ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Summit Coffee’s 100th Songwriter Showcase
Summit Coffee is proud to be presenting the one hundredth session of the Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
This milestone event will feature performances by 2014 Summit Coffee Songwriter of the year Rick Spreitzer, 2012 Summit Coffee Songwriter of the Year Billy Jones, and Summit Coffee Songwriter host Rob McHale.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
PROGRAM: Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase
VENUE ADDRESS: 128 South Main Street, Davidson, NC
VENUE PHONE: 704.663.6661
VENUE WEBSITE: www.summitcoffee.com
Rick Spreitzer – www.rickspreitzer.com
Billy Jones – www.billyjonesandthepocket.com
Rob McHale – www.robmchale.com
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The Centuplicate Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase
The Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase turns “100” Shows old on September 13, 2018. The showcase has endured longer than any other of its kind in the Carolinas and is termed “The Longest Running Songwriter Showcase in the Carolinas”.
The Songwriter Showcase is held monthly at the legacy music venue Summit Coffee in historic downtown Davidson, NC.
The showcase features local, regional, and touring artists, coming from as far away as Canada, New York, Michigan, Tennessee, and Massachusetts. Some of the performers have had commercial success THEwith top charting songs and songs placed in Television and Film Industry as well.
Rick Spreitzer – Rick Spreitzer is a NYC-born, south Florida-reared guy who now calls Charlotte, NC home. He was born to working-class parents. His father was a butcher, while his mother stayed at home raising those six kids.
He plays guitar like an old woman beating a dirty rug and sings like nobody’s angel. But spend time with his songs and you’ll find yourself visited by characters hell-bent on drawing you in. His songs speak of considerable depth, cling to the back of poetic beasts, and carry you through more shadow than light.
“Writing is that mostly laborious (sometimes magical) process of sifting through the dirt, peeling away the layers in search of small, shiny truths. I’ve found no better way to squander my days than to write in search of a decent song.’
Billy Jones – Billy Jones has been making his way across the Carolinas with a six-string and a suitcase full of well-crafted tunes for the better part of the last decade. Whether he’s performing solo or with in his dynamite trio, Jones always delivers with danceable rhythms and an intimate delivery that makes every venue a living room. Jones pens songs that reflect the deep musical roots of his native Carolina Piedmont. His ears are also tuned to a broader, global wavelength. Equal parts folk and rhythm and blues; his songs paint streetscapes of downtown Americana and offer reflections of a journey well traveled.
For Jones, playing live has always been his bread and butter. After hawking and honing his sounds for the last ten years, Billy Jones puts on a show that is as unique as it is memorable.
Rob McHale – Host – Rob McHale is a North Carolina-based Folk-Americana artist whose songs can take you through a small town, down a dirt road or on an historical journey – and bring you back home again. Rob’s flair for penning historical and social commentary songs has received recognition and awards from American Songwriter Magazine, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Dallas Songwriters Association, and Billboard.
Songwriter Rob McHale saw a need back in 2010 for a vehicle to help up-and-coming songwriters reach a listening audience. There were very few opportunities for performing in a listening environment in the area unless you were on tour. Since then, the Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase has been that vehicle to connect singer songwriters to interested listeners. Please come help us to celebrate our 100th show!
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