Songwriters in the Round: Mike Kinnebrew, Jennifer Daniels and Stephanie Staples
Premium: $26 (Day of show: $31)
Reserved: $22 (Day of show: $27)
“Mike Kinnebrew has a unique way of pulling people into his songs, through his gently demanding voice and melodies, to speak a little truth to you.” –Matthew Perryman Jones
Mike Kinnebrew is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently residing in Macon, Georgia.
When Mike performs, he creates a connection with audiences. He’s relatable; his life and his loves are wound through his music. Mike’s music is laced with familiarity and comfort, and his lyrics tell the story of his heart. His passion for music and its ability to engage is made evident by the swell of enthusiastic fans, some of whom are fellow musicians:
Mike has performed in many venues such as Smith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA), The Capitol Theatre (Macon, GA), and Special Guest appearances at The Old Edwards Inn (Highlands, NC). Mike has performed with Oteil Burbidge (The Allman Brothers Band), Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Matthew Perryman Jones, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, Gabe Dixon (Tedeschi Trucks Band), and Andrew Ripp.
Mike traveled to Nashville in 2010 to record his 1st CD, “Between the Living and the Dying” at the famed Smoakstack studio. Produced by Andy Hunt (Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Third Day).
In 2019, Mike returned to the Smoakstack to record singles, “Where the Big Waves Are” and “Just Getting Started”. Produced by Paul Moak (Matt Kearney, The Civil Wars, Dave Barnes, Gabe Dixon, etc.).
“Jennifer’s sound wanders from alt-country to haunting folk rock delivering her poetry
with an urgency to match it’s message.”
“The South that Jennifer writes of is the William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor South. Darkly romantic, hot and humid, haunted and gothic. This is music that seems to have grown slowly from some rich, dark soil.”
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Alongside husband Jeff Neal, who contributes tasteful guitar and mandolin support, Daniels first caught the attention of music fans in live settings—beginning in 1999—with her supple, dynamic voice and physical, absorbing delivery. It began in time-honored, grassroots fashion, with gigs in Chattanooga, Tennessee—just down the mountain from home—then short forays around the southeastern U.S. and then regular hauls up and down the East Coast and, finally, jaunts across the country, with as many as 200 dates each year.
Nashville-based international singer-songwriter Stephanie Staples has ministered and performed around the world for over two decades, taking her passionate and contemplative music to a variety of venues in the USA, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Canada, and across the United Kingdom and Europe. Her long list of credits includes festivals, retreats, universities, schools (elementary, middle, and high schools), churches, conferences, campus ministries, multiple centers for disadvantaged youth/inner city ministries, military bases, and shelters for the homeless.
Staples has written and recorded eight full albums and an EP. Her latest record, Love Broke Through was produced by Jeremy Casella and features musicians Phil Keaggy, Blair Masters, Nathan Dugger, Byron House, and many others.
Stephanie’s studio albums tell part of her story but it is in her live performances that she truly shines, captivating audiences and fostering a reflective and prayerful atmosphere as she pours the full depth of her life experiences into her music, not shying away from the reality of suffering and dark times but reflecting a light that persists through it all. Her songs are soothing, reflective, and hopeful and many have said that her humor and shared between songs have similar impact.
In January of 2023 of Stephanie began working with producer Mitch Dane on another record (her 9th), set to be released in the Fall of 2023.
Stephanie and her husband Erik live in Franklin, TN with their two young daughters.