3 & 20 - The Derrick Dorsey Band - Ashley Strickland

3 & 20 - The Derrick Dorsey Band - Ashley Strickland

Thu, February 6, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

3 and Twenty’s music transcends the limited boundaries of traditional and contemporary genres. It is Country at its highest evolutionary level that cross reverberates with a unique blend of hip hop, rock, and R&B. Combine their passion for song writing with a high energy, must see live show, and you have something that can’t be explained… it must be experienced. 

Staying true to their country roots, their writing is influenced by legendary artists like Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, Alabama, and Lynyrd Skynyrd; combine that with hip hop influences like Bone Thugs N Harmony and Dr.Dre, then add soulful harmonies inspired by Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight and you’ll appreciate the eclectic, good ole boy, rowdy back-road realism with a touch of “swang” (southern swagger with a twang) that makes 3 and Twenty appealing to all demographics.

Adrian Lee is 3 and Twenty’s focused and passionate vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and lyricist and has been called, “one of the most versatile artists to emerge from the South”. He has worked with Grammy winning producers, charted in the top 30 on Radio and Records National Charts, and performed countless shows across the U.S. “I’ve been playing bars and clubs, sleeping on floors, and meeting people from all walks of life for a long time now, and I still can’t wait for the next time I get to step on stage. It’s truly an honor when someone comes up and says our music helped them in some way… we’re just good ol’ country boys trying to live and enjoy life like everyone else. It still amazes me how music brings people together.”

Butch Gibson, also a veteran of the southern music scene, is a Country/Pop driven songwriter as well as one of the most talented performers/vocalists to ever stand in front of a microphone. He has won National song writing competitions and performed with everyone from Yolanda Adams and Fred Hammond to Jagged Edge, Lil Jon, and Lyfe Jennings. “Singing a certain song can change somebody’s mood immediately… singing the right song can change their life. Singing is my life and is the only thing that truly makes me happy. Be it for 10 people or 10,000 people, I am going to sing my heart out and give them a show that they will never forget .”

“ Life is too short… time to play some music, party til’ the sun comes up, and live life to the fullest… let’s GET IT ON YA’LL!!”
Derrick Dorsey Band
The Derrick Dorsey Band is a coming together of creative, talented and committed musicians, whose one goal is to provide a great show for their audience. Derrick Dorsey will charm you with his country swagger and his voice will melt hearts like the finest sweet potato pie! Chris Carroll is an experienced guitarist with an immense repertoire of exciting licks, improvising is his thing but whatever he creates will be sure to blow your mind! Tom Wheat is the best country/ jazz sax player in the south and can mix it up with the best of them... who needs a fiddle anyway? An exciting and solid rhythm section of Jessica Ivey Allen on Bass and Danny Galloway on percussion completes an innovative line up that is ready to rock your party! Have a listen to our music, and next time you're in the upstate of South Carolina, Nashville Tennessee, Atlanta Georgia, Charlotte North Carolina or Gulf Coast of Florida, come and catch us live... that's where the real magic happens!
Ashley Strickland
Ashley is 23 years old and in terms of vocal ability-she's a true powerhouse. She is an up-and-coming star on her way to the top. Born legally blind, she has always been a fighter and someone that knows what struggles in life are all about. She underwent numerous eye surgeries at a very young age to correct her vision.
After surviving a tragic car accident that almost cost her vision & life at age 20, she now feels certain God put her here to share her talent with the entire world.
She found the love for singing and performing at the age of three and hasn't slowed down since that time. Ashley has performed on Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta morning show and at the Country Music Festival in Nashville in the Family Zone. She is a member of the Georgia Country and Gospel Music Association and has performed at the Hard Rock Café and The Listening Room in Nashville, TN.
She won Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year with the GCGMA. And was voted into the top 6 for female vocalist of the year for the Georgia Country Music Awards!
She has held the title of Miss East Georgia's Outstanding Teen in 2008 and competed in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pageant in Columbus, GA in June 2008. While there, she earned the award for Best Overall Talent. She has also held the title of Miss Echo 2009 at the high school she attended.

She recently performed at a Pat Summit charity celebrity basketball game & "A Night With The Stars" event hosted by Lady Vol's own Brittany Jackson!
PRIVILEGED to open for Merle Haggard as well as perform the National Anthem at the Atlanta Falcons/Cincinnati Bengals game!

Ashley has also performed at many local events and venues. She loves performing and knows that being onstage is the place that she is meant to be.
She is in the middle of recording her first full album in Nashville, TN! It's filled with fun, emotion & sass!
She is more than excited to release this album. She says, "Every song has truly hit my heart in some way. They made me happy, sad, ready to have a good time or ready to fall in love! So I'm hoping it'll do the same for my fans! I've written a few which is something new for me! I can't wait to release a chapter of my life!"

So what are you waiting for? Join #TeamStrickland for the ride today!
Venue Information:
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601