The Alonzo Pennington Band

The Clemens Fine Arts Center will present a Backstage Pass performance with The Alonzo Pennington Band on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Alonzo Pennington is a multi-award-winning guitar player who has been performing his own music – a unique blend of rock, country and blues – since he was thirteen years old. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the Princeton, Ky., band which also includes Andy Torian on keyboard; LJ Granstaff on bass and background vocals; and James “Top” Crenshaw on drums.

The band’s musical style combines a smattering of vintage Allman Brother Band, a dash of Stevie Ray Vaughn, a spoonful of James Burton, a dollop of Danny Gatton, and pinch of Jerry Reed. “All these ingredients make for a rousing musical stew that will keep the audience clapping all night,” said Gail Robinson-Butler, Clemens Fine Arts Center director.

Pennington recently played guitar, fiddle, mandolin and sang background vocals for country music legend John Michael Montgomery. While working for Montgomery, Pennington also had the opportunity to play with him at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville.

The Backstage audience will get to be onstage with The Alonzo Pennington Band in an intimate coffeehouse setting. Coffee and desserts will be available for a minimal charge throughout the evening. Tickets are $5 at the door. The Clemens Fine Arts Center is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

For more information contact Julie Moore, Clemens Fine Arts Center box office manager, at (270) 534-3212 or julie.moore@kctcs.edu.