WCBE Benefit Musicians performing : 7pm Quinn Fallon 7:30pm Theo Perry 8pm George Barrie 8:30pm Stephanie Jeffreys 9pm Sean Woosley 9:30pm Matthew Hoover 10pm Midland 10:30pm Happy Chichester 11pm Micah Schnabel 11:30pm Mark Rhodes
The area's premier songwriter showcase...in the city's best listening room!... Hosted by award-winning songwriter, Eric Gnezda... Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. $5 cover. Jesse Henry is a prolific songwriter and musician versatile enough to excel in multiple genres. A soulful singer, he writes songs with spirit, humor, and storytelling elements, often with a down-and-dirty blues feel. For the past decade, he’s played countless concerts with the Spikedrivers, who merge country, blues and rock; Royal Tycoons, a jazz and soul band; and The Field Dogs, an acoustic Americana group. Also an accomplished solo act, he is working on three recording projects. Jesse earned a B.A. in jazz saxophone performance, writes instructional guitar books, and teaches guitar, piano, songwriting, and music theory. He is also the Dean of the Rafiki Music School in Nairobi, Kenya. jessehenry.com _________________________________________________ Joey Hebdo’s style, "Adventure-Folk," is unspoiled and unforgettable. A Columbus native, Joey and his music were shaped through the merging of Lebanese culture with suburban America and Appalachian paradise. His diversity was inevitable, as he drew his influences from Robert Plant, Andrew Bird, The Temptations, the Beatles, and, of course, his grandfather. His first self-release, "unEP" (2008), was well received, launching him on a nine-month coast-to-coast tour, which featured extensive dates in San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles. Upon returning home, he recorded, "Prosciutto," followed by a live album at Rumba Café, and a collaborative CD with fellow songwriters in a Hocking Hills cabin. joeyhebdo.com __________________________________________________ Stephanie Jeffreys is a singer-songwriter from Central Illinois, now based in Columbus. It wasn’t until her late 20s that she picked up a guitar left behind by an ex-boyfriend. Teaching herself John Prine and Gillian Welch tunes, she soon took a stab at writing her own songs – and found success, joining forces with singer-songwriter James Edwards, with whom she formed The Midnighters. In honor of the title of her very first song, “Troubled Soul” became the title of their first record, released in 2006. Stephanie cites her musical influences as Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams, Patti Griffin, and Neko Case. Her latest band, The Kits, is a six-piece string group. reverbnation.com/stephaniejeffreys __________________________________________________ Host Eric Gnezda tours nationally as a singer-songwriter and keynote speaker. He is a regular Writers Night performer at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and a recipient of the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition. His media credits include NPR, ESPN and “Entertainment Tonight.” His most recent CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World. www.gnezda.com
Sounds Like: Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Bonnie Raitt, Maria McKee
Bio: Stephanie Jeffreys is a singer-songwriter from central Illinois now living and working in Columbus, Ohio. She grew up loving to sing her little heart out, but mostly just to herself. Finally, in her late 20s, she picked up a guitar left behind by an ex-boyfriend. She started teaching herself John...See Full Bio
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