FRI 12/08: Shawn Camp LIVE!
Don’t miss this! Celebrated singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and Perryville, Arkansas, native Shawn Camp comes home this December!
Join us on Friday, December 8, at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater for a homecoming concert with two-time Grammy Award-winner Shawn Camp!
Experience this one-night-only, intimate, solo acoustic performance as Shawn weaves country, bluegrass, and Americana music into his songwriting magic that’s topped the charts for more than 30 years!
Tickets are $25 each with general admission seating on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with showtime at 8:00 p.m.
Some careers can be described with a couple of words, but Shawn Camp’s isn’t one of them. A bold and distinctive singer, a songwriter who has provided material for artists ranging from Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, and Ricky Skaggs, to Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, and Brooks & Dunn, with hits such as “Two Pina Coladas” (Garth Brooks), “Nobody But Me” (Blake Shelton), “Would You Go With Me” (Josh Turner), “River Of Love” (George Strait), and Billy Currington’s hit single “Love Done Gone”.
Along with being a hit writer, he is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who’s played as a touring/recording musician with everyone from Jerry Reed, Suzy Bogguss, Trisha Yearwood, Shelby Lynn, and Alan Jackson to the Osborne Brothers, Guy Clark and John Prine.
Camp also co-produced a compilation tribute album for his friend and hero Guy Clark, “Guy Clark: This One’s For Him,” which was #1 on the Americana Charts for several weeks in the spring of 2012 and voted Americana Album of the Year 2012. Grammy nominated for Folk Album of the Year 2012, the album is a virtual who’s who of Americana/Texas/Country music featuring more than 30 recording artists, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Verlon Thompson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Camp went on to co-produce and win the Grammy for Folk Album of the Year 2013, for Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You.”
Camp’s music sprawls across the lines that divide Country, Americana, Bluegrass, and roots Rock. His solo records, the self-titled “Shawn Camp” (Warner Bros), “Lucky Silver Dollar,” “Fireball,” and “1994,” further prove Camp to be one of Nashville’s most unique talents.
He’s also a member of The World-Famous Headliners, an All-Star Band made up of Camp and veteran writers Big Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin, along with Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow.
He is the lead singer for The Earls Of Leicester, an acoustic band that consists of legendary Bluegrass musicians Jerry Douglas, Jeff White, Daniel Kimbro, Charlie Cushman, and Johnny Warren. The band performs and records only the music of Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. They capture the essence of the sounds of that period in an effort to bring the old style back into the psyche of the modern world. The Earls of Leicester won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album 2015 and made a huge sweep at The International Bluegrass Music Association’s IBMA Awards Show winning Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. Camp won Male Vocalist of the Year and Jerry Douglas won Dobro Player of the Year.
Any time day or night, he is either writing songs, performing shows, or recording. His life’s work speaks for itself. For more information on Shawn Camp, please visit his entry in the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas.