Gordon Kennedy, Billy Sprague and Wayne Kirkpatrick will present an
in-the-round performance at the Bluebird Cafe on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the third annual “Evening in Story And
Song” during Gospel Music Week in Nashville. New Rocketown Records
singer/songwriter Shaun Groves will be the special guest for the evening.
Kennedy, Sprague and Kirkpatrick are three of the four songwriters on the
Rocketown writer’s series, Coming From Somewhere Else. Included on this CD
are three Dove award-winning songs of the year, “Via Dolorosa,” “Place In
This World” and “Man After Your Own Heart.” Also included is the
Grammy-winning “Change The World.” Phil Madeira is the fourth writer on that
Kennedy, a former Whiteheart member, comes from the hierarchy of
Nashville musical families. He has had songs recorded by Susan Ashton, PFR,
Garth Brooks and Eric Clapton.
Kirkpatrick has contributed songs for Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Faith
Hill and Martina McBride. He released his own solo project, The Maple Room,
Sprague toured with Amy Grant in the early 80s before pursuing his own
recording and writing career. He has had songs cut by Debbie Boone, BeBe and
CeCe Winans and Kathy Troccoli. His song “Via Dolorosa” earned him a Dove
award in 1986. He is also an author, with his first book, Ice Cream As A
Clue To The Meaning Of The Meaning of the Universe, released last year.
Groves is the newest member of the Rocketown family of artists.
His album, Invitation To Eavesdrop, will release on July 17, 2001. He is a
singer/songwriter, following in the same vein as the other three who will
perform during the evening.
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