Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Nick Norman & Joal Rush

Key West Theater and The Big Stage Productions presents

Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Nick Norman & Joal Rush

Sun, February 10, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room

Key West, FL

$25.00 - $45.00

This event is 21 and over

$45 VIP TICKETS INCLUDE:

Reserved table seating 

Early entry with free hors d'oeuvres from 6-6:30

Meet & Greet with artists

Signed poster

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An intimate evening featuring local songwriters and their original works. Hear the stories behind the songs in one of Key West's best kept secrets, the Back Stage Listening Room at the Key West Theater. Full bar // Limited seating

Nick Norman
Nick Norman
Immediately recognizable, Nick is known for two distinctive gifts: his soulful voice and infectious smile. It's hard to imagine that as a young boy he was told he would never be good enough to sing in the church's youth ensemble in Columbia, South Carolina where he grew up. Today he is truly the man with a golden voice; a talented singer/songwriter who delights his audiences with soulful and inspirational performances.

It was during his childhood when Nick first acquired his passion for music; his father played guitar, while his mother encouraged him to write. Attending Baptist church exposed him to the awe inspiring power of the choir. “It was how I first learned that you can truly make people feel what you feel, by believing in what you are singing. They sang from their hearts and that is something I believe that cannot be faked.”

As a young man listening to South Carolina’s emerging musicians of the time, such as Edwin McCain and Hootie and the Blowfish, he was also drawing from the styles of legendary artists including Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Inspired by an eclectic array of influences Nick created a sound all his own.

Branching out from his home state he performed on stages all over the southeast, eventually finding his way to the Southernmost city of Key West. As his solo acoustic shows were drawing crowds, Nick’s songwriting was steadily being fueled by the artistic vibe of the island blending with his native southern roots.

In 2010, Nick collaborated with longtime friends Jon Stone & Lee Brice resulting in the recording of his first studio album Hey Cheater. This heartfelt album gave fans a raw look into the personal hardships of Nick’s life by putting his heart on his sleeve in songs such as “Libba Don’t Call” and "Varela St”. Quickly becoming a Key West anthem, “Good Whiskey” can be heard by local musicians throughout Key West on any given evening.

With the support of an expanding fan base eager to hear his original music, Nick released his self produced album It’s About Time in April of 2015. While Nick has taken on many hats through his musical career including producer, director and entrepreneur - his passion lies in live performances & songwriting.

Currently, when Nick is not on the road, he is writing and recording for new projects.
Joal Rush
Joal Rush
South Carolina born and bred musician Joal Rush has spent plenty of time in Key West, honing his craft as a live performer. Last year, Rush made a move to Nashville to focus more on songwriting/co-writing. Joal fuses his eclectic style, with resounding melodies and heartfelt lyrics. This dynamic performer/singer/songwriter continues on the path to a promising career in the music community.
Venue Information:
Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040
https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/