April Lineup At Charles And Myrtle's Coffeehouse

Monday, March 24, 2014

Here is the April lineup for Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse.  The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road.  Shows are at 8 p.m.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  Coffee, tea and homemade cookies will be available.

Review for the performers: 

April 4 Will Kimbrough 

With songs recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough’s multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations in the studio and on-stage with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Kim Richey, Matthew Ryan, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider and Mavis Staples.  As a way to explain his masterful performance on the guitar, Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association

April 5  Pattee Wilbanks and Robert Lovett  

She has been performing in various groups for 35 years in Chattanooga a currently plays with Dale Martin in "BlueJohn" a well- known duo at the coffeehouse.  She plays guitar, mandolin, and claw-hammer style banjo.  Robert Lovett is a Texas born singer/songwriter having performed in Knoxville, Nashville, and Lubbock, Texas.  He has recorded two original solo CDs which are in influenced by bluegrass and country blues. 

April 12  Mark Stuart 

In 1998, Stuart and his wife Stacey Earle made her first album on their own label, Gearle Records. Some 2,000 concerts later, Mark has re-embarked on a solo career, as the duo is dormant. In 2014, Mark Stuart is touring heavily and his performances are littered with great guitar pieces, self-penned songs from his solo records and duo records. Also, he does “tribute” songs to those notable artists he used to work for, and, includes fascinating stories about the experiences along the way.  

April 19 Brigette Demeyer 

Brigette Demeyer is a very discussed artist in the Americana movement. Her work has stirred accolades in national media. She has been tapped to open for Bob Dylan, among others, and has toured frequently at home and abroad. Brigitte DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries, her most vivid colors being a Southern feel, a churchy soulfulness in her vocals, and a way with words that bears comparison to literature as easily as to the best contemporary lyrics. For DeMeyer, it is just a matter of time. 

April 26  Jill Colucci  

Jill has made her mark on Country Radio as a songwriter with hit songs such as Song of the Year "No One Else On Earth" by Wynonna Judd and #1 Award winning songs "I’m Gonna Be Somebody" and "Anymore" by Travis Tritt.  Jill's songs have sold over 20 million records worldwide!  Jill received her first gold records with Anne Murray and Gloria Loring.  Her slightly raspy singing voice has been sought out by major film studios, television producers and national commercial producers. She is the songwriter and vocalist for ABC's "America’s Funniest Home Videos" theme song entitled "The Funny Things You Do."  For three consecutive years, she sang ABC’s network theme song "Something's Happening Here on ABC."  She performed Kenny Loggin's "Celebrate Me Home" for the Disney Channel’s network theme.


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