Rising star, folk singer Josh Okeefe, has been announced as a special guest to perform at Kris Kristofferson’s exclusive London show on his birthday at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath on Friday 22nd June as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series 2018. Other special guests announced so far include Rufus Wainwright.
Catapulting himself into the spotlight Okeefe has already performed with the likes of Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson, earned headline festival spots, BBC Introducing radio appearances, as well as having his songs recorded by major label artists like Ashley Monroe and High Valley to name but a few.
His story starts in 2012 - Derby born Okeefe dropped out of school, travelled across the Atlantic and arrived in Nashville, TN in search of the places his idols Hank Williams and Johnny Cash once graced. He became a regular in the rock and roll clubs on the east side and the legendary honky-tonks on Lower Broadway; met a host of other musicians and began writing songs at an astonishing pace.
Over a couple of nights in his 350 sq. ft. Tennessee log cabin Okeefe recorded his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album with just a borrowed RCA Microphone from the 1960’s that vibrated its diaphragm and carbon to the to the voices of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Guy Clark along with other icons of country music.
Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Kris Kristofferson with special guests Rufus Wainwright, and Josh Okeefe - Friday 22nd June
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Highgate, London, NW3 7JR.