Saturday Night with Songwriters in the Round and Jodee Lewis

Live Music Fans,

This week, we will host another wonderful night with some of the valley’s best songwriters and headlined by a talented, touring one.  Many thanks to Jackson Emmer who organized, created and made this night possible. We started making live music happen in our little room years ago primarily to feature original songs.  Like those you will get to hear on this coming Saturday Night.  Come out and enjoy your friends and neighbors who also happen to be excellent creators of songs.  And hear them in the best little byob music venue in these here parts.

See you at the shows!


“Songwriters In The Round” is a concert format common in Nashville, TN. Three songwriters will take turns performing an original song and telling stories about their music. After two rounds (six local songwriters total), touring songwriter Jodee Lewis will perform a complete set of original music.  I’ve heard that Dan Sheridan and Vid Weatherwax will be two of the six local songwriters so this will be sweet.  Here are a few words from Jodee’s website.  Sounds like another wonderful night of original songs in a very intimate setting.  Hard to beat for enjoying live music.  Try it out for an early evening.

“As the music coming out of Nashville edges ever closer to the pop genre, it’s up to artists like Jodee Lewis to carry the torch of traditional country. Though a Chicago native for nearly two decades now, she was raised in Osceola – a town of 800 people in the Missouri Ozarks. Her childhood home was down a secluded dirt track, set amongst 190 acres of woodland, where Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and EmmyLou Harris were fixtures on the radio. Her granddad, himself a guitarist in a band, also played his part by introducing her to the artists that he loved, such as Earl Scruggs and Lefty Frizzell. These country, honky-tonk and Americana roots still shine through in her own music.”

“Recently, Lewis has dug ever deeper, incorporating influences like Ray Price and Merle Haggard into her sound. It’s all there on Buzzard’s Bluff, her second album, and the follow-up to her debut, Whiskey Halo. Named after a real bluff near where she grew up, Buzzard’s Bluff is a fitting landscape for Lewis’ songs of searching self-reflection. By looking back on a childhood where minding your own business was prized above all else she hopes to navigate the difficulties of being an adult, wife and parent. Returning to this place has also meant dealing with the tragic loss of her second child, Luke, which has had a very significant effect on her life and music.”

“On the album’s title track Lewis sings “there ain’t nobody gonna run in here and save me.” And though the album explores the darkness and sometimes devastating realities of life, there are hints of faith, hope and love sprinkled throughout.”

Musically Yours,

Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon