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The Southgate House Revival - Sanctuary
Fri November 20, 2020 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Ward Davis, Josh Morningstar

$20 ADV / $25 DOS / 4-Pack $60
Ward Davis

Ward Davis is an American Singer/Songwriter from Southeast Arkansas. Since moving to Nashville in 2000, Ward has written songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw and many others. While writing has always been a passion for Ward, his first true love is singing and playing. In early 2015, he teamed up with Grammy Winning producer Jim “Moose” Brown to record his first full-length album of original material. The album, “15 Years in a 10 Year Town,” will include eight self-penned songs along with the Ed Bruce classic, “Old Wore Out Cowboys,” a collaboration with Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson. That album is scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2015. 

On top of having his own solo career, in 2009, Ward, along with friends Rick Huckaby & Matt Nolen, formed the alt-country band, The Beagles in Nashville. Since then they have written and recorded two studio albums – “Meet the Beagles” in 2010 & “Mucho Dos Grande,” in 2012. They were featured on the A&E original series “Crazy Hearts Nashville” in 2014 and performed background vocals on the song they wrote for Trace Adkins, “So What If I Do.” The Beagles will also be performing the theme song of the soon to be released comedy/drama, “Still The King,” starring Billy Ray Cyrus on CMT.

Josh Morningstar
Josh Morningstar is a person that lays it all out, in rhyme form, for us all. Yes, there’s been trouble in his past. Yes, there’s more than likely some more trouble in his future-trouble just seems to follow guys like him, regardless of whether its self-inflicted or by happenstance. But, somehow, he’s able to take all that trouble, all that pain, and turn it into something beautiful. This is an artist that gives everything to his art-Van Gogh cut off his ear for his muse; Morningstar cuts out pieces of himself, examines it through the eyes of a humorist with a sense of Shakespearean tragedy, and gives it to the world in three-and-a-half minute sonnets that can make you cry tears of laughter and anguish at the same time. At the same time, his sound has a bit more “twang” than most folk music fans are accustomed to. It’s this live show-full of pain, laughter, reality, good times and bad-that has earned Josh Morningstar opening spots for a veritable “who’s who” of country and folk music these days.Morningstar has earned the respect of the old guard, counting many of his heroes among his admirers and friends. His friends and tour buddies with folk legend Todd Snider, an artist Morningstar is often compared to thanks to his humorous, observational storytelling-Morningstar describes his own live show as “half song, half stand up.” His mentor, Billy DonBurns, has written songs for Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Sammy Kershaw, and others. Morningstar has also toured with Waylon Jennings’ youngest son Elliott, Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, Travis Tritt, Jason Isbell, Tyler Childers, Travis Meadows, and many others.His dedication has been paying off-fast rising country artist Cody Jinks who has recorded a Morningstar composition-a song called “Must Be The Whiskey”-for his new record “Lifers”. “Whiskey” was released as a single and debuted at #1 on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, as well as climbing to #1 on the Texas Radio chart), and Morningstar just completed a tour with fellow folk musician Colter Wall, an artist produced by Nashville’s newest “go-to” guy, Dave Cobb.Morningstar can be known as a versatile songwriter. He has an upcoming cowriting session with hit songwriter Kendall Marvel-Marvel, a native of Southern Illinois, who has written “mainstream country” number one songs for Jake Owen and others, as well as over sixty cowrites with some guy named Stapleton. As in, Chris Stapleton.