The Songwriter Series
Temple Lounge at Donaleigh’s, – May 5, 2015 – Show starts at: 08:00 PM
Tyger Shark presents The Songwriter Series
The Songwriter Series is a bi-weekly singer/songwriter showcase presented on Tuesday nights, 8:00pm, in the Temple Lounge at Donaleigh’s in downtown Barrie. Based on the Guitar Pull format the series will feature three guest artists each week and talent will be drawn from various genres: folk, blues, Celtic, indie, jazz, rock, pop, country, and Americana. Music journalist Chas. Hay and singer/ songwriter Brett Caswell will co-host each night of terrific music, stripped-down honesty, humour, stories from a lifetime of music making, and pure songwriting talent that in today’s music environment is too often overlooked. In this format there is not a pre-determined set list so there is an air of unpredictability and spontaneity to the evening.
Each evening will offer a unique opportunity to witness veteran and newer singer-songwriters interact in a ‘songwriter’s circle’ or ‘guitar pull’ where they will often accompany one another as they take turns swapping songs, stories, and personal recollections. The hallmarks of a great guitar pull are spontaneity and camaraderie. The guitar pull originated in the homes of Nashville songwriters who gathered to try out new compositions for their peers. Johnny and June Carter Cash hosted Nashville’s most storied guitar pulls.
This is the coolest, most viable, and rewarding way to experience live music today. This is when the magic happens. Each night will be a special experience for the artists and the audience. Please join us.