Stories & Songs featuring Randy Branch, Brooke Brown, & Doc Leytham
April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20
Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599
Writers in the round. Stories and Songs featuring…
Every once in a while you run into a soul like Brooke Brown. She has a way of lighting up the room with her presence. Her infectious personality shines through her songs that come straight from the heart. She doesn’t just call herself a songwriter, she is a natural born story teller. In 2016 she lit a defected firework that took most of her right hand and damaged her hearing. After 11 surgeries and a lot of determination, she decided to show the world she was fireproof. She found a way to play the guitar again and was back playing shows whithin 11 months after her accident. She is filled with positive energy and always has a smile on her face. Her goal in life is to inspire others to never give up on their dreams.
Randy Branch has been playing music since the 1960’s, starting out in camphouses and juke joints in his native Mississippi. He has opened for many artists-from Townes Van Zandt to Steppenwolf; from Alabama to Hank Williams, Jr. His band, Oakley Hill, was popular across the Southeast.
His style is often compared to that of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings but his performance delivers his own, enforced by driving guitar and harmonica. Randy’s most recent album, “Long Black Car” was produced by Rick Carter of Rollin’ In The Hay and made the Roots Music Report International Top 50 Chart for alternative country. It stayed on the charts 16 weeks.
Randy has served as a director for the LA Songwriters Festival in Fairhope, AL the last 7 years.
For more information on Randy’s music, visit: www.myspace.com/randybranch
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 six 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).