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Stories & Songs Featuring Joshua James Jackson, Xaris Waltman, & Doc Leytham
October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20.00
Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599.
Joshua James Jackson
Joshua James Jackson is the singing- songwriting force behind rising California band Sharkmouth, whose funky jazz punk is familiar to audiences up and down the west coast. Jackson’s songwriting is innovative, bringing an ear for jazz harmony and a reverence for tradition to the folk singer medium. He’ll make you think, laugh, clap and dance.
Joshua James Jackson spent a decade in vans, station wagons and trucks touring all over this wide country as a bassist, guitarist, trumpet player and singer in groups including The Sam Chase & the Untraditional, The Brothers Comatose, Frankie Boots and the County Line, and the Crux (etc, etc). Before debuting his own material he had the luck to play the Fillmore, Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and he brings both the perspective of a long career and the energy of a new outlook to all of his shows.
An 18-year-old artist and songwriter from the Florida Panhandle.
Xaris has been singing since she was little, and started writing songs and playing the guitar as early as 8-years-old. Xaris’ father only had to teach her three chords on an old guitar, and she was off to the races. She is just now jumping into the world of being a traveling musician, going on her first tour in June 2018.
Her music style is somewhere in between folk and Americana. Listeners have compared her voice to the likes of Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell. You may even recognize Xaris from the Gulf Breeze community or Season 13 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Doc Leytham was raised in Mobile, AL. He was taught how to play guitar at a young age by his father who was a missionary and evangelist. He learned “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Victory in Jesus”, and Under the Double Eagle”. He went to medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is a US veteran and he served many years as USAF medical officer. Through many hardships and personal life struggles, he turned to songwriting and music as a way to deal with a variety of challenging and stressful situations. His songwriting echos the heart and soul of his experiences and it translates into his own “country blues” style of music. Dr. Leytham still practices medicine and continues to see patients while he waits for a call from Willie, Hank Jr., Jimmy, or some other more talented performer who might just one day want to record a song written by a country doctor from “L.A.” (Lower Alabama).