Hailing from Minnesota, Marcellus Hall arrived in New York in the 1990s to form Railroad Jerk, an industrial grunge-folk band whose four LPs on Matador Records helped define the era. With trademark absurdist, yet poignant, lyrics, Hall went on to form (with drummer Dave Varenka) White Hassle, a duo with guitar, harmonica, and drums … Continue reading
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Residency at Beluthahatchee Park
Jacksonville Songwriter Residency Announces Historic New Residency at Beluthahatchee Park The Jacksonville Songwriter Residency is excited to announce a new historic Songwriter Residency for 2016. This new project will be a partnership with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation and St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department. This historic songwriter residency program will take place at Beluthahatchee … Continue reading
3rd Annual Songwriting Contest!
Safe at Home Productions Inc., in association with Jacksonville Songwriter Residency, and St. Johns Riverkeeper, is proud to present the 3rd Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest. This international, Americana-oriented songwriting contest is offered in conjunction with the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival, held in Gram’s hometown of Waycross, Georgia. This … Continue reading
October 11th Showcase at Hemming Park // She Keeps Bees
We are very excited to welcome She Keeps Bees to Jacksonville! They will be staying with our lead partner the Omni Hotel next week, and will be performing at a free showcase in Hemming Park on October 11 at 6:00pm with Ian Dunlop of Gram Parsons International Submarine Band. We look forward to a whole … Continue reading
Finalists of Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest!
Come out to Jack Rabbits on Saturday September 20 to see some of Florida’s best songwriters! https://www.facebook.com/events/1476204399289426/ 8:10-8:20 Michael Havens 8:20-8:30 Shane Myers 8:30-8:40 Al Poindexter 8:40-8:50 Lee Hunter 8:50-9:00 T.K. Hilton 9:00-9:10 Scott Low 9:10-9:20 Jackie Stranger 9:20-9:30 Eb Steward 9:30-9:40 Reina G. Collins 9:40-9:50 Meredith Rae Woodard 9:50-10:00 Joseph Shuck Continue reading
Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest
2014 Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest Official Rules Safe at Home Productions Inc., in association with Jacksonville Songwriter Residency, and St. Johns Riverkeeper, is proud to present the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest. This international, Americana-oriented songwriting contest is held in conjunction with the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival, … Continue reading
Amythyst Kiah is our July Resident!
Amythyst Kiah is a Southern Roots/Alt-Country blues musician originally from Chattanooga, TN. She has found a way to fuse traditional roots music with a contemporary style that makes for powerful original songs, and transforms traditional songs into powerful, soulful renditions. She draws heavily on Old Time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Rev. Gary Davis, Skillet … Continue reading
Scott Low is our June Resident!
While all the rocks have been turned hundreds of times and the melodies have become inverted to a fray, music still creates the freedom, expression and escape that makes our world continue to search for innovation. From a man who originally came to town to play jazz guitar, Scott Low quit it all for the song. Write … Continue reading
Jazz Fest After Dark Showcase
Jacksonville Songwriter Residency Presents: SAT May 24 1904 Music Hall -The Dewars http://dewars.bandcamp.com/ -Four Families http://www.fourfamiliesmusic.com/ -Canary in the Coalmine http://canaryinthecoalminemusic.com/ -This Frontier Needs Heroes http://thisfrontierneedsheroes.com/ For more information: http://theelbowjax.com/jazz-fest-after-dark-2014/ Continue reading
Here is an video from our showcase at the Omni! For more information on our One Spark project. http://www.beonespark.com/discover/creator_projects/jacksonville-songwriter-festival Continue reading