The next installment of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass songwriter series will take place next Thursday, September 13, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN.
The concept behind the series is to shine a spotlight on our bluegrass tunesmiths, while also raising money for the IBMA Trust Fund which supports musicians in need.
There will be two shows on the 13th that will feature well established bluegrass writers, as well as some newer “kids” on the block. It looks like each show is well balanced with writers who have had a good many cuts already, and those just now beginning to make their mark writing bluegrass. Bringing together these interesting combinations of bluegrass writing talent has been a focus of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass committee, chaired by Louisa Branscomb.
The first show is at 6:00 p.m. (CDT). Writers on the early show will include John Pennell, Mark Brinkman, Chris Stuart, and Becky Buller. This set is free and open to the public (though there is a nominal $7 food and drink minimum if you sit at the bar.)
A second show starts at 9:00 with songwriting legend Paul Craft, as well as Sierra Hull, Nora Jane Struthers, and Ron Block. Tickets are $10 for this show, and reservations can be made online (for either show).
For more info contact the Bluebird at 615.383.3669, or at www.bluebirdcafe.com.