own band and recently opened a string of shows for Tyler Childers. His musical style has been compared to the likes of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Marshall Crenshaw, and The Modern Lovers’ Jonathan Richman.
The Imaginaries is an Americana band formed in the open plains of Oklahoma. Consisting of husband & wife duo Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) & Maggie McClure (piano, vocals), their debut album is set for a 2020 release.
Mick Hayes is a published songwriter, accomplished singer and guitarist who’s been on the Grammy ballot more than once and in a number of different categories throughout the course of his career.
After starting his own record label in 2019, Mick released a brand-new record to glowing reviews that was recorded in only 5 days at legendary FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals Alabama and cleverly titled MY CLAIM TO FAME. In the first two months of its release and during a global crisis, the album has received airplay in almost 20 different countries and Mick spent three weeks on the road promoting it by visiting independently owned record stores, music shops, folks at Gibson guitars and more all the while documenting this journey introspectively in cooperation with American Blues Scene magazine.
Throughout the course of his career Mick Hayes has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Healey and has been the direct opening act for The Doobie Brothers, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Zac Brown Band, Los Lonely Boys, Molly Hatchett, Marshall Tucker, Robin Trower, Dave Mason, Dickie Betts & Great Southern, War, The Whispers, Delbert McClinton, Samantha Fish, Anna Popovic, Duke Robillard, Jimmy Thackery, Michael Burkes, Tab Benoit, Smokin Joe Kubik and many more!