Corey Kilgannon / McKenzie Lockhart

Ardenland presents

Corey Kilgannon / McKenzie Lockhart

Oct 13 Saturday

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Underground 119

Jackson, MS

$10.00

Corey Kilgannon
Corey Kilgannon
Born in the outskirts of New York City and raised along the coast of Florida, Corey Kilgannon is an emerging indie-folk artist. His gift for evocative melody and emotionally intuitive songwriting has led him to share stages with artists like John Foreman, Joseph, Penny and Sparrow, David Ramirez, and the late Dr. Ralph Stanley. With an unusually large discography for his age, the therapeutic process behind each song is clear as his rich, yet conversational voice soars over lyrics ranging from simple love songs to unsettling reflections on the loss of love that seems so prevalent in human nature. Set against a backdrop of acoustic and atmospheric textures, each track reflects his indie and traditional singer-songwriter influences like John Prine, Bob Dylan, and John Denver.

He’s built up a considerable fanbase in cities across the country becoming known for radically stripped down sets under bridges to room-quieting performances in packed out venues.
McKenzie Lockhart
McKenzie Lockhart
After less than a year in Nashville, singer-songwriter McKenzie Lockhart made her way back to Florence, Alabama, ten minutes away from her hometown of Muscle Shoals.

“I thought moving was what I had to do to really ‘make it,’ but I was absolutely miserable,” says Lockhart. “I missed my small town. I missed my church, my family. I missed home.”

The return home came with a new passion for the creative community that has been cultivated in Florence, as well as the motivation to make music on her own terms. This newfound motivation resulted in her second EP, Suburbs, which released February 23, 2018. It’s music (and words) that prove the true strength of her simplistic yet poignant style.

The new EP, an ever-growing touring schedule, and accolades such as an official showcase at Americanafest 2018 are the latest signs of her arrival.

“My friends moved up to Nashville about the time I moved home, so my acceptance of what was home for me came with insecurities. For me, I think at least for a long while, Florence is it. I still have friends who are thriving in Music City and it's a thrill to cheer them on from our hometown as those of us here carve our own path.”

What a bold, compelling path it is.
Venue Information:
Underground 119
119 S President St
Jackson, MS, 39201
https://www.underground119.com/