BERWYN, PA — The Trinity Spotlight Concert Series (Berwyn, PA) invites you to a Bluebird Café style “In The Round” featuring critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig Bickhardt with Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Thom Schuyler and Tony Arata.
Craig, Thom, and Tony are three of the original Writers in the Round at Nashville’s fabled Bluebird Café (featured frequently in the hit Television series, Nashville).
Free RSVP tickets and more details: https://spotlight-intheround-2018.eventbrite.com
Craig Bickhardt is the uniting force behind this critically acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. His songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Kathy Mattea, and Alison Krauss. His voice and songs can be heard in the Academy Award-winning film “Tender Mercies,” starring Robert Duvall.
Thom Schuyler was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. His literary lyrical sense and storytelling skills shine in songs like “My Old Yellow Car” and “Sixteenth Avenue,” the unofficial anthem of Music Row’s songwriting community. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including The Forester Sisters, Michael Martin Murphy, The Judds, and Barbara Mandrell. His song “Love Will Turn You Around” (Kenny Rogers) was ASCAP Song of the Year in 1982, and American Music Awards Song of the Year in 1983.
Tony Arata was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He has penned songs for dozens of famed country artists, including Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Suzy Bogguss, and Hal Ketchum. Arata’s best-known tune “The Dance,” was recorded by Garth Brooks, and won Song of the Year at The Academy of Country Music Awards. To date, Garth has recorded a total of 7 songs written by Tony.
The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM. There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering of $15-20 per person is recommended.
You will be moved by all three performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers. This show promises to be as good as it gets! ALL are welcome!