In The Round with JP Williams, Steven McMorran, Josh London and Ryan Griffin
The Bluebird Cafe
Wed, Jun 20 6:00 pm
JP Williams: When JP Williams moved to Nashville, he showed up with little more than his guitar and a few pieces of furniture. What he lacked in stuff, JP made up for in experience. He’d been singing and writing for half his life, so he already had an abundant song catalog and one heck of an artist resume that includes openers for Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Travis and Jo Dee Messina. He also brought some established industry connections he’d made during regular co-writing trips to Music City. Steven McMorran: Steven McMorran has always had a passion for songwriting. Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, McMorran’s father, a studio engineer, brought him up on the music of James Taylor and Jim Croce. Although that music influenced his songwriting in many ways, his musical taste didn’t stop there. He also found influence in bands like Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. After college, he headed West to Los Angeles. During his LA years, Steven made great strides writing songs for Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, and many more. He formed the band Satellite who signed to Sony’s Descendant Records and released an album in 2013. Eventually, the gravitational pull of Nashville brought him back to his native South. Steven found an artistic home in the “city built around songwriting” as he puts it. Josh London: Singer/songwriter and Kentucky native, Josh London, is no stranger to hard work. While spending 2012 and 2013 traveling the country in a rusty, beat-up van and playing over 250 shows, he also recorded two nationally released albums. After spending most of 2014 with some of Nashville's finest songwriters, his infectious melodies and high-energy show has landed him multiple opportunities. Josh has opened for grammy nominated songwriter, Chris Stapleton, Jason Michael Carrol, and has played the same stages as some of country music's finest acts; Jake Owen, David Nail, Eli Young Band, and many more. Ryan Griffin: Already a hitmaker with a #1 smash under his belt, Nashville based singer-songwriter Ryan Griffin is poised for a Country breakout in 2018. With three new songs just released (“Good Company,” “Play It By Heart” and “Best Cold Beer"), the young Florida native adds the soul of R&B to the honest universality of Country, forging an emotionally-connected mix of romantic fun which lands somewhere between Keith Urban and Brian McKnight.