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Dimebox Duo Debuts in Paso - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Dimebox DuoDime Box Band’s Kristi Callan and her son James (Dave Davies, The Last) are on tour in support of their new album, Happy. Back in 1987, the Los Angeles-based band Wednesday Week was fronted by singer-guitarist Kristi (who has worked with David Gray, Dave Davies, The Cruzados). They drew favorable comparisons to The Bangles with their acclaimed album, What We Had. While Wednesday Week is just a memory, Callan is still active, now fronting Dime Box Band, whose new album, Happy, is receiving critical accolades and airplay across the country. http://dimeboxband.com/

 

Special guests include Amanda Lovelady, John Sandoval, Alex Van Brasch, Dan Daniel, and guest host Craig Louis Dingman.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Featuring Chris Pierce of This is Us - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Chris PierceConsummate Soul Man Chris Pierce has released eight independent albums worldwide. In 2018, Pierce’s hit song "We Can Always Come Back To This” was prominently featured in three separate scenes on the TV show "This Is Us". In addition to headlining road tours, he has either performed on stage with or opened worldwide tours for Seal, B.B. King, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Buddy Guy, Al Green, Blind Boys of Alabama, Cold War Kids, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Jamie Cullum and many others. http://www.chrispierce.com/

 

Special guests include Amanda Lovelady, Craig McNichols, Amanda Ply, and Ken McMeans with John Nowel.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at The Savory Palette (former Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Sacramento's Jenn Rogar in the Spotlight - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Jenn RogarOne of Sacramento's top singer-songwriters, Jenn Rogar is a rabblerouser, a folksinger in the tradition of Holly Near and Joan Baez, using her music as a tool to educate and incite pacifism and activism and awareness. Her music is also intended to invite sentimentality along the lines of Kate Wolf and Janis Ian. http://jennrogar.com/

 

Special guests include Mike Scully, and Craig Louis Dingman.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Award-Winning Writer Julie Lee Headlines - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Julie LeeSoCal-based rock vocalist Julie Lee brings to mind Kim Carnes when she sings. Julie has played several guest sets on our showcases, and won Best Overall on our October song contest. https://www.julieleemusicinmotion.com/

 

Special guests include Nick Moses, Alex Van Brasch, Craig Louis Dingman, and Sarah Molly.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at The Savory Palette (former Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Featuring Bakersfield's Charlie Zanne Band - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Charlie Zanne BandCharlie Zanne Band is the duo of Amanda McCaslin and Jake Neuman, Bakersfield-based Americana musicians who played our showcase in the quartet, Jake & The Broken Spokes. They're sort of like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, except Jake is the front man and Amanda is playing the lead guitar.

 

Special guests include Kris Simeon, and Rob Kimball.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Dorian Michael Plays Blues, Rock & Jazz - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Dorian MichaelDorian Michael started playing guitar as a seven-year old in Los Angeles just as folk music was about to have a renaissance of sorts and earthy acoustic music was his first guitar experience. He has been a working guitarist for four decades and in that time has played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll. There has always been a huge variety of playing experience from smokey honky-tonks to theater orchestra pits. At some point along the way he started playing a few solo fingerstyle instrumentals, made a cd and decided he needed to hit the road and see if he could sell all those cds he had. Three solo cds and four ensemble cds later Dorian is still playing throughout the States and Canada. More at https://dorianmichael.com/

 

Special guests include Lauren Hatcher, Sarah Molly, Jim Conroy, and Susan Kotler.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at The Savory Palette (former Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Pi Jacobs Headlines 9th Anniversary Show - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Pi JacobsSongwriters At Play celebrates nine years of our weekly showcase at Sculpterra, held year-round, rain or shine. Headlining is LA based singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs, who plays what she calls an “Americana bluesy rock thing”. In 2016 she signed to the Travianana / Mountain Fever Group label based in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2017 they released her first album, A Little Blue, to great critical acclaim, and Pi toured the US and Europe extensively, gathering a solid and dedicated fanbase. Pi is currently at work on her second Travianna release, “Two Truths and a Lie”. Learn more at https://www.pijacobs.com/

 

Special guests include Rags Rosenberg, Steve Kindel, Jim Conroy, Cassi Nicholls, and Steve Bernal.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Encore! San Diego's Sara Petite Returns - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Sara PetiteSara Petite is a gritty Pollyanna, with Minnie Pearl's wit, Bruce Springsteen's rock attitude, playing a style of country music mixing outlaw and classic twang. Raised in a Tulip farming town in Washington State, she now resides in San Diego. A gifted singer-songwriter who is as welcome in senior citizen centers as she is in biker bars, Sara finds inspiration in the likes of Brandy Clark, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Tom Petty. She's the four-time winner of San Diego’s Best Country-Americana Band. Learn more at https://www.sarapetite.com

 

Special guests include Rags Rosenberg, and BanjerDan.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Song Contest Moves to Pismo - 6:30-9:00pm
781 Price St, Ste A
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-6563 [map]
Price: Free!

trophiesSongwriters At Play brings its month song contest to Pismo Beach, for the fifth round of our third season. Once a month, 10 contestants play 2 original songs each, and three judges award three prizes: Best Performance, Best Song, and Best Overall.

Winner of Best Overall is invited to the final round on July 7, 2020 for a prize of $500.

Our sponsors:
--Best Song (one hour studio time at Painted Sky Recording Studio in Cambria)
--Best Performer (a free photo session with Matt Vargo)
--Best Overall (one hour studio time at Laurel Lane studios in San Luis Obispo)

Contestants must register in advance by contacting stevekey57@gmail.com. There is a $5 entry fee.

Contest begins at 6:30pm at Puffer's, 781 Price St, Ste A, Pismo Beach, (805) 773-6563. No cover charge for listeners!

Two NorCal Writers Share Featured Set - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

John Roy Zat & Zoe FitzGerald CarterJohn Roy Zat is a singer, songwriter, fiddler and guitar picker with a few miles on his chassis and a lot of this world traveled. His work has garnered the attention of, and been recorded by, music legend Kate Wolf, by Banish Misfortune, Caroline Herring, and others. With Appalachian influences, Cajun, dust bowl, and a dash of rockabilly, he includes John Prine and Jessie Winchester among his influences. https://www.royzat.com/

 

Zoe FitzGerald Carter is an author and journalist from Washington D.C. with roots in the sugarcane fields of Louisiana, a topic she has written about, both as a journalist and songwriter. She’s been playing guitar since her father gave her his Guild 12-string when she was 13 and has played in a number of Bay Area bands, including indie-roots ensemble Sugartown, the Dylan-inspired Rolling Thunder band, and with a group of local journalists, The Deadliners. Sample her solo music at https://zoefitzgeraldcarter.hearnow.com/

 

Guest host Craig Louis Dingman kicks off the show, which includes touring artist Casual Water.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Two Troubadours Share the Spotlight - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Zoe FitzGerald Carter & John Roy ZatJohn Roy Zat is a singer, songwriter, fiddler and guitar picker with a few miles on his chassis and a lot of this world traveled. His work has garnered the attention of, and been recorded by, music legend Kate Wolf, by Banish Misfortune, Caroline Herring, and others. With Appalachian influences, Cajun, dust bowl, and a dash of rockabilly, he includes John Prine and Jessie Winchester among his influences. https://www.royzat.com/

 

Zoe FitzGerald Carter is an author and journalist from Washington D.C. with roots in the sugarcane fields of Louisiana, a topic she has written about, both as a journalist and songwriter. She’s been playing guitar since her father gave her his Guild 12-string when she was 13 and has played in a number of Bay Area bands, including indie-roots ensemble Sugartown, the Dylan-inspired Rolling Thunder band, and with a group of local journalists, The Deadliners. Sample her solo music at https://zoefitzgeraldcarter.hearnow.com/

 

Special guests include Mark Davis of Shadowlands.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Steve Earle Tribute in Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Steve EarleSongwriters at Play present an evening of songs by hard-core Texas troubadour Steve Earle, from Guitar Town and the Devil's Right Hand to Copperhead Road and My Old Friend The Blues. Performers include Paul Kaspian, Steve Kindel, Aireene Espiritu, Katie Chappell, Deborah Crooks, Ben Davis, John Sandoval, Sebastian Luna, Rob Kimball, and Casey Rodgers.

 

Show begins at 6:30pm at The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. $10 general admission. Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/steve-earle-tribute-1-14-2020

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