In The Round with Beth Chapman, Gordon Kennedy, Daniel Tashian and Friends
The Bluebird Cafe
Thu, Aug 16 9:00 pm
Beth Nielsen Chapman: From writing hits for other artists to recording hits of her own, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Nashville based singer-songwriter has truly embraced musical diversity. A breast cancer survivor, inspirational speaker, teacher of workshops and lecturer on the magic of creativity, (which she believes is the birthright of everyone) Beth’s passion, when you get right down to it, is still ‘the song’. She has penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Patty Griffin, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, and the cuts continue this fall as American soul-singer Bette Lavette and X-Factor Winner Joe McElderry both release songs written by Beth. Gordon Kennedy: Gordon Kennedy is a multi Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, world-class guitarist and visionary at the forefront of Nashville’s music community. Kennedy’s name became nationally recognized when he won Song of the Year at the 1997 Grammys for Eric Clapton’s No. 1 hit, “Change the World,” which he co-wrote with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims. In addition to his work with Clapton, Kennedy has had his songs cut by musical greats, including Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Bruce Hornsby, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Martina McBride, Joan Osborne, Wynonna, Jerry Reed and, most recently, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. Daniel Tashian: There was never any doubt that alt-pop singer/songwriter Daniel Tashian would be a musician. The son of Holly and Barry Tashian, frontman of Barry and The Remains, Tashian fronts Nashville favorites The Silver Seas and is immersed in the town’s bustling indie pop/rock scene, frequently hosting editions of BMI’s weekly 8 off 8th showcase at the Mercy Lounge. He’s also a killer songwriter, who co-wrote Lee Ann Womack’s haunting “The Bees” with fellow BMI troubadour Natalie Hemby.