If you’re one of the many fans of Nashville who’s more than ready to get back in the show-watching saddle, then saddle up for a slew of a practice song-run (and it’s a run of songs that are way more than just run-of-the-mill).
Some seriously talented songwriters are brewing up quite the words and music tonight in Music City. The “Songwriters Singing for Coffee” series is a monthly showcase where “Lyrics and Lattes Collide” and which last month featured actor/artist Scott Reeves (formerly of the CMA and ACM award-nominated duo Blue County), among other talents.
Another installment warms things up even more with the music of:
• Pete Sallis (he’s had cuts by Canadian hitmaker/Nashville Star finalist George Canyon, Bluegrass Artists of the Year The Roys, 2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, 3x Grammy Winner Keb Mo, Ronnie Dunn, Bucky Covington and more. He traveled on the road with many different artists for nearly a decade.
• Jimmy Nichols (successful songwriter; musical director for both Faith Hill and Reba tours!)
• Greg Friia (cuts by Beth Cayhall, LoCash Cowboys, more)
Special guests Michael Logen (cuts by Kelly Clarkson, Sister Hazel) and Arielle Rifici are currently set to stir some more musical sweetness into the song set.
And? It just so happens their showcase of cochlear concoctions takes place at a Starbucks within (in theory) walking distance of The legendary-as-of-late Bluebird Café. It’s entirely possible some of them may find their way into ABC’s Nashville. If you’re unable to make the drive there or don’t live so close, though, then you’re in luck (except for missing out on a perfectly lovely Venti’ Iced Toffee Nut Latte, at least). The website DigitalRodeo.com has lassoed up and partnered with these fine local music-makers to live-stream the show at 7 P.M. (CST). On a side note, local “wine” maker Deana Carter recently wrote a new tune with Charles “Chip” Esten (aka Deacon Claybourne) called “I Know How To Love You Now” which will be featured in the 3rd Season Premiere. Deana’s current album Southern Way of Life is available here. To watch she and Esten sing their song together click here.
On a secondarily related side note, I’d highly recommend you check out this video by a songstress named Caroline Kole (video also included in this article) who is highly in tune with singing (and writing) for coffee also. No, the irony of an online entry about this particular topic is not beyond me. But I try to see it that some trappings of our modern-day technology are – and so, I recommend you view “If He’d Ever Look Up”s very powerful (and powerfully entertaining) music video. You’re welcome. (If you watched, though; then you’re likely reading this no mo’).
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