Songwriters series continues in Balsam

Grammy Award winner Leslie Ellis and Grammy Award nominee Casey Kelly will share their creative talents starting 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Balsam Mountain Inn.

The performance is part of the Songwriters In-The-Round series, which brings audiences face to face with songwriters who have “made it.” Each has had more than one musical artist make their songs famous.

Ellis was responsible for the Grammy-winning “My Heart Will Go On” sung by Celine Dion and used in the blockbuster movie “Titanic.”

Ellis has performed “Six Times Around the Sun” in CBS TV mini-series “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town” and is starring in a new film “My Name is Wallace.“

Kelly is a two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter for “Soon” (recorded by Tanya Tucker), “Cowboy Rides Away” recorded by George Strait (who still closes all his live concert shows with it), “Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight” (recorded by Kenny Rogers/Dottie West), “That Road Not Taken” (Joe Diffie). Other hits include: “Only Game In Town” (America) and “Somewhere Down the Line” (T.G. Sheppard).

Kelly is also a successful session player and singer. He has performed concerts and club gigs throughout the United States and Europe with prominent artists like Arlo Guthrie, The Beach Boys, The Carpenters, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, The Grateful Dead, Hall And Oats, Jackson Browne, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Travis and many more.

Cost is $39 per person. Show, dinner, beverage, tax and tip included. Buffet starts at 6 p.m., with seating every 15 minutes.

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