Season 3 of The Tokyo Rosenthal Program - Americana Radio Show recorded before a live audience at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.
Celebration of NC Songwriting featuring: Laurelyn Dossett, Wyatt Easterling, Justin Johnson, Carrie Marshall, Kirk Ridge, & Bill West Six of the most celebrated songwriters in the state come together for a festive evening of original music. Playing in an entertaining full-band format, the show features a wide range of musical styles that will keep you smiling and moving in your seats. Legendary session players Bobb Head (bass) and John Hanks (drums) groove the groups moving lyrics, tight harmonies, and diverse instrumentation.Laurelyn Dossett www.laurelyndossett.comOne of the most sought-after voices in creative collaborations, Laurelyn Dossett wrote Anna Lee, featured on Levon Helms Grammy-winning record Dirt Farmer andLeaving Eden, the title track for the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. She is writer and producer of The Gathering, a holiday song cycle originally commissioned by the North Carolina Symphony in 2011.Wyatt Easterling www.wyatteasterling.comLeading Atlantic Records A&R Department began Wyatt Easterlings two decades of platinum and gold winning releases. He later partnered with Miles Copeland (The Police & Sting) then moved out on his own writing with songs like his title track for Dierks Bentleys chart-topping, million-selling album Modern Day Drifter. Wyatts new CD, Goodbye-Hello, is rich with wisdom, acceptance and optimism.Justin Johnson www.justinjohnsonlive.comInternational ambassador for cigar box guitars and American Roots instruments, Justin Johnson was hailed by Guitar World as a must-see act for his mastery of stringed instruments and won 1st place in the Slidestock International Slide Guitar Competition. His groundbreaking 2014 double album,oke & Mirrors, has been complemented by the new DVD set Roots Music According to Justin Johnson.SmCarrie Marshall www.carriemarshall.netAn award-winning songwriter and featured artist with the North Carolina Arts Council, Carrie Marshall was named one of the Top Charlotte Vocalists in 2012 by the Carolina Entertainment Network. A jazz/blues power, Carrie has performed at such notable events as the Democratic National Convention and the Romare Bearden Grand Opening.Kirk Ridge www.kirkridgemusic.comKirk Ridges lyrics have been published in American Songwriter magazine, and he is resident songwriter for the Cary Playwrights Forum. His music has been featured on NPRs Car Talk and Londons Deep Grooves Radio. Kirk was a finalist in the Austin, TX Songwriters contest and won Belfasts Celtic Roots Radio competition as well as a RadioIndy top CD award.Bill Westwww.billwestmusic.comA popular music entrepreneur, Bill West is owner of the Graham, NC venue 54 West. Bill has played nearly 2,000 shows internationally. His touching lyrics come from a heart that feels yours with melodies that create instant nostalgia.Bill takes great pride in the art of song crafting and live performance. He has had worldwide viral success in Spotify, with over 500,000 plays.Also featuring John Hanks on drums and Bobb Headon bass!
Sounds Like: David Gilmour, Tears for Fears, Sting, Toad the Wet Sprocket, American Music Club
Label: Cedar Cat Records
One voice. One guitar. Over 1,000 shows and counting. 9 states. 2 countries. Over 100,000 miles on the road. Thousands of satisfied listeners. Smooth vocals. Lyrics that come from a heart that shares the exact same memories as yours.
Melodies that create instant nostalgia.
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