Nashville Celtic Rock Band Coming to the Alley | Arts & Culture
Nashville Celtic rock band Molly Ramone will come to West Tennessee on Thursday, May 17, when singer/songwriter Mark Harriman and Joe Khoury will perform at Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson. Beginning at 6 p.m., the event will be hosted by the Henderson Arts Commission in the alley off Main Street beside Frix-Jennings Clinic.
Originally from Leiceister, England, Harriman came to America in 1995 when he signed to Gravelsauce Records. Since then he has established himself as an integral part of the Nashville music scene. Khoury plays lead guitar and mandolin and sings backing vocals. He is a prominent session player and music producer in Nashville.
Regularly featured at both the Opryland Hotel and on Music Row, Molly Ramone has a delightful way of encouraging audiences to join the excitement by clapping or singing along to both traditional Irish ballads and newer Celtic rock music.
Around St. Patrick's Day, Molly Ramone released Irish After All, an album with an original song by the same title that was featured on Nashville's Lightning 100. Harriman currently is working on a new album, The Captain’s Bride, and plans to perform a sneak preview of some of its songs. The album's songs intertwine to tell a story of forbidden love, love deferred and love that stands the test of time.
At each Arts in the Alley, vendors sell work that includes items such as sewn crafts, paintings, wreaths, wood cuttings, altered art crafts, handmade soaps and photography. Vendors confirmed to date include: Tracey Snow of LillyKates with jewelry; Butterfly Vintage and Sunshine Smith with up-cycled vintage accessories and hand-painted decor items; LaVon's Timeless Treasures with local painter Barbara Long; and Stajah Lee Hoeflich displaying paintings in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and acrylic ranging in size from 8x10 to 30x44.
Booth spaces are $15 for non-members and $10 for Henderson Arts Commission members. Membership is $25 annually. The requirement for a having a booth is that the vendor is selling something handmade.
Celebrity grillers will cook hamburgers and hot dogs on site for brown bag specials. The meal includes two hot dogs or a hamburger, chips, drink and dessert for $6. The HAC brown bag special helps offset costs of Arts in the Alley events.
The Henderson Arts Commission exists to recognize, educate, enrich and entertain through the arts in Henderson, Chester County and the surrounding area. Arts in the Alley events are planned for third Thursdays throughout the spring, summer and fall. For more information about the event or becoming a vendor, visit http://www.facebook.com/HendersonArtsCommission or contact Jason Bramblett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-989-8019