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Nashvilles Johnny Appleseed performing at Backstage Pass in the Clemens Center April 2

PADUCAH, KY. (March 17, 2016) - The Clemens Fine Arts Center welcomes Johnny Appleseed to the stage for the Backstage Pass series Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Johnny Appleseed, founded in 2012 by a group of young musicians from Nashville, Tenn., captures the sounds and styles of Bob Wills? western swing, Ray Price?s country shuffles, Elvis? early hard hitting rockabilly and Count Basie?s big band swing. The band mixes all these sounds together and delivers it with a contemporary flair to a new audience.

Nashville Scene says, we caught a little portion of local honky-tonk outfit Johnny Appleseeds killer and remarkably tight performance those dudes make true-blue American country music in the classic sense of the term.

Band members are Casey Driscoll on fiddle, Jon Estes on bass, Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars, Brett Resnick on pedal steel, Mark Sloan on guitars and vocals and Andrew Squire on drums.

Put these guys all on one stage and something great happens - you enjoy harmonized lead lines, ripping solos and fantastic arrangements abound, said Brian Heller, WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center director.

Tickets are $5 at the door in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The audience will be seated on stage with the performers in an intimate, coffeehouse setting. Beverages and desserts will be available throughout the evening at a minimal cost.

Summer classes at WKCTC begin in May. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for program offerings.