The Writer’s Share Archive
The Writer’s Share brings to WorkPlay a series of concerts featuring an eclectic mix of masters of the songwriters’ craft.[read more…]
Jon Byrd. Fred Dellar at MOJO Magazine proclaimed Byrd’s Auto Parts, Jon Byrd’s debut solo recording “Americana the way it was and the way it should be.” MAVERICK Magazine’s Russell Hill declared Byrd’s follow-up Down At The Well Of Wishes “Spellbinding, showcasing a true genius at work.” That same year the Grammy-nominated I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow featured Jon alongside Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Bobby Bare, and Tom T. himself. So how do you follow that kind of run? By making a record the way the old Nashville outlaws did: by recording the best written songs around, even if they’re written by your best friends! Jon’s newest record ROUTE 41 hits this October and includes songs by Mando Saenz, Davis Raines, and The Wrights!
“This recording is in part a reflection of my journey up Route 41 from Atlanta to Nashville over a dozen years ago. On that trip I took some inspiring songwriters with me, or at least their songs. And of course met so many more when I arrived. A few of these writers weren’t far behind me on their own journey up Route 41. Others traveled some other stretch that got them to…[read more…]
The Writer’s Share presents: Shannon LaBrie, Kyshona and Colin Lake
Colin Lake. Part songwriter, part blues singer, part slide guitar wiz, Colin Lake is paving a musical road all his own. At the beginning of 2009, that road brought the Pacific Northwest native to New Orleans and it wasn’t long before his powerful voice could be heard regularly at venues and festivals throughout the city and around the country. Marked by soulful, pleading vocals, Lake’s music incorporates elements of soul, rock and folk to create a sound and feel that is strongly original and disarmingly familiar.
In the past year, Lake has opened for acts like Dr. John and Gary Clark Jr, and performed at festivals around the country, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Alabama’s Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Shannon LaBrie. Adept on the piano and guitar, the singer/songwriter says she was “raised on James Taylor and Lauren Hill.” Music Connection named her as one of the “Best Unsigned Artists of 2013” and Labrie’s debut at Austin City Limits Music Festival earned her several impressive reviews of her live performance. Austin Chronicle raved “Labrie is a true guitarist and singer/songwriter from…[read more…]