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Performing the music of his idols Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Sebring-native Lee Allcorn will take the stage at the Port Charlotte Cultural Center on July 22nd.
Channeling the country legends, the singer/songwriter and his band are bringing ‘roots country’ back to Southwest Florida with a traditional sound and a message of family, faith, love and good ol’ country soul.
“I didn’t start playing country music until eight or nine years ago,” Allcorn said. “My roots are in church, that’s where I was at. I did praise and worship music a lot. The reason I got into country music is because I was writing country songs. I started writing the music and I wanted to share it with people. I saw this opportunity to form this band and promote some of our stuff but also do the classic country music.”
Allcorn’s music career began with writing Christians songs at his church where he preached for four years. He did so after a friend said he couldn’t remember a single sermon but could easily recall tons of songs. “I’m not propagating by standing up there. I’m enjoying music just like you. I enjoy a time out, have a drink with you; we’re having fun. I don’t want it to be preachy.”
As a self-proclaimed “tattooed, long-haired singer”, he says song-writing has been a life-long journey. “It all started growing up with my father, a Baptist preacher who played guitar, and my mother, a piano player. My real inspiration, these days, is my 25 years of marriage with Stacy and our life with our three kids and daughter-in-law. It’s all about family.”
The band’s sound ranges from honky tonk to heart-felt ballads, meanwhile also resembling the works of Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney. Allcorn will also perform tracks from his two regionally successful albums: “Let’s Go Somewhere” and “Southern County Soul”. Some of his popular originals include “Let’s Go Somewhere”, “Beer on My Bible” and “Married Alive”.
Advance tickets: $17, $13 for CC Members (limit 2 at the discount price
Day of Show: $17 – no discounts