The Stewarts Weekend Show feat. Cassidy Lynn, Jennifer Jordon, Trent Baron, Kirk Saures, Chasing Lovely, Pam Belford, Linda McRae, Julie Grower & Bruce-jon BrighamSinger-Songwriter
7:00 - Cassidy Lynn, Jennifer Jordon, Trent Baron, Kirk Saures
8:00 - Chasing Lovely
9:00 - Pam Belford, Linda McRae, Julie Grower, Bruce Jon Brigham
10:00 - Unscheduled Rounds, sign in by 8:00
Great Live Music, no cover, full menu dinner and drink specials, patio outside, children friendly.
Rick and Tammy Stewart
Nashville TN |
Singer/ songwriter Cassidy Lynn mixes the simplicity of classic country music and the honest lyrics of her own life stories into one sweet contemporary sound.
“Often described as having a ’girl next door’ image with a bit of an edge, I like to keep my roots of true country music played behind my guitar mixed into my contemporary country sound where the music takes hold and things can get a little crazy,” she says.
Born and raised among the dairy farms of Upstate New York, Cassidy began singing when she first began to talk. She began performing publicly at age nine singing classic country songs such as Loretta Lynn’s “Coalminer’s Daughter,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” and Patsy Montana’s “Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” She was quickly given the opportunity to open for Charley Pride at the famous Cortland Country Music Park in Cortland, New York. Soon after, she shared the stage with country music trio "Trick Pony." At sixteen, Cassidy Lynn landed herself a spot in a popular local band and soon began to teach herself to play the acoustic guitar. Together she and the band did some touring, playing state and county fairs, clubs, and casinos all over New York State.
It was then that Cassidy began to participate in live interviews on local radio stations including WBKT, WBEE, WSYR, WFRG, and WBGK and hosting her own "meet and greet" sessions. During this time, Cassidy Lynn opened for national recording artists Emerson Drive, Bucky Covington, Jason Michael Carroll, Tommy Cash, Josh Gracin, Showdog Nashville's Trailer Choir, Bryan White (their duet can be seen on MySpace), Ashton Shepherd, Sarah Johns, and John Michael Montgomery. Inspired by her family’s cottage on the lake and the bonfires they have during the summer nights, she co-wrote a song with Nashville songwriter Larry Wayne Clark called "Down by the Bonfire.” The song and its video were featured on both Great American Country (GAC) and on CMT in the summer of 2008. In her effort to turn her dreams into reality, Cassidy got the humbling opportunity to perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in February 2009 and 2011. She closed down Riverfront Stage on the final night of CMA Fest 2010 in Nashville following artists such as Kid Rock, Joe Nichols and the list goes on. Most recently she made her fifth appearance at Nashville’s most esteemed songwriting venue, the Bluebird Cafe! Cassidy graduated from Belmont University in Nashville in May 2010. She continues to tour with her New York based band when she visits home and is actively playing, writing, and recording in Nashville.
Nashville TN |
Kirk borrowed his uncle's guitar as a kid. It was only supposed to be for a few weeks, but he ended up keeping it for a long time until he was able buy his first guitar. The passion to make music was quickly set ablaze inside him. Within months he was writing songs and performing, being influenced along the way from a diverse lineup of music like James Taylor, Ray Charles, Rich Mullins, Chris Rice, Caedmon's Call, and a WHOLE lot of Country!.
At eighteen years old, he discovered the raw beauty of bluegrass music and picked up a mandolin. Before long, he could not stop "pickin and grinnin." Countless Friday nights would be spent with him and a group of close friends jamming traditional bluegrass tunes until it was dawn - voices gone and fingers bleeding.
As a singer/songwriter, Kirk blends a unique style of country, folk, bluegrass, and a touch of soul. His songs bring both a depth and a satisfying simplicity.
In the summer of 2010, he moved to Nashville from his home state of Georgia. He quickly found himself reconnected with an old friend and musician, Corey Crowder. In early 2011, he began touring with Corey playing the mandolin and doing background vocals. Through his travels with Corey, he has had opportunites to open for acts like Wille Nelson, Lady Antebellum, Leean Rimes, and Billy Currington.
It all began a few years ago. Chloe started uploading covers to YouTube and Taylor suggested she write her own songs to stand out from the crowd. Chloe made attempts, but ultimately felt she couldn’t come up with something that was good enough. So Taylor, determined not to give up on her, asked Chloe to teach her a few chords on guitar, and shortly after, wrote her first song (“Glass Slipper”).
Chasing Lovely will be releasing their debut CD fall of 2012, thanks to amazing Kickstarter supporters who made their campaign a success! It will be an EP of six original songs and they’re very excited to have Grammy and CMA award-winning musicians in Nashville working with them on this record.
The sisters lives are a living musical. They sing around the house, in the car, at the grocery store…they harmonize under their breaths and rarely realize they're doing it. When they were little, mom played Broadway tunes in the car, they went to sleep to Bible songs and Beethoven, and sang karaoke to Hilary Duff and the Dixie Chicks.
They didn’t start singing together until late spring 2010. First in unison, then to change things up they took turns—one singing, then the other. They started uploading their original songs to YouTube, but it wasn’t until they began performing out around Minneapolis that they started to take “this whole music thing” seriously.
They begged their mom to take a trip to Nashville. Being country music artists, that seemed like the place to be. So during the summer of 2010 they took a road trip and stayed down there for a week, practicing in a hotel room and playing the local open-mics. To justify the trip, Mom suggested Taylor visit colleges while there. After setting foot on the Belmont University campus, she was convinced that it was the place she needed to be.
When they discovered the power of harmonies a few months later it changed everything.
Taylor graduated high school on June 15th and the family of three uprooted and moved to Nashville July 2011 (pulled into town on June 27th). With only a two-month summer break, Chloe started her junior year of high school in mid-August and Taylor started her freshman year at Belmont a couple weeks later.
Nashville TN |
I came to Nashville in 1977 to write songs and I never left! I've been a staff writer at several publishing companies in that time, including but not limited to MCA Music and HoriPro Entertainment and I've had single song contracts at many, many more. I've seen people come and go, some of the ones you would swear couldn't miss, did, and some of the ones you thought would never amount to anything ended up on top. And a whole lot more just faded away. And then there are those of us who accidentally...stayed. I've had cuts by people you've never heard of and some you have. My biggest claim to fame is the song, "If I Know Me", written with Dean Dillon, which George Strait recorded and took to 1 for 2 weeks. George Strait also recorded a song of ours, "Holding My Own", which was the title cut of a cd, but never a single.
Vancouver British Columbia Canada | Singer-Songwriter
Linda is a Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned 2 Platinum and 3 Gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with former Canadian Celtic/Roots group Spirit of the West. Linda left the band to resume her solo career and has since released three critically acclaimed recordings. Flying Jenny produced by Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Emmy Lou Harris), Cryin’ Out Loud produced by Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier) and Linda's current release Carve It To The Heart produced by Linda and Marc L’Esperance (Po’ Girl, Be Good Tanyas) have all received the highest praise from reviewers world-wide.
In recent years Linda has turned her attention to the study of traditional roots music, it’s history and it’s traditions studying acoustic blues guitar with Juno Winner Ken Hamm, clawhammer banjo with leading authority Brad Leftwich and songwriting with Grammy winning songwriter Jon Vezner. Her most recent work illustrates this, each aspect becoming an integral part of her songwriting and live performance. Linda’s evocative and powerful voice is well supported by her acoustic finger-style and flat-picked rhythm guitar, accordion, clawhammer banjo, dulcimer and Porchboard bass, an endorsement for EnRoute Music. She is also endorsed by Wyres Strings.
Linda is a compelling entertainer and her personality and storytelling add an intimacy to her shows regardless of the size of venue. Her busy tour schedule reflects her love for performing having completed 200 shows last year alone. Linda also writes a monthly column for BC Musician's Magazine entitled "This Winding Road”.
In 2009 she was invited to perform at the prestigious Carter Family Fold premiering her new song honouring the legacy of Maybelle Carter and on New Year’s Eve 2009/10 she was invited by the Hank William’s Museum in Montgomery, AB to perform at their annual New Year’s celebration honouring Hank Williams’ life and musical legacy.
In addition to Linda’s busy touring schedule (approximately 200 performances per year), she also writes a column for BC Musician's Magazine entitled "This Winding Road”.
Originally from New York State, Julie Grower lives in Nashville, TN. Her contemporary folk, country and rootsy pop songs have earned her two Billboard certificates of achievement. Her debut CD "In A New Light", co-produced by Jon Gordon, who has served as musical director and guitarist for Suzanne Vega and Madonna, receives regular airplay on independent U.S. and European radio. Her song "Save The Drama For Your Mama" was released as a single by the CCMA-nominated group 'The Springs", and her song "Bakersfield", a tribute to the late Buck Owens, is mentioned in the upcoming biography of his life by Eileen Sisk. Julie has performed at The Bitter End, CBGB's Gallery, (NYC), The Kendall Café (Boston), and throughout the northeast and in the UK. In Nashville, Julie appears at such venues as The Bluebird Café, Hotel Indigo, and The Commodore Lounge, and has had the opportunity to share the bill with songwriters Tia Sillers ("I Hope You Dance"); Lisa Carver ("Wake Up Older") and Chris Wallin ("Speed", "I'm Tryin' ) and Walt Aldridge ("Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde"). Julie is represented by Sharp Objects, an independent song plugging and publishing company.
Nashville TN |