In The Round with Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin and Friends
The Bluebird Cafe
Tue, Aug 14 9:00 pm
Will Rambeaux: Will Rambeaux was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in the heart of cajun country. He grew up listening to the classic pop, rock and country music of his day, as well as a healthy dose of the Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans R&B native to Louisiana. With a degree in Literature under his belt, Will left home on a musical odyssey that took him first to Austin, Texas and then to New York City. On a chance visit to Tennessee in the 1980's Will managed to get a tape to his boyhood idol, Roy Orbison. Mr. Orbison took note of his talent and offered to bring Will to Nashville where his career as a writer and producer has blossomed. Sherrie Austin: From an early age, Sherrié had a love of country music but also enjoyed musical theater, appearing in school plays and starring in lots of productions. When the TV auditions for the sitcom “The Facts Of Life” were held in Sydney, she tried out on a whim and impressed the casting directors so much they flew her to L.A. and ultimately gave her a part in the show. That break led to dozens more in TV shows and films over the next few years while she continued to pursue her singing career. Signing with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records, she recorded a pop project and began touring but quickly realized her heart just wasn’t in it. So, she up and joined another circus. A songwriting friend in L.A. needed a house sitter in Nashville, so with a little money in her pocket and not knowing a soul, Sherrié set out across the country for Music City to pursue country music, where she knew her heart really was. “I just decided to rebel against everybody and everyone, and jumped on a plane and moved to Nashville with no money and a couple of names in my pocket. I had no idea what I was doing…I’m actually a big planner, a type ‘A’ personality, but looking back I did a lot of things that weren’t planned. There’s a side of me that’s very spontaneous and goes with my gut, and I just felt like what I needed was not in LA.