Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith in Concert
As far as Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith are concerned, their concerts are all about great songs – their own and the ones they will write with songwriters of all ages during their week-long residency here at LCCC. These Nashville transplants have had long and successful careers as singer/songwriters.
Jonathan Kingham wrote his first song in 1996 and has won first place in The Unisong International Song Contest, twice placed in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest, won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition in Folk as well as the Overall Grand Prize out of 33,000 entries, and was awarded first place in the Gospel category of the ISC songwriting contest.
Ryan Shea Smith is also a veteran songwriter and recipient of multiple songwriting awards, including his sophomore release “Stay Awhile,” which is a John Lennon song contest winner. Jonathan splits his time between touring, writing, recording and producing. He also plays keyboard and steel guitar for Toad the Wet Sprocket. Ryan, who honed his musical skills at the University of Washington and through a steady touring schedule, is known for his incomparable singing voice and his command of keyboard and guitar.
Also performing as part of this concert will be our area songwriters who Jonathan and Ryan will work with all week on campus, so you won’t want to miss this performance in the intimate Cirigliano Studio Theatre. If you are interested in participating in the songwriting workshops, please contact Janet Herman Barlow at (440) 366-7105. Although this event is free, tickets are required because seating is limited in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre, so get your tickets early.
Tickets for this event are FREE. Pick yours up at the box office when you next visit Stocker Arts Center.