Writers in the Round
March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20.00
Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
Join us for a night of songwriter’s showcasing their talents: Writers in the Round. The night of music will feature the music of Abe Partridge, Laurie Anne Armour, Chase Crawford, and Kyle Keller.
Abe Partridge has lived a tale that few before him could have claimed. He’s a son of the deep south. On both sides, his family traces its roots back generations to the cotton fields of Alabama. He was born and raised in the port city, Mobile.
Abe’s mother was a piano teacher/church pianist who took him to church every week where he was saturated with the hymns of the old red-back hymnal. His father had an extensive collection of rock n roll records. He had dubbed a cassette of the White Album that Abe would play on a toy cassette player next to his bed as a kid. “I guess my earliest musical memories are Precious Lord and Helter Skelter.” he says. “Then came the year punk broke. I fell hard for rock n roll when I picked up Nevermind, and I really haven’t been the same since.”
There was a pawn shop just down the street from one of the four bible schools Abe attended. He went down on one rainy afternoon and bought a banjo, thinking it was cool. He was playing Cripple Creek in a few weeks, and his love for making music began.
After a failed stint as a pastor, broken emotionally, spiritually, and financially, Abe packed up a rental truck with every possession he had along with his wife and two children, and headed back to the only place he felt welcome. Mobile, Al…home.
Devoid of any opportunity to provide for his family, Abe joined the military – a time in his life he really doesn’t enjoy talking about.
Now he’s here – Abe Partridge, the songwriter. Abe’s got a bunch of stories to tell. At 35 he finally found his calling – and you are listening to it. As he puts it, “I ain’t faking it. I live it.”
To learn more about Abe Partridge, visit: http://www.abepartridge.com
Laurie Anne Armour, nicknamed “LA” by her friends, was raised on the shores of Mobile Bay in the Hollinger’s Island community. She grew up learning piano, fiddle and woodwinds, and realized her love for the guitar as a young teen. She performed in the praise band at her church, in band and as a solo artist at school.
LA began writing songs and performing at open mic nights and doing gigs at coffee houses and restaurants around Mobile before she was 20. She does a wide variety of cover songs as she continues to write and perform her own originals.
Musical influences range from The Beatles to Lauren Daigle, Bonnie Raitt to Sara Bareilles, and Otis Redding to Lisa Mills.
Her solo style might be described as Southern Americana, with her songs drawn from and influenced by her life experiences. She sings about hope, love, passion, loss, sadness, and the strength and will to overcome, with all of it shaded by faith.
She regularly performs with the praise band at her church, and has been a Nappie Awards finalist in 2016 and 2017. Her first EP is entitled Ebb and Flow.
To learn more about Laurie Anne, visit https://laurieannemusic.com
Chase Crawford is a Hahira, Georgia based songwriter and guitarist who has played behind people and on his own all over the country. His band The Wisebloods are South Georgia’s finest purveyors of classic sounding roots rock. Imagine Steve Earle and Tom Petty hanging out at a bar and playing Thin Lizzy and Cheap Trick on the jukebox and you’ll have a good idea of where he’s coming from.
Kyle Keller is that kind of folk artist that is actually worthy of the name. He is a communicator, a story teller, and a prophet of sorts. He approaches songs in the same way as every good folk and blues singer of old, with a message. I have had the joy of following Kyle over the last few years, and I have seen him blossom into one of the finest young lyricists that I know. I travel to songwriter events all over this country, and to find a poet of his caliber is rare… not to mention a poet of his age. Kyle has a voice that reminds me of the great Townes Van Zandt… not in its tone, but in the way that it fits his material. Kyle has developed a style around his voice. That is not easy to do. His writing is reminiscent of John Moreland’s, but with the heart of Dylan. It is emotional, and confrontational. It speaks to today. It is current. It is important. He is like a modern Guthrie, and it would behoove you to acquaint yourself with his art.
To hear Kyle’s music, visit: https://soundcloud.com/kyle-keller-12