Flood County will be the performers for the Feb 18th humanities series program at Coffeyville Community College. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public.
Flood County is the husband and wife duo of Stewart Peck and Katie Meier-Peck. They are based out of the Chicagoland area. The duo is known for writing sparse, lyrically rich songs, echoing the work of classic artists like Kris Kristofferson and Guy Clark.
They released "We’ll Be Fine", their debut studio effort, on February 9th, 2018. Recorded by Matt Wright (Turnpike Troubadours) at the famed Prairie Sun Studios in Northern California, it blends together a seamless mix of classic country, western swing, and traditional southern folk.
Flood County will be focusing on the songs of Johnny Cash, and the struggles and stories of those that he hoped to help.
Throughout his long and legendary career, Cash aimed to give voice to the voiceless. From "Folsom Prison Blues" to his rendition of "The Ballad of Ira Hayes", Cash used his music to shine a light on those that he felt society had left behind.
This empathy found Cash performing for inmates in Folsom and San Quentin, shining a spotlight on iconoclastic songwriters in Nashville, and even to personally singing "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" for President Nixon at the White House.