Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series March 9th

Von Braun Center PLAYHOUSE at 6:30 PM
Friday, March 9th, 2012
700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
Hear the stories behind the song!
Thanks to all of you who helped make our February performance the first SOLD OUT show of the 2012 season!
Friday, March 9th is our 3rd show for 2012. I have a great lineup of performers! Tim and Myles Thompson, Charie and Dana Black with Billy Ryan Droze as my Special guest! Season tickets for reserved seating are available and a few tables now open. If you're interested in a table contact me directly at .

One of the most recorded Nashville songwriters ever, Charlie Black has been named Songwriter Of The Year three times and was elected to the NSAI Songwriter Hall Of Fame in 1991.
Since his first hit “I Don’t Know You Anymore”, recorded by Tommy Overstreet, Charlie has written 15 #1 songs including “Shadows In The Moonlight” by Anne Murray, “Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson”, “You Lie” by Reba McEntire, 100% Chance Of Rain by Gary Morris, “Honor Bound” by Earl Thomas Conley, and the Grammy nominated songs “A Little Good News” by Anne Murray and “Come Next Monday” by K.T.Oslin.
Charlie Black songs have been recorded by such legendary artists as Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Don Williams, Paul Anka, Crystal Gayle, Tanya Tucker, Faron Young, Marty Robbins, Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, and George Strait. His song “Goodbye Says It All” was Blackhawk’s
first big hit, and he helped launch Phil Vassar’s amazing career with “Carlene” and “Six-Pack Summer”.

Tim & Myles Thompson are a Nashville-based Americana-jazz-folk duo featuring International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and acclaimed violinist Myles Thompson. Since forming as a duo in 2009, the father-son act has entertained audiences from coast-to-coast, presenting high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of legendary artists such as Chet Atkins, St├ęphane Grappelli, Chick Corea and Jackson Browne. Although influenced by the masters, their down-to-earth musical style is all their own -- a one-of-a-kind combination of improvisational jazz, traditional folk, singer-songwriter, country, rock and World.
A native of northern Minnesota, Tim's guitar playing, vocals and songwriting reveal his Midwestern musical roots with a hint of Americana Nashville. Audiences smile and tap their feet as he layers intricate melodies, chords and textures with his acoustic and electric guitars while his son, 17-year-old Myles, answers and/or takes the lead with soaring and drifting echoes on violin, occasionally surprising audience members with a humorous, homespun story. Tim’s unique technique, intricate and fun arrangements helped him win the International Fingerstyle Championship in 2008.
Tim has released seven solo albums -- one showcasing his talents as a singer-songwriter. The duo “Tim & Myles Thompson” has released one CD “Road Runner” and most recently a DVD “Tim & Myles Thompson Live”. Tim’s music has been used in film (Casper’s Haunted Christmas), TV, and software (Flip Video Camera). Tim has performed with popular acts such as Crystal Gayle and Highway 101, appeared on National Public Radio stations around the country, and shared billing with guitar icons Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy. Myles' touring career, which started at age 13, has taken him and his guitarist father coast-to-coast in the United States (including the Virgin Islands), as well as other countries such as England, Romania, Cyprus, Norway, and Canada.
My Special Guest is Billy Ryan Droze!
As a teenager he would perform anywhere, at anytime for anyone who would listen. If he couldn’t get somebody to take him to a gig, Billy would walk for miles, carrying his guitar down the country roads of Alabama to play. Billy now lives in Nashville with his wife, Marija, son , Nicholas. He recently signed a recording contract with Directions International Nashville, and looks forward to releasing his first EP soon. In addition to all that Billy has acquired cut’s on such artist like ”DARRYL WORLEY, BILLY YATES, MARTY RAYBON (from the group Shenandoah) and many more to come. “I am genuinely blessed and I thank God everyday for all the good people he has put in my life”, says Billy. “I know I am nothing without the talent God gave me”. Billy has been featured in several magazines and his music has been heard on radio all over the world. Talent truly is the key word.
Jim Parker's Songwriters Series will celebrate it's seven year anniversay at the VBC during the May performance! Be sure to mark your calendars!!!

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