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Socially Distant with Taylor Alexander with James Patrick Morgan

Saturday, October 17
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$0 to $25

Streaming live at YouTube.com/EOPLive

The livestream is FREE but we’re passing the hat for the musicians! To tip them visit Paypal/EOPresents.

Some socially-distant seating available:

Advanced tickets: $20 ($25 day of show)

TAYLOR ALEXANDER
After touring for six years in his alternative country band, Young America, folk artist Taylor Alexander moved to Nashville, where he busked on the streets for money. Later, Alexander would go on to turn chairs as a contestant on Season 12 of NBC’s The Voice, choosing to train under the tutelage of Adam Levine.

JAMES PATRICK MORGAN

Pop-Soul singer/songwriter James Patrick Morgan has just completed a collection of new music entitled: ART+WORK=LOVE. The EP illustrates his myriad of musical influences and crackles with the energy he brings to his live shows. Produced by studio ace David Huff, the EP is full of infectious grooves and pure soul, highlighting James’ love of R&B and funk music.

With an appreciation for artists that range from Sam Cooke and Freddie Mercury to Ray Charles and Dave Matthews, Morgan freely admits, laughing, “My brain really is just one big melting pot of music!” Already a favorite among the Atlanta music scene, the Georgia native has spent years honing his sound while playing 300+ shows a year, performing covers and originals as well. The new EP will give the rest of the world a chance to experience the soulful grooves and upbeat energy that are Morgan’s musical hallmark.

Growing up in a rural area in Athens, Morgan was exposed to the requisite country music hits early on, but his tastes soon ran much further and deeper than Top 40 country radio. DC Talk was one of the first groups that resonated with him vocally, and when he picked up a guitar in his senior year of high school, he began paying close attention to artists like John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, and Shawn Mullins.

An audition during college landed Morgan a spot as backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Virgin Records artist, Hope Partlow. The opportunity put him in front of Matt and Dean Serletic, who recognized James’ passion for a life on the stage right away, and the time he spent playing with Partlow cemented his desire to pursue a career as a singer.

Scott Patton, guitarist for Sugarland, saw James performing in 2010, and expressed a desire to team up creatively. The two ended up making an album together; five songs and a single called Back to LA. That relationship led to support slots for Sugarland and Jennifer Nettles.

“R&B, pop, and soul is where my heart lies for sure,” admits James. “I listened to Keith Sweat, Boyz II Men, and KC & Jo Jo — all this stuff that was nostalgia-driven. Then, I fell in love with the groove, so that made me want to be a pocket player; and, I’m also inspired by the “Dave Matthews jam” and the way he puts on a really good show. So, I try to pair all of that with the energy and raw emotion from singers I admire.”