Carrie Elkin accompanied by Danny Schmidt & Special Guest Kyshona Armstrong
“I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth, and from what I have subsequently learned I am not the only one to state that. On stage Carrie Elkin is simply a force of nature” – Maverick Magazine.
Carrie last appeared at Town Hall Live in September 2015 when she accompanied her husband Danny Schmidt. Now she is back, in a role reversal, that is Carrie headlining and Danny accompanying. She is back with an addition to the family, Maizy who was born in September 2016 and with a new album ‘The Penny Collector’.
With the release of ‘Call It My Garden’ in 2013, Carrie emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer song writers, and was celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as their artist of the year. She has a voice that is somehow both gritty and pristine, an earthly combination of strength and compassion. The contrast is reflected in her writing also, which is devastatingly intimate and universal. The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it is the complete package.
It is the power of her live performances that really create a buzz around her. On stage Carrie can turn a delicate trickle of a note into a tidal wave of emotion, like life at its most alive. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what we mean.
As the special guest for the evening we welcome back Kyshona Armstrong to Kirton. Kyshona put in a powerhouse performance when she appeared with Jenn Bostic ans Sarah Darling last September. Kyshona’s story is amazing. She grew up in Irmo, South Carolina listening to her grandfather singing in choirs and her aunts and uncles singing Sam Cooke tunes around electric guitar amps. She worked for ten years as a musical therapist at State Mental Hospitals. After years of coaxing patients into musical self- expression, she got into singing, playing guitar and song writing.
In January 2014 Kyshona moved to Nashville to concentrate on her musical career. She mixed her love of story-telling with the sounds of her musical roots. Since then she has released two albums ‘Go’ and ‘Ride’. Her desire when performing live is to connect with the audience and take them on a soul stirring musical journey. We know from her appearance last September she achieves this. She is just dynamic.
Advance Tickets are priced at £13.50 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com