HeavyDrunk with Renee Armand

Special Guest Johnny Mac


Franklin Theatre Sat, Oct 5 8:00 PM
$25 • $30 • $35
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show


HeavyDrunk met in Leiper’s Fork at the original Puckett’s playing Gospel and Old Soul every Open Mic Thursday and Gospel Sunday, which evolved into writing their own music. Concluding 2018, they went down the street to record at The Purple House, with Casey Wasner, to try and capture the noises they were making on stage to an EP. “I was outside busting smoker wood the first time I heard Hurricane Will on guitar. Being from Mississippi and growing up with the Blues, my first impression was that he had uncommon feel and depth for 17,” Rob Robinson of HeavyDrunk. Look for “HeavyDrunk and the Hurricane” EP due in 2019.

Renee Armand

Renee began her professional career at seventeen performing with John Handy’s fusion band in San Francisco. By the age of twenty she was discovered by Tony Bennett, mentored by Carmen McRea, and on the road with Woody Herman and Harry James as their last band singer. Her gift for live performance has taken her to every major city in the United State, Europe, Japan and Australia, on stages from a chicken-wire bar in Roswell, New Mexico, to Madison Square Garden, Albert Hall, The Budokan, and the Sydney Opera House.

She’s the voice of Oscar-winning soundtracks (“The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure), television themes, and commercials (Rice A Roni, Toyota) and has sung on albums with Michael Jackson, Linda Rondstadt, Little Feat, John Denver and Emmylou Harris.

Armand has written, sung and collaborated with many, including Hoyt Axton (“Boney Fingers,” her first country hit), and is the writer of Michael Jackson’s “One Day In Your Life.” Her own albums include “The RainBook” on A&M, “In Time” on RCA, and “The Coyote Sisters” on Motown, and “Listen.”

Sponsored by Jackson National Life

Presented by Franklin Theatre Live