Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Finnegan Bell (Shane Williams & Warren Bazemore) with Chris Weaver

Key West Theater and The Big Stage Productions presents

Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Finnegan Bell (Shane Williams & Warren Bazemore) with Chris Weaver

Sat, March 9, 2019

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

Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room

Key West, FL

$25.00 - $45.00

$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 South Carolina natives, Warren Bazemore and Shane Williams, best known as Finnegan Bell, 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

Finnegan Bell
Finnegan Bell
Finnegan Bell has been making music together out of the Southeast since Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore started writing together in the dorms of The University of South Carolina in the mid 90's. Prior to signing with Sony/BMG/Essential records Williams and Bazemore sold over 70,000 copies of their independent records leading 17 Magazine to dub them, "one of the most popular independent bands in the Southeast." Since leaving Nashville and their record deal behind, Williams and Bazemore have relocated to the coast of South Carolina and rebranded under the name Finnegan Bell. The goal today remains the same as it has always been: meaningful songwriting and engaging live shows that make listeners feel as if they have been invited into someone's living room. With a blend of americana, folk, rock and roll and gospel influences Finnegan Bell offers a sound that is unique and rooted in the landscape of the region they grew up in and call home. Williams and Bazemore have shared the stage over the years with a wide range of artists including: Nickel Creek, Members of Allison Krauss and Union Station, Jars of Clay, Leigh Nash, Caedmon's Call, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Members of Hootie and the Blowfish, Danielle Howle and many other great national and regional artists.
Chris Weaver
Chris Weaver
Chris Weaver was born to perform. Mixing southern rock, soul, and country blues, Chris and his band are inspiring crowds all around the world on the heels of releasing their sophomore CD, American Dreamer. Attending a Chris Weaver performance is a spiritual experience you don't want to miss!

Born in West Virginia, Chris Weaver grew up in a music inspired house hold which helped shape his unique sound and style. Chris' father played in bands and helped introduce Chris to influences ranging from Tom Petty and Bob Seger to John Mellencamp and Joe Cocker. "I wanted to write like them and sing like them but just do it in a way that would be my own," says Chris. "It's all I ever remember wanting to do." After short stints in politics and radio, Chris moved to Nashville and "played every place that sold chicken" to get his start.

In 2010 Chris released his first album, Standing in Line, showcasing his vocal, writing and performing abilities. The band toured for a year around the country before releasing the album to college, Americana, AAA, and country radio. The album, live performances, and radio support helped propel Chris to being named as one of Billboard's "10 Artists to Watch in 2013."

Collaborating with legendary producer, Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Timothy B. Schmit, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd) for American Dreamer, Chris and his band hit new heights. The sophomore release showcases Chris' soulful, gritty passion for songs that define the American fabric – determination, love, family life, faith in a higher power, and the hopefulness of the American Dream. Guest performers on the record include Jack Pearson on slide guitar and Kim Carnes on back ground vocals. Chris also co-wrote all songs on the album. From the emotive album opener "Gravy Train," soulful tracks "Raise the Dead" and "California High" to the breezy ballad "I Should Have Said That" and the Springsteen-esque "Time Has Wings," Weaver is a lyrical craftsman whose music is both riveting and unclassifiable.

"It's been quite the journey to this point" says Chris. "Standing in Line opened a lot of doors for me. American Dreamer is me."

Born in West Virginia, Chris Weaver grew up in a music inspired house hold which helped shape his unique sound and style. Chris' father played in bands and helped introduce Chris to influences ranging from Tom Petty and Bob Seger to John Mellencamp and Joe Cocker. "I wanted to write like them and sing like them but just do it in a way that would be my own," says Chris. "It's all I ever remember wanting to do." After short stints in politics and radio, Chris moved to Nashville and "played every place that sold chicken" to get his start.
Venue Information:
Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040
https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/