Free concert to welcome students set for Aug. 27

Posted on August 21, 2012

Wendell Kimbrough

The Class of 2016 as well as returning and transfer students will be treated to a free concert by Washington, D.C.-based musician Wendell Kimbrough on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the home of Erskine President Dr. David Norman. Erskine faculty and staff members are also welcome to attend.

The concert will take place in the backyard and a free ice cream sundae bar will be provided. Students are advised to bring blankets or towels to sit on as they enjoy the music.

Kimbrough’s recordings include Things that Can’t be Taught, released in 2011, and his 2009 debut album, Find Your Way Home. He has shared the stage with indie artists Elizabeth and the Catapult and Damien Jurado.

He began his music-making activities as a toddler with a talent for melodic humming. A church pianist discovered this talent, and Kimbrough gave his first performance—a hummed rendition of an old hymn–at a Presbyterian church in Clio, Ala.

Now performing as a vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Kimbrough has gained a loyal fan base in the D.C. area for his narrative folk/soul/jazz music.