Writers' Night hosted by Debi Champion
Bernie Nelson, Kimber Annie Engstrom, AJ Engstrom, Sam Cooper, Don Baze Jr, Matt Bednarsky, Bob Nobles, Chellanie Kurtis John, Sean Cunningham, Karree J Phillips, Jerry Green, Mike Sessoms, Rosa Lewis, Sean Quinn & Gabe BurdulisSinger-Songwriter
Nashville TN | Singer-Songwriter
From Reidsville, North Carolina, Debi Champion began singing with cousins and friends in her home state, then as a solo performer and later with duo's and bands all over NC, SC, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. She then moved to South Florida in 1976. Debi's unique blend of country, rock, and jazz made her one of the area's favorite entertainers. In 1978 she won the Mark Allen Critic's Choice Award for "Best Female Vocalist" and in 1985 she won the South Florida Music Award for "Best Rock/Pop/Blues Female Vocalist". Debi has appeared in concert with such diverse artists as Spyro Gyra, Bob James, Leon Russell, Dan Seals, The Dirt Band, Gary Morris, Kris Kristopherson, Restless Heart, Suzi Boggus, Dave Mason, Marshall Tucker Band, Ronnie Milsap, Three Dog Night, The Bama Band, and Mark O'Conner. She also toured as a back-up vocalist with Miami Dolphin, Tim Foley, and sang with the Miami Symphony.
Debi now lives in Kingston Springs, outside of Nashville, where she does demo session work, back-up vocals for different artists, and writes songs, some of which you may have heard on HBO or Showtime. She also serves as hostess for songwriter showcases every Tues, Wed, and Thurs night at the Commodore Grill in Nashville. She currently performs at the Commodore, the Bluebird, and at special events.
Dickson TN | Country
Bernie is a multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter. He's also a fantastic Artist in his own right. Wynonna, Conway Twitty, Randy Travis and Confederate Railroad are among the Artists who have enjoyed success recording Bernie's songs. In 2002, he achieved "million airplay" with his song "Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind".
AJ - Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, AJ is known for his gift of music. It all began at a very early age as he traveled with his family doing gospel music . By first grade he had already been featured vocally on two published children gospel albums. At age ten, AJ started his first band doing vocals and playing bass. By age twelve, he was playing drums and accompanying himself on guitar. At age fifteen, AJ entered the studio again to lay down vocal tracks for a gospel song. He went beyond the vocals, recording all of the instruments as well. AJ, currently a young 22, has roots going deep in God, family and country music. AJ started writing songs early in his life. Currently working on his first full length/Professional country album, which includes all original songs written by him and co-writers, AJ Has played with many of the greats from hit songwriters to the top recording artists and has accumulated a heap of honors and successes, but his greatest achievements are measured in lifelong, loving relationships. AJ lives in Nashville, Tennessee where music is his life and learning is key to success.
Sam is a producer/songwriter primarily based in Nashville, TN. He's happily married and happily entrenched in every facet of the creative process. His main website with music downloads that are more current and available at 99 cents apiece is www.jericat.com. To see tons videos and photos of Sam and his friends, peers, etc...www.myspace.com/samcooperjericatmusic. To contact Sam for consultation, inquiries and/or bookings for production, performance, publishing, songwriting, etc...e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Baze Jr
I came to Nashville in 2010 to get farther into the music business. I have been playing for many years and writing for just as long.
I'm excited about this new chapter in my life and career because God has brought me to a place where I can pursue my dream in the company of great artists, great Legends, and other writers and artists who have the same goals in mind... To make the BEST Country Music that we can for you... the fans.
I hope you enjoy my songs and I hope you take the time to get to know me a little better.
Nashville TN | Pop
Put a guitar in his hands and give him an atmosphere in which to sing and you’ll soon realize that Matt brings something fresh and exciting to music. Browse his YouTube channel with over 200 covers and originals and you’ll get an idea of his talent, prolificness and diversity. Click around his online community throughout Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and you’ll see his commitment to and gratitude towards his growing fanbase. It’s clear, Matt is no ordinary musical artist. Born to a mother with a classical pedigree and a professional jazz guitarist father, Matt grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), began the guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises. He first put pen to paper in songwriting at the age of 12, finding it as a way to creatively engage. After high school, Matt attended New York University and studied Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, psychology and music. This choice of studies led to fluency in these three languages (in addition to English), and spurred him on a creative pursuit: to combine foreign languages with the universal language of music. After studying abroad in Italy, graduating from NYU, and living at an orphanage in Trujillo, Peru for eight months, Matt’s musical roots sprouted one step further and he recorded his debut EP entitled Ready. With two songs in English, one in Portuguese and two in Spanish, this was the beginning of a tenacious recording drive. In January of 2012 Matt flew down to Tennessee and worked on his follow-up album alongside producers Dave Flint and John Griffin. Crafted as a collection of four lyrically rich and musically layered tracks, Matt’s sophomore EP entitled Happy Go Lucky was released on May 1st and reached #8 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, gracing the listings with the likes of Norah Jones, James Taylor and Carole King. Having spent the majority of 2012 based in New York City, Matt has made the move to Nashville for 2013 to dive into Music City's vibrant scene. His unique style draws influence from a variety of genres including pop/rock, folk, blues, jazz and latino and is characterized by poignant, thoughtful lyrics and soothing yet powerful vocals. Continuing to write and perform meaningful and high quality music, Matt seeks to be heard by and connect with as many people as possible. http://www.mattbednarsky.com http://www.youtube.com/MattCB273 http://www.facebook.com/MattCB273 http://www.twitter.com/MattCB273
Nashville TN |
Bob Nobles is a singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas who grew up listening to Texas folk artists such as Michael Martin Murphey. He began writing and performing in the Denton area in the late '60s in several different bands and as a solo artist. After living in Austin through the '70s, and being involved in the Texas folk music scene, he moved to Nashville in 1980 to pursue songwriting. He returned to Texas in 2003 and has recently released a CD of original songs recorded in Nashville and Texas, entitled "Chasing Windmills". Become the newest Bob Nobles fan and get your copy today!
Karree J Phillips
Nashville TN | Children's Music
Karree was born and raised on a ranch on mile 49, Alaska Highway, in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. The instruments she plays includes Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Maracas, Tambourine, Spoons, and other assorted percussion instruments. At age 19, her career began with the New Canadian Sweethearts with Bob Regan, and toured Canada, and The United States for six years. She then moved to Los Angeles and formed her own group, Karree J Rose and the Ramblers. She performed such places as the Palomino Club, and Naval and Air Force Bases. She has appeared with artists such as Boy Howdy, Eddie Dean, Cliffie Stone, Vern Gosdin, Freddie Hart, and Highway 101 with whom she recorded her first album. Recorded in Los Angeles, CA. featuring a song by Billy Swan entitled "Leaving You Is On My List Of Things To Do Today". Mr. Swan helped produce and performed backup vocals on this track. After tours in Canada, California, and Branson MO, Karree decided to move to the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee.
Madison WI |
Indie alternative pop-rocker Gabe Burdulis is a singer/songwriter/performer from Madison, WI and has played in a variety of different venues headlining shows or opening for national acts all across Wisconsin and other states!
Gabe adds a lot of different flavors in his music that reach out into blues and jazz routs that support driving rhythms, edgy guitar and strong or gentle vocals!
A great show is always guaranteed weather it is a solo or a full band show! Gabe always has a few quirky tricks up his sleeve to keep things interesting
Gabe is a multi-instrumentalist and just released his first album, "The Land of Make Believe" playing most of the parts on the album. It also features a beatboxer, violinist & saxophone player and more!