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October 15, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Music at the Frist: Songwriter Ronny Criss and Friends

Cafe ~ FREE

  • Ronny Criss

  • Duo Sea Changerperform Heart is Home.

  • Ronny Criss sings North and South

As an artist and singer/songwriter Ronny Criss crafts original songs about life, love and the roads we travel. Born in Forrest City, AR and raised in Chicago, his varied life experience informs every lyric and note. Performing with wife Sarah, each song is delivered with a vocal blend that’s honest, beautiful and born from the heart. Ronny is currently writing and performing with some of Nashville’s hottest writers and performers. His newest project (with Shaun Byrne) is the Nashville-based duo Sea Changer.  Their debut release, Heart is Home (featuring Birdtalker), amassed more than 50,000 streams on Spotify, alone, in the first two weeks of availability. Ronny has also opened for such artists as Sara Evans, Big & Rich, Alan Jackson, and works with up-and-coming artists including Birdtalker, Molly Parden, and Katie Cole.

Join Ronny in the Frist Cafe to discover some of Nashville’s new talents as well as enjoy the tunes of some of the city's most esteemed songwriters. 

6:00 p.m. – Ronny Criss

6:30 – A round with Dana Romanello and Ronny & Sarah Criss

7:30pm – Sandy Garwood

Sandy Garwood was born in Louisville, KY, and grew up across the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, IN. She was based in Los Angeles for many years, where she played in area clubs and also worked in the movie industry. Meanwhile, on frequent trips to Nashville, she recorded original songs and had some chart success. Moving to Nashville in the early 90’s, Sandy worked as the business manager for a non-profit agency that supported independent living for adults with disabilities. Keeping a guitar in the office, she often gave spontaneous performances for clients in the office and played for the parties.  Now retired, she continues to perform at private events and as a volunteer with Musicians On Call, an organization that provides live music to patients in a number of Middle Tennessee hospitals. Sandy also volunteers her time at the Frist Art Museum.





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