Tricia Walker is a singer and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Patty Loveless and Alison Krauss, whose performance of Tricia’s Looking in the Eyes of Love earned a GRAMMY® award. A recording artist herself, Tricia has released eight studio recordings in multiple styles. Tricia moved to Nashville where she worked as a songwriter for three different publishing companies, as a backing musician for Opry star Connie Smith, Shania Twain and Paul Overstreet, and founded the Original Women in the Round, one of the most celebrated foursomes at Nashville’s prestigious Bluebird Café, with Pam Tillis, Karen Staley and Ashley Cleveland. Tricia returned to her native Mississippi in 2006 to become director of the Delta Music Institute, an entertainment industry studies program at her alma mater, Delta State University. She retired from DSU in 2019 as Director Emerita, DMI, and Professor of the Practice Emerita in Entertainment Industry Studies. She is now serving as the music ambassador for the City of Cleveland, MS where she is leading the Deep Roots music initiative.
Joining the bill will be Danny Abraham, singer/songwriter/pianist/performer from the Mississippi Delta, whose recent Gospel CD titled, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, is receiving airplay on several gospel charts.
Opening the show will be DMI graduate student, singer/songwriter Neshun Holmes.