When: Friday, April 12th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7pm. Suggested Donation: $18 at the door and DOS, $15 in advance through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Food: We will provide some food and beverages for this event, but any food contribution from you would be much appreciated. Also, feel free to BYOB.
WHAT IS SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND? For those that maybe haven't experienced a "Songwriters In The Round," it is three songwriters sitting in a row and taking turns sharing songs, and sometimes a story or an explanation of how a song came about. It is very intimate and often gives a glimpse behind the curtain to the songwriting process, which is a mystery in many respects, even to the songwriter.
"Elbow Grease" - Rod Picott
Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame.
The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott’s catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as “Take Home Pay” – one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves.
PRESS FOR ROD PICOTT “mesmerizing” - Rolling Stone.com “songs like Raymond Carver short stories” - Houston Chronicle “proves once again he’s a ringmaster at turning misery into art” - Boston Globe
ROTTEN TOOTH BROCK ZEMAN
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.
Over the course of his career, Zeman has released 12 studio albums, one live record, toured North America extensively and received praise from numerous press outlets. “His songs have more depth than can be realized first time through, which only enhances with each listen,” wrote Penguin Eggs. Zeman has also won a slew of songwriting awards, including 2nd place at both 2016’s Unsigned Only Competition as well as the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for his track “Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil’s Back.” In 2017 he returned to ISC as a finalist with his song “Dead Man’s Shoes.”
“I was inspired to write from the feeling I got when I listened to music,” Zeman recalls about his childhood. “I always hoped I could pass on the same overwhelming feeling to others.”
APRIL 12TH SONGWRITERS iN THE ROUND (Rod Picott, Brock Zeman, Scott Aycock)
May 5th Mark Stuart opener TBA
May 24th Gretchen Peters with Ken Pomeroy opening
June 1st SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND (John William Davis, others TBA)