In the Row with Alan Rhody, Pat Alger & Wood Newton

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In the Row with Alan Rhody, Pat Alger & Wood Newton
Saturday, August 7, 2021 9:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $20 prepaid cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
Admission Type Price Quantity
SOLD OUT! There will be a few church pew seats (ALL-AGES) that are first come, first served when doors open. There’s always a possibility of more seats becoming available at the door due to no shows or last-minute cancellations.
Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $20 prepaid cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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There are 17 tables, 6-8 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. Please note that you may be seated with persons outside of your party. 
Alan Rhody: Alan Rhody is a Kentucky native whose songs have crossed genres and won awards for more than four-decades. The Nashville based singer-songwriter released his tenth independent album in 2017 and has been touring since the mid 1970s. His music has been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" along with folkd, country and roots radio stations around the world. He's made numerous network TV appearances in the U.S. and Canada and conducts songwriting workshops whenever possible, in his travels. Rhody is also an art college graduate and accomplished painter and graphic artists.

Over the years his songs have been recorded by others, as well. Most recently, The Del McCoury Band, with his hard-driving "That Ol' Train" (co writtern with Ronny Scaife) on their newest CD, May 25, 2018. Just prior to that, two of his songs were recorded by multiple IMBA award winners, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Others who've topped the charts and made hits of his songs linclude: Oak Ridge Boys (I'll Be True To You); Lorrie Morgan (Trainwreck of Emotion); Ricky Van Shelton (Wild-Eyed Dream); Del McCoury (Trainwreck of Emotion); Toby Keith, Tanya Tucker, Lee Greenwood (Christmas to Christmas) plus others by George Jones, Suzy Boggus, Atlana Rhythm Section, Hoyt Axton, Michael Martin Murphey, Don Gibson, Kevin Welch, John Schneider, CCMA inductees, The Good Brothers and Murray McLauchlan (also a serious rocker) and Main's David Mallett.
Pat Alger: Pat Alger was born in New York, but raised in the small town of LaGrange, Georgia. As a teenager, he taught himself to play guitar and began writing songs at age 15. He studied architecture and graphic design at Georgia Tech in Atlanta while touring the Southeast college-club circuit, sharing stages with singer-songwriters such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Goodman and Jonathan Edwards.

He moved to Woodstock, New York in 1973 and made three folk albums with the Woodstock Mountains Revue for Rounder Records. This loose-knit group also included, at one time or another, John Sebastian, Paul Butterfield and Eric Andersen. Alger also recorded a 1980 duet album with guitarist/singer Artie Traum, also for Rounder, and the two toured together internationally.

He next spent time in Boston and Manhattan trying to break into the songwriting mainstream. Alger's first success as a songwriter was "First Time Love." Recorded by Livingston Taylor, it became a Top 40 pop hit in 1980.

Alger moved to Nashville in 1981. The Everly Brothers chose him as their opening act in 1984, and he toured with the duo for four years thereafter. His songs have been recorded by Mickey Gilley, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, George Hamilton IV, Crystal Gayle, Patti Page and Peter, Paul & Mary, among many others. He has written Top 10 country hits for Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Hal Ketchum, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood.

His solo albums include True Love and Other Short Stories (Sugar Hill, 1991), Seeds (Sugar Hill, 1991) and Notes and Grace Notes (Liberty, 1994). Pat Alger was named Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association in 1991 and ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1992. From 1995 to 1997, he was president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International board and most recently named 2013 Inductee Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Wood Newton: Wood Newton moved from his home state of Arkansas to Nashville in 1976 to get in the music business. Since then, as a songwriter Wood has written some of country music’s biggest hits, among them are; "Bobbie Sue" for The Oak Ridge Boys, "Twenty Years Ago" for Kenny Rogers, “What I Didn't Do” for Steve Wariner, and “Riding With Private Malone” which he produced for David Ball. All four of these songs have received BMI awards for being played over a million times.

Wood produced, and sang harmony with David Ball on “Old Folks At Home”, a track on “Beautiful Dreamer, The Songs Of Stephen Foster”. It won a Grammy for Traditional Folk Album of the year 2005.
Wood served on the NSAI Board of Directors for many years, and made several trips to Washington DC in support of the songwriting profession.