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Morgan James with special guest Kirk Thurmond

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

April 6, 2023

7:30 p.m.

Starts at $35

Presented by: Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Location: Appell Center for the Performing Arts


"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep...This woman is on fire." -The New York Times Morgan James is a Juilliard trained singer, actress, songwriter and recording artist in New York City. Morgan recently co-produced and starred in an all-female concept recording of Jesus Christ Superstar entitled “She Is Risen”. She independently released her studio albums of original soul music, entitled "Memphis Magnetic," and "A Very Magnetic Christmas" recorded to analog tape in Memphis, Tennessee. Other albums include "Reckless Abandon", which prompted the Huffington Post to call MJ the "Brightest Breakout Artist of the Year." Last year, Morgan took on a full album cover of the Beatles’ iconic "White Album" to celebrate the 50th anniversary; available on CD, vinyl, digital and full length concept video on her YouTube channel. She also took on Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” and covered it in its entirety. Morgan recorded two full-length albums with Epic Records: “Hunter,” an album of original R&B, and “Morgan James Live, a celebration of Nina Simone.“ All of her music can be found on all streaming platforms, and hard copies on her website or at shows. On Broadway, Morgan was in five back-to-back original companies: The Addams Family (starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth), Wonderland, Godspell and Motown: The Musical, and as a guest at Kristin Chenoweth’s For The Girls. With viral sensation Postmodern Jukebox and with her own YouTube channel, Morgan’s music videos have accumulated more than 260 million views (and climbing).

Kirk Thurmond Kirk Thurmond is a singer-songwriter and producer from Dallas, Texas. Growing up, Kirk was always surrounded by music. The three-part harmony lessons from his father, coupled with the household soundtrack of soul giants, it seems he always knew what he would be doing with his life. “I can’t really remember a time when I wanted to be anything else. For a while there, it was the thing in my life that made the most sense.” Kirk gave an all or nothing push to start his career after stepping away from a percussion performance degree at age 19. Kirk used a series of coffee shops, bars, and college cafeterias to hone his writing into what it is now. His debut projects Born In The City and Only Love marked the beginning of his continuous pursuit for music that is real and timeless, a journey that has been deeply intensified by the release of singles “Trigger” and “Strangers.”

Pre-performance Meet & Greet Tickets $70