Picker's Supply Presents

Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase
A Monthly "In the Round" Concert Series Featuring Original Acoustic Music

Friday, September 27, 8 to 10 pm

This Month's Songwriters ...

Bob Gramann

Sue Trainor

Andrew Lawrence

Christinia Muir

Picker's Supply Concert hall
902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA (entrance in alley around back)
Admission $5.00

Bob Gramann is a songwriter, a folksinger, and an avid whitewater boater who puts his thoughts of humans and nature into song. He was called a "northeast Virginia songwriting treasure" by Laurie Larson of Crossroads magazine. Last winter, he was voted Fredericksburg's best acoustic act for 1995 in a Free Lance-Star m usic poll. His songs are recorded on his two albums Mostly New Songs and Mostly True Songs. He and Peter Mealy founded the Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase three years ago. Bob appears frequently at the showcase.

Sue Trainor's "beautiful voice and razor sharp wit wil l keep all your senses occupied and your humor engaged -- don't miss her!" (Shenandoah Coffeehouse). Sue was nominated for WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards ) this year as overall "Songwriter of the Year" (for the second year in a row!), "Best Female Vocalist" (in the Children's Music category), and "Most Supportive of Washington Music" (for the second year in a row!).

No less an authority than John McCutcheon has this to say about Andrew Lawrence : "Once in a great while, I hear a songwriter hat truly understands the power of their craft and is able to pull it off with simplicity and grace. Andrew Lawrence is that proverbial 'Needle in th e haystack.'" Always relevant, never preachy, Andrew's songs gather up the scattered details o f our lives and give them back to us in beautiful mosaics. He's funny, he's a killer guitarist, you'll love him. 'Nuf said.

Christina Muir "is effervescently friendly and luminous on stage, plays guitar like an old pro, and delivers her songs and stories in a clear, true voice which rises and falls over the octaves as though they were invented to serve her personal command" (Sally Sutherland, New Song Coffeehouse). Christina's gracefully agile voice invites comparisons with Anne Hills, Priscilla Herdman, Sally Rogers, and Judy Collins. Her songs are rich in metaphor, and her captivating performance draws listeners deep into the spell of hertimeless stories.

The October 25 Showcase (Third Anniversary) features Bruce Davies, Peter Mealy and Laurie Rose Griffith, Barry Fitzgerald, and Pat White. (Another good show).

Links to other Songwriters Showcase Web pages

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