Steve Seskin, Craig Carothers & Don Henry
We welcome Steve Seskin, Craig Carothers & Don Henry back to The Woodshed! These three Nashville songwriters have brought their Songwriter's in the Round show to the Bay Area each January for many years, mesmerizing audiences with their poignant, heart tugging songs and doubling us over with laughter at their wit and turn of phrase If you've seen the television hit Nashville, you'll want to join us for the real thing. If you haven't, then just trust us don't miss this opportunity.
Steve Seskin is known as the most successful Nashville writer who's never lived in Nashville. he cut his teeth in the folk clubs of the South Bay The Cellar in Los Gatos, The Garrett in Campbell and The Country Store in Saratoga. he's lived in the East Bay for the past 20 years, commuting to Nashville for business. Along the way he's penned seven number one songs including "Grown Men Don't Cry" recorded by Tim McGraw and "Don't Laugh at Me," winner of NSAI Song of the Year and Music Row Magazine Song of the Year in 1999 as recorded by Mark Wills.
For Craig Carothers, the journey, and the songs, began in the Pacific Northwest. Craig's parents were both music teachers. Around the house, sounds ranged from Brubeck to Mancini; Victor Borgé to Jonathan Winters. Later influences included Motown, Joni Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, and The Beatles.
Venues were plentiful around his home in Portland, Oregon, and Craig spent more than 20 years playing almost every night of the week inside a forty-block radius. Things changed in 1995, when country music star Trisha Yearwood recorded Craig's song "Little Hercules." He hung a gold record on the wall and started traveling to Nashville on a regular basis. In recent years Craig's songs have been recorded by artists including: Kathy Matea, Lorrie Morgan, Sons Of The Desert, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, Steve Seskin, Berkley Hart, and Peter, Paul and Mary.
The wit and wisdom of Don Henry's songs are widely renowned, from the hilarious "B.F.D." and biker lullaby "Harley", to the wonderfully poignant tribute to Martin Luther King "Beautiful Fool", and of course his Grammy Award winning country classic "Where've You Been."
In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International). "Where've You Been" was the first song in country music history to be awarded all four honors in the same year!
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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