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An Intimate Evening w/ Johnny Hayes, Ryan Balthrop, and Jesh Yancey
December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST$20
Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599
Join Johnny Hayes, Ryan Balthrop and Jesh Yancey at The Listening Room of Mobile on December 1st for a songwriter’s round. These three writers will present some of the most unique songs and perspectives found anywhere on the Gulf Coast. Do not miss this show!
Be sure to pick up any and all of their albums and merchandise!
Johnny Hayes, born and raised in Mobile, AL began playing acoustic cover shows while attending The University of Alabama. Even after graduating with a degree in Public Relations, he knew that music was his true passion. So in 2011 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to help challenge himself and learn how to play and write with some of the country’s most talented artists and songwriters.
After getting his feet wet at a plethora of writers rounds, showcases, and local band jams; Hayes started his band Johnny Hayes & the LoveSeats two years later. They quickly gained popularity playing their unique array of covers from artists such James Brown and Otis Redding mixed with their rock, country, and soul influenced original songs at private parties, local festivals and bars, and various other venues in Nashville and across the southeast.
After 5 years in the music city, Johnny landed an audition on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice, but received no chair turns, thus having no chance to advance further in the competition; but after years of practice, songwriting, shows all over the country, and several grueling years working in his Father’s lawn maintenance business, resiliency kicked in when Hayes was given one more shot to audition for Season 12.
Johnny’s rendition of Otis Redding’s classic cover “Try a Little Tenderness” caught the attention of Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine getting two chair turns and a spot on Team Adam where he advanced to the top 24 live rounds.
Since then, he and the band have been touring in support of their debut self titled full length release, Johnny Hayes & the LoveSeats, presenting their unique brand of rock n’ soul music smothered in southern-charm, and keeping their audiences craving more with originals such as “Sweet Salvation” and the crowd favorite “Straight from the bottle”. The album can be found on Spotify, iTunes, and all digital platforms.
Local musician Ryan Balthrop has been performing over 200 shows a year since 1994. Balthrops sophomore release, “Leap Of Faith”, was released in Sept 2012, with the help of 20 Mobile musician friends. The album consists of some rock, bluegrass, reggae, funk, and blues. Balthrop also covers artists including: J.J. Cale, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, The Band Stevie Wonder, Grateful Dead, Allman Bros., Pink Floyd, among others. To learn more about Ryan Balthrop, visit: http://www.ryanbalthrop.com/
Jesh was raised by an English teacher and a cowboy in Fyffe, Alabama. After failing out of college, Jesh ran off and joined the Navy. These things formed the impetus for the prolific writer. While learning to play guitar Jesh found that it was easier to just write his own songs than to learn other people’s music and he hasn’t stopped since.
After a 4-year stint in the Navy Jesh and his wife, Miranda, moved to the Gulf Coast. It was here where Jesh used songwriting as a tool with which to express the events that had transpired and the goings-on of the time. With the tongue-in-cheek wit and point of view of a true folk-singer, Jesh cuts through the bullshit to get at the heart of the matter.
His first and latest EP Look At Us Now is his first foray into a studio environment. Look At Us Now is a concept album of sorts that tells the story of life in the south as seen through Jesh’s eyes.
To learn more about Jesh Yancey, visit: http://www.jeshyancey.com