For The Vista
Singer/songwriter/musician Mike Stone brings his unique blend of pop, soft rock and folk music to the Cumberland County Playhouse Mainstage on May 29, in a concert featuring his new music videos.
“Tonight I’m All With You,” created in collaboration with Tony Perry of Star Recording Studios features Ann Looney’s beautiful Italian accordion work, and the second video is entitled “Just Enough Rope,” featuring the music video debut of Playhouse star Jason Ross.
Rob Patton, one of the songs composers, makes a co-starring appearance as Jason’s partner in crime, along with Amy Davis and Dwayne Davis.
For this concert, these videos will be projected in full-stage format on CCP’s new media system, recently introduced in Les Misérables.
Artists appearing with Mike have both national and Tennessee credits including The NY Philharmonic, and have played with legendary artists Kenny Rogers and Johnny Paycheck, to name a few. Ben Graves has been a neo-folk/classical guitarist, a jazz saxophonist, and the lead singer in a band that would become the platinum-selling hard rock outfit “Fuel.” He studied with avant-garde maverick Anthony Braxton, Ghanaian master-drummer Abraham Adzinyah and pop icon Billy Joel.
Ronnie Sullivan (guitar/vocals) has opened for Leroy Parnell, Exile, David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck and more.
He is currently a singer and lead guitarist with the “Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Blues” band.
Glen Holverson (sax) toured the USA in the late 60’s with Buddy and the Citations. Since then he has continued a lifelong affair with jazz, rock and all styles.
On keyboards is Bob Sweat, a graduate of University of Tennessee in Music Education, Bob Sweat has toured or played with Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Isaac Hayes, Cher, Eddie Arnold, Dinah Shore and many others.
Mark Featherston (sax) has a B.S. from Tennessee Tech, M.M.A. from Belmont University. Mark created and arranged the horn charts for this show.
Jeff White (trumpet) played jazz trumpet up and down the east coast with the Bo Thorpe Orchestra. He currently plays trumpet with the Big Band Sound and Four Horns Group based in Cookeville.
CW Pemberton (drums) plays with the “Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Blues” band, does session work and gives private lessons.
Robert Thatch (trombone) teaches music and holds a BM degree from Tennessee Tech.
Mike Stone is a Playhouse “Founding Family” member who appeared in early Playhouse productions.
To purchase tickets, visit www.ccplayhouse.com or call the box office at 931-484-5000.