Clemens Fine Arts Center to Kick Off First Backstage Pass Concert

Sep 6, 2018

The Clemens Fine Arts Center at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College will be hosting a Backstage Pass series this fall/winter featuring singer-songwriters of the surrounding area. The first concert of the series will be taking place this weekend, and featured performers Shaina Goodman and Lane Davis visited Sounds Good to discuss their music and the event. 

The Clemens Fine Arts Center aims to highlight the singer-songwriters of the area with their upcoming Backstage Pass series. The concerts will be set up in a round robin, meaning all musicians will remain on stage throughout the performance and take turns singing songs. There will also be live collaborations between the musicians as they harmonize or play on one another's songs. The first Backstage Pass series will feature musicians Shaina Goodman, Lane Davis, and Jenny Johnson.

Shaina Goodman is a WKMS veteran, having won the WKMS Battle of the Bands in 2016 and performed on Live Lunch. Goodman is the front woman of The Savage Radley, a delta rock band based out of Murray, Kentucky. She recently returned from a Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency in Beluthahatchee, Florida. One of the songs she wrote while on that retreat is featured during the interview. 

Lane Davis is a western Kentucky native, but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Davis recently released an album, Open Hearts, Open Homes, which raised funds to help families in the process of adoption. She combines elements of country and folk in her writing, with detailed story-telling and relatable narratives. An example of Davis' storytelling craft is demonstrated in the interview.

Jenny Johnson, although not featured in this segment, is the third performer of the Backstage Pass concert this Saturday. Creating a unique sound with flavors of bluegrass, soul, and folk, the southern Illinois musician aims to write about the neighborhood heroes whose stories can often be overlooked or unheard. 

The Backstage Pass Series concert will take place on Saturday, September 8th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clemens Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available online for $8 and at the box office door the night of the show for $10. You can also order tickets at the advance price over the phone by calling the box office at 270-534-3212 prior to the 8th. Seating will be general admission. 

For more information on the Clemens Fine Arts Center or their upcoming events, visit their website.