Sound Wall to host monthly supper club July 19; Jack Barksdale and Ben Danaher in concert July 31


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Opelika Observer

The Sound Wall’s monthly Supper Club returns July 19 will feature culinary masterpieces from Wilton’s Catering Executive Chef Chris Wilton and live jazz music performed by local saxophonist Patrick McCurry.
With only 32 seats available, those interested in attending are encouraged to go ahead and purchase their tickets. They cost $55 each and are available through
Guests are invited to bring their own beer and enjoy the fellowship, food and music. For more information, call 334-575-3477 or visit The venue is located at 605 Ave. B.
Jack Barksdale and Ben Danaher performance July 31
The Sound Wall will host Jack Barksdale and Ben Danaher in concert July 31, beginning at 7 p.m.
About Barksdale
Barksdale has been called a “musical phenomenon” (Buddy Magazine), a “Texas force” (Paper City Magazine), “a singer-songwriter well beyond his years” (Baton Rouge Advocate), an “old soul” (Fort Worth Weekly) and “amazing to watch” ( He is a 12-year-old singer/songwriter from Texas.
Inspired by folk, rock and blues legends, Barksdale started performing original music at the age of nine and has already shared the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, Will Kimbrough, and Hayes Carll. In June 2019, he released a live album recorded at famed Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas.
Last September, Jack released his debut EP, Revival.
Barksdale tours nationally and wows audiences with lyrics wise beyond his years. Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano and ukulele, but identifies first and foremost as a songwriter. His musical influences include Lead Belly, Howlin’ Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Cash, The Carter Family and Willie Nelson.
About Danaher
Drawing on the influence of legendary troubadours like Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell and Townes Van Zandt, Danaher first made a name for himself as a songwriter in Texas before relocating to Nashville. Along the way, he shared bills with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jack Ingram, Angaleena Presley, Rhett Miller, Travis Meadows and Amanda Shires, in addition to co-writing songs for Ryan Beaver, Bonnie Bishop, Rob Baird and Justin Halpin among others.
For his own songs, Danaher collaborated with some of Nashville fastest-rising stars, including Maren Morris, on material that blended classic country tradition with modern rock and roll sensibilities.
Tickets cost $20 and can also be purchased through


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