Here is one of the finest blues guitarist I have run across in my travels. Bex Marshall has a firecracker personality that is blowing up in every town she plays . From London to Russia and back through Brazil and all over the USA is a normal year of gigs for Bex. Everywhere she goes there is a wave of appreciation for her style in guitar playing and her hard driving Janis Joplin like vocal presentation. Here is one singer/songwriter who will make her mark to be remembered forever. This video is from her first CD "House of Mercy" that has been a huge hit in every country that sells it.
We had several really talented singer/songwriter ladies put together a show called "Girls with Guitars".
Lee Anna Culp played a set of her original songs for us.
She has a wonderful voice singing her well written songs.
Lee Anna is joy to watch. This is a set of 15 min.
I originally met Crystal at Richards Cafe. Besides being a very pretty lady with a firecracker personality she has some special vocal talents that need to be addressed. The first time I saw her play some of her original songs I was amazed. She brought to my mind long lost memories of Janis Joplin. I was blown away while she belted out her songs with bending notes and hyper-personality in each vocal expression.
I ran across Harry Hookey in the restaurant at the Fontanel in Oct 2011. Harry was a law student on holiday from Australia with a couple of songwriter friends who were touring America. We were talking before the show at a table while eating an early dinner at the farmhouse restaurant at the Fontanel. He was a really nice guy enjoying his American experience. Tonight was his night to eat Catfish. He was so looking forward to real southern Catfish and Hush puppies.
Here is Lisa Sanders who was in Nashville while recording a new CD. She was nice enough to grace us with her presence and music. She has been writing for many years and spends her time touring between New York and San Diego playing shows along the way. Lisa is so quiet when talking with her but when she starts singing she cuts loose. Lisa is a wonderfully talented lady.
Here is a set she played at the Fontanel venue. (22 min)
There are times when creating these shows when we get something unexpected. When David Crossman played this song I was so very impressed with not only the lyrics but with melody is really quite extraordinarily good. With his Spanish acoustic nylon stringed guitar without a pickup he played one of the sweetest love songs I have ever heard. In most everyone's life there has been a friend who liked you much more than you ever realized... Here is a wonderful song about such misunderstandings.
Here is a trailer for the songwriter project I have been working on. "The Road to Music City"
I have footage of 16 hours of Nashville's best songwriters telling us how and why they are chasing the dream of songwriting in Nashville.
Everyone of these songwriters moved from another state to Nashville to pursue this dream to be a professional songwriter.
These people are living that musical journey not just talking about it. They play in music venues several times each week. Their answers to my questions were very eye opening and surprising from time to time.
Let me introduce Harlan Pease singing some of his "Coffee Series" songs. Harlan is from New England and has become one of the better songwriters/performers I have run across. Harlan was named the 2012 " NashvilleEar.com "Best of the Best" songwriter.
This video is him playing at the Pavilion Coffee House a few songs he has written about coffee. Excellent Lyrics with all his songs along with some pretty smooth and fancy guitar playing..
Voted as one of the top three singer/songwriters in Nashville 4 years running in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Nashville Scene "Best Of Nashville" readers poll, Doc Holladay has become one of the most in-demand talents around, while also managing to work as a full time Optometrist.
Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Chris Gantry.