Join us for Songwriters in the Round concert featuring original works by Andrew and Kate Kirby, Randy Brown, Heather Little and Connie Mims.
Connie Mims began her musical career in the ‘70’s in Texas, appearing everywhere from the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin to The Troubadour in Los Angeles. She served on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy as Education Chair (2005-2009), producing the annual GRAMMY Career Day for high school students. She founded and was the workshop coordinator for the North Houston Chapter (2008-2014) of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and NSAI East Texas in Tyler, TX (2013-2016). She has facilitated songwriting workshops for The Recording Academy, NSAI, the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, The Ozark Folk Center and Songwriters LAB. In 2009, she was awarded “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” from the Academy of Texas Music and “Best Singer/Songwriter 2015 Upper East Side of Texas” from the Reader’s Poll of County Line Magazine. A songwriter and publishing affiliate with BMI, Connie enjoys writing and co-writing for a variety of projects.
Heather Little was born in north-central Texas, and grew up around Austin and Dallas and all the music that thrives there. She is the co-writer of “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Me and Charlie Talkin’”, both recorded by Miranda Lambert; Sunny Sweeney’s “Helluva Heart”; and “Minefield,” on Travis Meadows’s album Killin’ Uncle Buzzy. And now you can hear more of her songwriting on Lindsey Harding’s album Sound of My Heart (including the title track)!
Born in Shreveport, LA, the son of an part-time itinerant Church of Christ preacher and cloistered songwriter. BrownRandy bought a $10 guitar on credit at the tender age of 12 and started writing songs at the age of 14. After moving from the big city of Dallas to the sleepy town of Mineola,TX in 1974 he took whatever musical jobs he could get playing in various country bar bands for 15 years or so. BrownRandy spent 11 years as a solo singer/songwriter winning a number of songwriting awards as well as recordin 2 solo CDs (Dream Big in 2007 and But Wait, There’s More… In 2013).
Andrew and Kate Kirby, are a light acoustic duo with fresh and light, original melodies and recognizable tunes about life experiences. Their folk rock sound is heavily influenced by classic rock, yet their close vocal harmonies and stringed instruments are true Americana. They have a combined musical career of more than 30 years experience, playing everything from festivals to private parties, to most any kind of event. The Kirbys are also the proprietors of the Big Sandy Music Hall, in Big Sandy, TX.
Tickets are $10.