Bex Marshall

This tail-kicking song was played by Bex Marshall at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi during Juke Joint Festival 2014. Bex rightly tore the place up! Shot on location by Reed R. Radcliffe / TripleRPhotography
I met this lady in Nashville at a fellow musicians home. She is one of those people who light a room up when she walks in. Her personality is similar to the way she plays her resonator guitar. She is a joy to know. She is also one of the finest blues player I have met in Nashville. Enjoy her song "Bite Me" written about her husband Barry Marshall.

Karla Davis

Rarely do I sit and watch a songwriter with my mouth open and hanging on each word of the lyrics. I found myself doing exactly that Saturday evening at the Pavilion Coffee House. Karla Davis is so darn good.
Listen to a killer set of great songs. They are all good but the last one in the set was written for her Dad... it is very moving.. you will love this set of 4 songs.

Taylor Dukes

This is one amazing performance!
Taylor Dukes was in rare form last Saturday evening at the Pavilion Coffee House.
Every song was better than the last. She has the most mellow voice I have heard in years.
Taylor Dukes will be a big hit in this town soon.
Listen to some amazing music .

Terry Wooley

This one of the few times I did not know who I was dealing with. I was out on the internet listening to good songs with lyrics that tells a good story. I ran across a song called "Alabama Gator Oil". It is a song about a bootlegger in northern Alabama. I asked Terry Wooley to play my Songwriter Stage not knowing he was a major songwriter and performer. He was really nice and said sure . When he kicked off his set and I was totally blown away.

Rules to Playing at a Songwriter Stage in Nashville

I saw this written by Gary Cavanauagh about playing in Nashville at an open mic night. I totally agree 100%.He stated 7 great points to remember if you are playing in Nashville or anywhere for that matter. I have held songwriters stages at Bost Harley Davidson and at the Fontanel. There are many things that make your fellow players comfortable and things you can do that will not help you in building your songwriter network. There are several things listed here that is just common sense and a few you may not have thought about.

Joel Shewmake

Just to show how this works for you new songwriters...

There is a guy name Joel Shewmake. He is a fantastic songwriter. He is the "Best of the Best " for 2013 awarded by the He has several songs recorded by major country music stars.

Only in Nashville!

Only in Nashville do you see a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a buffalo hide guitar case strapped to its side. Songwriters, and performers take their music very serious and are rarely found without their guitar, demos and extra picks just in case someone wants to do a little co-writing.

Only in Nashvile!