Key West Theater and The Big Stage Productions are proud to present Nashville Songwriters “In the Round” on Sunday, Jan. 27. Key West Theater will host Phillip Lammonds, Ken Johnson and Andi Zack-Johnson, as part of an exclusive series featuring artists performing their hit songs and telling the stories behind them. In the tradition of national programs like “MTV Unplugged” (and even further back, The Grand Ole Opry) and the Key West Theater’s own “Sunday Ramble,” the artists will not just “pick and grin,” but also regale the audience with the tales behind the music.
Key West and Nashville have a long-term relationship, with acts like Kenny Chesney and the The Zac Brown Band putting our Southernmost City on the map as a destination for great country and bluegrass. Local singer/songwriter Nick Norman has been a force behind “The Big Stage Productions” events, presenting big names in intimate settings. “In the Round” will include:
Phillip Lammonds, a songwriter and talented instrumentalist from the musically rich mountains of North Carolina. From his childhood in the mountains to his time in the South Carolina Lowcountry, it was this melting pot of sounds and rhythms that formed his musical sensibilities. Phillip’s songs have been recorded by artists like Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Edwin McCain, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Mo Pitney, and Dylan Scott.
Ken Johnson, whose songs have been recorded by artists including Uncle Kracker, Tyler Farr, Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Tim Montana and The Shrednecks, Harry Connick Jr., and Vince Gill. Ken’s newest release is “Lonestar Memoir” an EP project with long time friend Giles Perkins available in November 2018.
Ken and wife, Andi, are known as the popular new children’s music duo Huck and Lilly.
Andi Zack-Johnson is a singer/songwriter from British Columbia and has written songs recorded by artists such as Brothers Osborne, Josh Thompson, Danielle Peck, Etta Britt, Drew Gregory and more. She and her husband Ken co-wrote Josh Thompson’s smash hit, “Beer On The Table” and long time Delbert McClinton band vocalist Etta Britt’s “Make It Fast”, which was featured on Good Morning America.
Ken and Andi Zack-Johnson will perform as “Huck And Lilly” in the Back Stage Listening Room of the Key West Theater at 1:00 p.m. (doors at 12:30) on Sun. January 27 in advance of “In the Round.” —Contributed