In The Round with Craig Carothers, Kim Richey, Pete Wasner and Justina Shandler, $15

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In The Round with Craig Carothers, Kim Richey, Pete Wasner and Justina Shandler, $15
Friday, September 27, 2019 9:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $15 cover charge at door
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Friday, Sep 27, 2019 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $15 cover charge at door
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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There are 20 tables, 10 bar seats and 8 pew seats available for reservation. The remaining pew seats for this show are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/first served basis when doors open.
Craig Carothers: As a touring musician and a regular at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Craig has shared a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, Patty Larkin, and Michael McDonald. He’s a songwriter’s songwriter, sharing co-writes with Bruce Hornsby, Don Schlitz, Maia Sharp, and Marty Stewart, to name a few. He’s had songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Russell Hitchcock, Peter, Paul and Mary, and many others.
Kim Richey: Edgeland moves roots singer/subtle excavator of the human condition Kim Richey through the topography of the life lived by a woman committed to following her music. Flinching over hurting another, knowing the ways of the road, seeking higher ground and accepting the fact everyone’s truth isn’t a white picket fence, she continues defying labels as she defines the thinking person’s life.

“Right now, my stuff is all in storage,” she says of her state of constant motion. “I’ve lived in a lot of different places – different countries even. It’s a little overwhelming, keeping track of stuff, but it’s been an amazing trip because music has taken me places I never dreamed. “I’m the same way with writing. Even when I’ve finished a record, or am in the middle of recording, I’m writing. Writing songs is what I do; it’s how I connect with the world.”

That sense of motion infuses Edgeland with immediacy. From the Buck Owens/Don Rich opening notes of “Red Line,” the dusky blond sweeps listeners up in her whirl. If “Red Line” is a missed train and a moment of immersion in the station, “The Get Together” shimmers with a Laurel Canyon lushness and ease in the awkward (that evokes J.D. Souther’s post-romantic midtempos) and “Can’t Seem To Let You Go” owns the ‘60s Merseybeat pop luxury of the Seekers or Dusty Springfield in Memphis. Demonstrating a facility for slipping in and out of oeuvres and emotions, this – in many ways — culminates her passage through music.
Kim Richey is a traveller, after all. Musically, physically, emotionally. Not merely restless or rootless, it’s who she is. Willing to follow where the music leads, she’s landed in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, working with a who’s who of producers – Richard Bennett, Hugh Padgham, Bill Bottrell, Angelo, Giles Martin. She’s attracted a coterie of top-shelf genre-definers — Jason Isbell, Trisha Yearwood, Chuck Prophet, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Wilco’s Pat Sansone – for her critically-lauded projects. She has also sung on records for Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, Isbell, and Rodney Crowell.

Pete Wasner: Pete Wasner is a singer/songwriter/piano player living in Nashville Tennessee. After growing up in southern Minnesota, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. From there he migrated to Denver and then on to Los Angeles before finally settling in Nashville in 1986. Since then he has garnered two #1 singles co-written with Vince Gill, “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away” and “Whenever You Come Around”, and two top ten singles, “One Night A Day” recorded by Garth Brooks, and “Mama Knows The Highway” recorded by Hal Ketchum. His songs have also been recorded by Crystal Gayle, Bonnie Raitt, Reba McIntyre, John Waite and Patty Loveless.
Justina Shandler: Justina Shandler is an award-winning singer-songwriter and teacher who grew up next to a llama farm in Roanoke, Virginia. Her music falls under the umbrella of pop, somewhere between Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles. She juxtaposes her convivial Disney princess-esque voice with complex themes like grief, social activism, and self-empowerment. All the while, she is an engine of positivity and enthusiasm.

Justina has won many national and international awards, including Carnegie Hall’s songwriting competition, UK Songwriting Contest, and third place at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival. She has performed original songs at Lincoln Center and Rockwood Music Hall in New York (with members of Sara Bareilles’ band), at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and at various comedy clubs in Los Angeles. She has shared transcendent co-writes with Nashville songwriter, Craig Carothers, and studied under hit songwriters Jon Lind (Boogie Wonderland) and Cathy Heller (of #1 iTunes podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job).

Unexpectedly, Justina ended up in prison (… as an instructor). She taught songwriting and played rock music with over fifty incarcerated men at Dade and Everglades Correctional Institutions through non-profit organization, Exchange for Change. During the summer, Justina builds confidence with young songwriters at Interlochen Arts Camp, an intensive three-week program.

As an adjunct professor, Justina shares songwriting wisdom at the University of Miami, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Media Writing and Production. She has toured the country with her original music, which can be streamed or downloaded on all major platforms.