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Willis Alan Ramsey and Keith Sykes

Willis Alan Ramsey & Keith Sykes

Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 PM on the main stage at GPAC.

On Thursday, April 11, Willis Alan Ramsey and Keith Sykes will share the stage in our acoustically perfect hall at GPAC. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to experience these legendary Americana masters performing their original songs in our intimate, unique space. For fans and new listeners alike, this will be a show full of lyrics, sounds, and personalities to remember.

Willis Alan Ramsey is an eminent American singer/songwriter and a cult legend among fans of Americana and Texas country. He released his self-named, critically acclaimed album Willis Alan Ramsey on the Shelter label in 1972. The album included “Muskrat Candlelight,” which was covered (under the title “Muskrat Love”) by America in 1973 and by Captain & Tennille in 1976. Several other notable artists have gone on to cover his witty, introspective songs, including Widespread PanicWaylon JenningsJimmy Buffett, and so many more. In 2000, Ramsey appeared at Austin City Limits to showcase his classic hits and new, unreleased material.

In the last 40 years, Keith Sykes has become a renowned storyteller and a massively successful songwriter with credits on over 100 songs recorded by artists from Rosanne Cash to George Thorogood. He toured the country with Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and recorded the Volcano album after co-writing the title track with Jimmy. Touring every corner of America and playing in just about every conceivable kind of venue, he has appeared on Saturday Night Live and Austin City Limits and hosted songwriter nights on Memphis’ legendary Beale Street with many of music’s most talented songwriters.

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Apr 11 2024


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm



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Germantown Performing Arts Center
1801 Exeter Rd. Germantown, TN 38138


Germantown Performing Arts Center, The Grove at GPAC
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