The next River City Sessions will be held Friday, March 6, at Cadek Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Performers will include Cody Ray, Cannon Hunt and Ben Strawn.
Review for the performers:
Cody Ray is poignant folk tunes from Chattanooga. Equal parts southern gothic, Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Bahamas, and a roll of 35mm film developed years later.
Cannon Hunt: “There’s an honesty lining his songs which feels refreshing in its tone and expression. There’s emotional depth but no sentimental subterfuge, a rare combination for someone whose youthfulness might seem at first to be an impediment to his musical maturity. But Hunt deftly overcomes any such assumptions and delivers a sound that’s both heartfelt and established. Touching on aspects of his relationship with God and how music is the conduit through which he accesses that spiritual reservoir, he imbues his music with the conviction of his own faith, with hope that it might help others who are looking for a surer handle on the nature of the divine and how it personally affects them. “ - Joshua Pickard (Southern Sounding)
Ben Strawn: Cleveland, TN based songwriter, Ben Strawn, began his journey into songwriting five years ago as a college freshman. After cutting his teeth in the Chattanooga songwriting community and releasing his EP, "At Sunset", in 2017, Ben began pulling from current influences such as The Paper Kites, Death Cab for Cutie and Ryan Adams to usher himself into a new era. Blending acoustic guitars, 80s synthesizers, and a quiet yet powerful voice, Ben released his first LP, "See in Color", on January 10, 2020, and is currently playing shows around the Southeast to promote the record.