Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Singer/Songwriters

The lone musician standing on stage presenting their own songs, their own words and music, their beliefs, dreams and experiences played out in front of an audience. The singer/songwriter hopes to draw the listener into the world of their song and share in the experience. This year we shared that experience with some very talented singer/songwriters.

Brett Dennen is the young 26 year old who has burst onto the music scene and has a loyal and growing number of fans around the world. His songwriting is mature beyond his years and although you can hear the influences of the artists that helped form Dennen’s eloquent, lyrical style, his music is his own. Buy a copy of his CD So Much More at

Grayson Capps tells the stories of the under-class, where nothing is taken for granted. Capps lost his home of twenty years in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina, another experience to add to his arsenal of songs penned from life’s joys and disappointments. Buy his latest CD, Wail and Ride at

Chuck Brodsky has been a favorite, and required listening, on the Bus for a couple of decades now. His songs reflect life in these times, but he is also known for his songs about his favorite, forgotten baseball heroes. Often holding a mirror up to reveal who we are and where we are going, Chuck’s songs are sometimes controversial, often humorous, and always entertaining. Buy his newest CD, Tulips for Lunch at

Ruthie Foster was raised on gospel, soul, blues, and folk music. Her amazing vocal abilities and passionate songs combine for an incredible experience. Buy her CDs, Run Away Soul and Stages at Blue Corn Music.

Jeff Black has been writing powerful songs for many years. You may have heard one of his songs sung by such artists as Sam Bush, Iris Dement, Waylon Jennings, Jo-El Sonnier, or a host of others.
Tin Lily is Black’s fourth release and is overflowing with the insight and passion that permeate his superb songwriting. Buy all of his CDs at

Brett Dennen – Ain’t No Reason.mp3

Grayson Capps – New Orleans Waltz.mp3

Chuck Brodsky – Trees Falling.mp3

Ruthie Foster – Hole in My Pocket.mp3

Jeff Black – Hollow Of Your Hand.mp3


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