MIKE KINNEBREW WITH SPECIAL GUEST, COREY KENT WHITE
Friday, January 4th
8:00pm / doors at 6:30pm
Advance general admission: $12
At the door: $15
Table of 4 reserved seats: $60
MIKE KINNEBREW creates story from words that speak language in song – song that ignites. His passion is reflected in enthused followers throughout the Southeast. Every audience engaged. Every listener connected.
Calling him old fashioned complements his natural desire to connect. Paying tribute to great wordsmiths Paul Simon, James Taylor, Frederick Buechner and C.S. Lewis, Mike writes music that is intelligent, not just successful. His inherent ability to blend life with his work is perhaps the ultimate reason for his strength in song. Pulling from his East Atlanta roots, love for family and relational manner with people, Mike’s soulful words provide foundation for the conversation, give life and spark love. In his words, he evokes connection between song and person. Listeners are quick to agree.
He is at his best when listeners find a friend in his music – true to his kindred tendency. Mike is known to be just the needed element at an intimate celebration or favorite local venue. He and his band are a regular headliner at the renowned Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. It was there that pop favorite John Mayer took notice of Mike’s music as he took the stage. His reaction: “Dude, you’ve got it!”
Mike has also shared the stage with such music greats: Oteil Burbidge (The Allman Brothers Band), Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Matthew Perryman Jones and CCM artist Jaci Velasquez.
COREY KENT WHITE is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Bixby, OK. He has been pursuing his dream of music since 2005, when he fronted the well-known youth western swing group Oklahoma Stomp. While being the front-man for Oklahoma Stomp, Corey got the opportunity to open for industry greats such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Asleep at the Wheel, John Conlee, Red Dirt Rangers and more.
Although Corey found great success through Oklahoma Stomp, he has recently decided to chase his dream of becoming a solo artist. Corey now proudly calls Oklahoma State University his home and is working to create a big presence in the college town known as the home of red dirt music. While going to school, Corey is making frequent visits to Nashville to write with renowned songwriters. Some of the writers Corey has worked with include Michael Heeney (Eric Church’sDrink In My Hand), Kim Tribble (Montgomery Gentry’s Long Line Of Losers and One In Every Crowd), Troy Johnson (Thompson Square’s Getaway Car and the Dixie Chicks’ Some Days You Gotta Dance), Tommy Connors and Jack Williams (Oak Ridge Boys’ Seasons). He has also played on stage with country music heavyweights Willie Nelson and Roy Clark.
Corey’s dream of inspiring people through his music as a solo artist is beginning to become a reality. Exciting things are happening and the blessings just seem to keep coming!