Southern Soul At The Factory will showcase the stylings of Stacy Mitchart on March 18th in the Little Brick Theater.
Mitchart is a mix of down-home blues with a splash of soul that serves as a springboard for his canny storytelling and elegant guitar.
Mitchhart’s musical journey began in his native Cincinnati, Ohio, in a home where jazz guitar masters like Wes Montgomery and Johnny Smith were played on the stereo. Therefore it was natural that he gravitated to the six-string. As a child he saw the outrageous Little Richard on a TV show and was captivated by his showmanship. Little Richard looked and acted differently than anybody he had ever been exposed to. Today, Mitchhart has created his own brand of showmanship that brings audiences back again and again.
Another serious inspiration was Cincinnati guitarist and singer Frank Hedges, a musical preacher whose sons were also in Mitchhart’s first band. Mitchhart has always been a bandleader. He developed his sound and stagecraft at the helm of four groups in Cincinnati — climbing the pinnacle of the city’s blues scene. By the early ’90s he was the top blues act in Cincinnati. But when he played his first gigs in Nashville 18 years ago, he knew he’d found his musical home. He was offered the house band slot at Printers Alley’s famed Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar and thanks to the following he’s largely built in Nashville, Mitchhart has also performed in eight other countries.
“The truth is,” Mitchhart said, “I’m more comfortable onstage entertaining than I am in my own living room.
Doors open at 6pm. General Admission and Concessions. Presented by DrAlvin.com, Spring Station LifeStyle Magazine, BIGR Media, City Winery, Buca di Beppo, Flag World, Olivia Olive Oil, and Buttermilk Sky Pie.
Advance Online General Admission $18. At The Door $20. Purchase tickets here.
The Factory is located at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064.