You've got a friend - music of james taylor & Carole king

Saturday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $55 VIP Includes seating on first two rows, Meet & Greet with Reception after show, 


You’ve Got a Friend’ is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance -  the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor.  Two long-time friends and collaborators, hit songwriter, Kirsti Manna (Blake Shelton’s ‘Austin’, among others) and national recording artist, Jonathan Birchfield, capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. 

Audiences have long enjoyed Kirsti’s unique artistry on piano and vocals and Jonathan’s velvet toned vocals and guitar.  Both artists have frequently been stylistically compared to Carole King and James Taylor. Now, with the same amazing onstage chemistry as those superstars, they take their audiences back in time with favorites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” 

In 2010 Carole King and James Taylor, two of the most celebrated singer-songwriters to ever hit the music scene, held their long awaited Live at the Troubadour reunion.  It came as no surprise to anyone that Kirsti Manna and Jonathan Birchfield were so inspired by that concert that it compelled them to create a show based on this timeless music. “There’s no one else I would want to perform this catalog with,” says Birchfield. Manna laughs and says, “I always told him we should work on this music together.  These songs are a perfect fit for us and it feels so natural.  I love it!” 

Kirsti and Jonathan have years of touring, performing and writing between them. They have have shared the stage with such artists as Brooks and Dunn, Ray Charles, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. And now they are sharing the stage not only with each other but with the songs of their musical mentors. 

“‘You’ve Got a Friend’ isn’t just a song title to us,” says Kirsti. "It’s our opportunity to pay homage to the music, the lyrics and the melodies, that moved us to become songwriters and performers."

Friends and music, the best combination. 

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$55 VIP Tickets 

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Jonathan Birchfield & Kristi Manna