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May 16, 2013

Stone concert features new music videos May 29

CROSSVILLE — Singer/songwriter/musician Mike Stone brings his unique blend of pop, soft rock and folk music to the Cumberland County Playhouse Mainstage 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 titled "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 Stone have both national and Tennessee credits, including The New York 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. Except for a stint in 2005 working with the New York Philharmonic in New York, he has lived in Nashville since 2003, where he has worked as a sideman with country artists Rebecca Lynn Howard, James Otto and Amy Dalley.

Skippy Bean (bass/vocals) has played with many artists including Gary Puckett, Bonnie Delaney & Friends and Kenny Rogers. 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 '60s with Buddy and the Citations. Since then he has continued a lifelong affair with jazz, rock and all styles of music.

On  keyboards is Bob Sweat, a graduate of University of Tennessee in music education, 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, and M.M.A. from Belmont University. He retired from the 129th Army Band (TN National Guard) after 30 years. Featherston 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. A native of Tennessee, Thatch has performed for more than 20 musicals at Cumberland County Playhouse.

Tennessee Arts Commission member, music teacher and CCP board member Ann Looney makes a special appearance on accordion. Backup vocals are by local favorites Patty Payne, Regina Stephens and Ashley Krohn, plus surprise guests.  

Stone is a Playhouse "Founding Family" member who appeared in early Playhouse productions alongside his late mother, Joanne Harrison Stone. In the '60s, as a guitar student of Playhouse, Broadway and movie star Bob Gunton, Stone was chosen by Mary Crabtree to succeed Gunton in the role of "Johnny Timberlake," the guitar-playing guardian of Tennessee's wilderness in Paul Crabtree's Tennessee, USA. Stone is an area business leader and partner in TAP Publishing Company, and a corporate sponsor of CCP since it began. Stone's grandmother, the late Margaret Keyes Harrison, joined banker Moses Dorton and founding CCP director Paul Crabtree as the theater's original incorporators. 

Currently showing is Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 - The Musical (rated PG-13 and sponsored by The Conference Center at Fairfield Glade) through July 14th. Upcoming shows and concerts are Smoke on the Mountain, May 24-Aug 2 (rated G except for that one word, sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store); a unique love story in The King and I, June 14-Aug 30 (rated G and sponsored by Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn); and Leroy Troy & the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in concert June 21, sponsored by Mariner’s Pointe Resort. To purchase tickets, visit our website at www.ccplayhouse.com or call the box office at 931-484-5000. 

All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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