Arts Council presents Billy Buchanan performing his Pioneers of Rock and Soul Show
Name: Arts Council presents Billy Buchanan performing his Pioneers of Rock and Soul Show
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The Arts Council of Greater Palatka is excited to announce a touring production at the Larimer Arts Center with Billy Buchanan performing his Pioneers of Rock and Soul Show. Billy will be performing on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Historic Larimer Arts Center located at 216 Reid St., Palatka. Show starts at 7:00PM. Tickets are $15.00 and reservations are recommended. You may reserve by calling the Arts Council at 386-328-8998.
The Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul Show is a nonstop, no holds barred production that pays tribute to many of the essential soul, blues, and early rock trailblazers. The shows founder and star, Billy Buchanan, portrays Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, and many others with an unbelievable authenticity. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, the city where DJ Alan Freed first coined the phrase "Rock and Roll", Billy has a deep musical heritage. He was nominated for a Dove Award for his role in the touring production, Hero The Rock Opera, and was nominated for two Sunny Awards at The Sunburst Celebrity Impersonator’s Convention. His latest EP, “ShagShuffleShimmyShakeSwing Vol. 1”, was released in January 2018.
As an award winning recording artist, Billy Buchanan has released six albums as a solo artist, two albums with the band Fusebox, and another album with the band Beehive. He’s had three Top 20 songs on the CCM charts and has performed in all 50 states and in 26 countries. As a sideman and multi instrumentalist, he's played bass, guitar, keyboards, or sang background vocals for many great artists, including Grammy winners Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait, and John Carter Cash. As a songwriter, he's written songs with Dave Cobb, Busbee, Mike Hartnett, Marc Byrd, and other established writers. He was a Top 3 finalist in The PGA Tour Songwriting Competition, a winner of The Atlanta Local Music Award, a winner of The Battle for Florida Award, a Top 3 finalist in the Yamaha Music
Showcase (two years in a row), and a Top 5 finalist in Buzz Magazine’s "Musicians For Homelessness" songwriting competition. Even with all of this success, Billy has never forgotten where he came from and the artists that inspired him as a child. That is why he created The Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul Show; To pay tribute to the city that he loves and the music that changed his life and the lives of millions around the world.
Billy has opened for or shared the stage with Tower of Power, Jersey Boys On Tour, Harry
Connick Jr., Betty LaVette, The Four Tops, Morris Day and The Time, Chaka Khan, KC & The
Sunshine Band, Funky Meters, Josh Turner, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Brothers Osborne, David Ryan Harris, Shawn Mullins, Sixpence None The Richer, JohnnySwim, The New Orleans Suspects, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joy Williams (from The Civil Wars), Super Cat, G Love and Special Sauce, 24-7 Spyz, Switchfoot, Extreme, P.O.D, N'Dea Davenport (from The Brand New Heavies), Skillet, Alice In Chains, Rebecca St. James, Saltn-Pepa, and Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland) to name few.
The Arts Council is the Local Designated Arts Agency for Putnam County and is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization. We are always in need of volunteers if interested call the number below.
Concerts at the Larimer are supported in part by The City of Palatka, memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
For more info please visit www.artsinputnam.org or call 386-328-8998