Meet Andi and Ken

Andi and Ken

Thursday August 7

Oliver Community Stage and Park

6:30 – 8:00 Concert

4:30 – 8:30 Market

Bring a lawnchair or blanket

Food and Beverages vendor available

Admission by Donation : suggested minimum $3 – $5 per adult 

Andi-pic-3-39518_218x218Here’s Andi’s bio posted on Lucky Diamond Music: Oliver BC native, Andi Zack, moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter after an impressive run as a cartoon voice over actor for Chinook Animation in Calgary, Alberta. Andi can be “heard” performing in over 100 features released by the company in numerous countries around the world.

Shortly after moving to music city, Andi interned for publisher Ginny Johnson and producer Billy Joe Walker. There she got to experience the music business in full swing, working with Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt and Billy Ray Cyrus. She then signed her first publishing deal and  landed her first top 20 hit in 2010 with a song she co-wrote called “Beer On The Table” recorded by Columbia recording artist Josh Thompson which reached #16 on the respected U.S. Billboard Chart.

Since then she’s had songs recorded by artists such as Danielle Peck, Dawson Reigns,  Elle Maze, Etta Britt and two songs produced by Vince Gill on his daughter, Jenny’s debut record.

Andi’s aspirations didn’t stop there.  In 2011 she incorporated her own film production company called “Lemonade Maker Productions”. In 2012 she has been credited with producing and directing multiple music video’s including four for CMT and GAC television. Sony, Columbia and Warner Brothers Records have all put their faith in Andi to take the video helm with their artists including Josh Thompson, The Dirt Drifters, Bush Hawg and Adam Hood.

While enjoying the success of Lemonade Maker, Andi is still very focused on her songwriting and has just signed a new contract with Nashville’s Diamond Eye Music.

Note: Andi just sent off 11 new songs to be mastered on CD — maybe we’ll hear a few of those fresh lyrics and vocals Thursday night!

And here’s something about Ken:

ken johnsonBorn and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Ken Johnson is a Nashville, Tennessee based singer songwriter putting his music out there with a guitar and his unique southern soulful raspy voice… Ken is an up and coming singer/songwriter regularly co-writing with the best of the best in music city and is one of Nashville’s most sought after session vocalists.

As a staff writer at Combustion Music Nashville, Ken has written songs recorded by many artists such as Craig Morgan, Josh Thompson, Uncle Kracker, Joey and Rory, The Farm, Ty Stone and Tyler Farr among others. Ken even wrote and released an album with Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton! 

He has achieved Top 40 Airplay successHe co-wrote the recent top 40 hit “Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone” released by Craig Morgan, as well as last year’s smash hit “Beer on the Table” recorded by Josh Thompson. As a writer Ken has placed singles on the charts with artists in the U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada and across Europe along with numerous film and TV placements.

He had three songs appearing in the second season of the ABC television show “Nashville.” Clare Bowen sang Ken’s song “Every time I Fall In Love,” which is available on iTunes. Ken’s song “Who Do You Think You Are” was also featured in Fall 2013 on the hit TV show “Hart of Dixie”. Ken also co-wrote the opening track for the major motion picture, “The Marine”.  In 2012, Ken released his own album, “Dang Good Day,” in association with Warner Chappell Music Nashville and Combustion Music.

Ken has also performed on TV’s Good Morning America as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On the business side, Ken and Grammy winning and platinum album-selling producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Third Day, Skillet) have now partnered in a new joint venture to seek out and produce new talent.  Ken is currently a staff writer at Lucky Diamond Music in Nashville, in conjunction with his own publishing company opened in January of 2012, MaxMarlee Music.