Winners of past 6 months' open mics return to compete for the grand prize, courtesy of Higher Ground Studio. This is a listening room. BYO snacks and beverages.
This will be an intimate acoustic showcase in which ten songwriters get to play one original song each for all the festival artists, attendees and #1 hit songwriting judges. This event is the first of its kind at this festival and is intended to give lesser known (but fabulous) talent a shot to be heard.
Sounds Like: Ray LaMontagne, James Morrison, James Taylor
Manager: Morgan Raymond
Bio: 20 year old Edward Hartline's bluesy folk songs seem to come from the heart and voice of an older man as he weaves emotional pictures of life, love, and loss that touch the soul.
Edward began writing songs at age 11, initially influenced by Don McLean and The Monkees, and later by Elliott Smith ...See Full Bio
"Working his way through the early-woodshed stages is Alabama’s own upcoming singing/songwriting prodigy Edward Hartline, who at the age of almost-twenty has four CDs, credible notices from national IndieMusic trade publications, a successful crowd-funding campaign, a triumphant tour of FL/TX/LA, and an appearance in a renegade SXSW showcase. Literate, debonair, immediately engaging, EH has been sure-footed in his preparation for what promises to be a steady ascension in regional acoustic respectability."