Here is the February lineup at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity, 105 McBrien Road. Shows are at 8 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, $5 for seniors and students. For more information call 504-7258.
Review for artists:
Feb. 1 Jefferson Ross
Based in Savannah, Georgia, where the Spanish moss hangs from ancient oaks like long torn veils, Jefferson employs his unique acoustic guitar style and southern, soulful voice to spin some of the finest story songs to come out of Deep Dixie in a long while. His song craft has been compared to Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt,Rodney Crowell and Jesse Winchester. His vocal style is fresh yet wizened by years on the road. For over a quarter century, Ross honed his craft in Nashville both as staff songwriter for companies like Curb Records, a studio session player and as a road musician and background singer for folks like CCMA Entertainer Of Year, Terri Clark.
Feb. 7 Marshall Chapman (Friday Night Show)
Marshall Chapman is an American singer-songwriter-author who was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To date she has released thirteen critically acclaimed albums, highlighted by this year’s Blaze of Glory, which is being hailed a masterpiece.Her songs have been recorded by everyone from Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker to Irma Thomas and Jimmy Buffett. In 2010, Chapman landed her first movie role, playing Gwyneth Paltrow’s road manager in Country Strong. While filming the movie, her musical Good Ol’ Girls (adapted from the fiction of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, featuring songs by Matraca Berg and Marshall) opened off-Broadway. That fall, Chapman simultaneously released a book (They Came to Nashville) and CD (Big Lonesome). They Came to Nashville was nominated for the 2011 SIBA Book Award for nonfiction, and the Philadelphia Inquirer named Big Lonesome “Best Country/Roots Album of 2010.”
Feb. 8 No show
Feb. 15 Doug Spears
A rare fourth generation Florida native, Doug Spears is a troubadour poet - a seamless blend of storyteller and performing songwriter. Fresh and new, yet at the same time hauntingly familiar, Doug produces a true folk/Americana sound with a warm, unique guitar style and rich, distinctive vocals. Hank Weisman of the Savannah Folk Music Society says, "Great songs combined with fine play and entertaining, informative patter makes Doug a sure-fire success with any audience." “Doug’s words and music go straight to the heart and he doesn’t let up, from start to finish.” Ron Johnson, Florida Times Union.
Feb. 22 Sean and Laura O’Shea
Sean O'Shea is an Inspirational performing songwriter based in Nashville. He has been interviewed by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson live on ABC's Good Morning America and has twice opened for famed author and television personality Dr. Wayne W. Dyer."Big Shoes to Fill" is Sean's compilation of meditative music containing rich musical arrangements and haunting melodies.Sean is married to Laurie (Bergoffen) O'Shea -- also a performing songwriter who has worked with Disney.