August 17, 2014
The Songwriter Series with host Steven McClintock is a new series of live shows featuring interviews and music from known and unknown songwriters. Get into the minds of the songwriters and explore their process and inspirations and see them perform live. The first show which debut on November 14, 2013 met with rave reviews and was seen around the world on the live stream. The event is streamed live on irocke.com so you can watch from anywhere in the world. See map & other info on the events page.
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Scheduled Artist for this event are:
[su_spoiler title=”Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements”]Tracy Newman is a TV writer and producer. She started as a staff writer on Cheers. In 1997, she won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for co-writing the groundbreaking “coming out” episode of Ellen. In 2001 she co-created the ABC comedy, According to Jim, and left the show in 2004 to pursue her first love: songwriting. Tracy has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 14. Her band is called Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements. It includes Gene Lippmann (guitar/back-up vocals,) John Cartwright (bass,) Paula Fong (back-up vocals,) and Doug Knoll (drums.) Her two CDs are “A Place in the Sun,” and “I Just See You.” Recently she started a series called “Artist’s Entrance” where she interviews her favorite songwriters. For more details and all things Tracy, visit www.tracynewman.com
[su_spoiler title=”Nola Shepherd with Jim Quealy”]
Celebrating the release of her new album, Nola Shepherd will be performing songs from the album, NOLA, at Saint Rock on August 17, accompanied by Jim Quealy. The new album contains 10 original songs penned by Nola and producer, Jim Quealy. This Midwest via Boston via Nashville via California chanteuse blends a little Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Norah Jones to create a sound uniquely Nola.
Nola grew up in the Midwest before heading to Boston where she attended Berklee College of Music and received her Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering. Songs from her catalog have been featured on “Army Wives”, “All My Children”, “One Life To Live”, “Touched By An Angel”, “Maggie Winters” and “JAG” as well as independent movie “Save Me”. While in Boston and Nashville, Nola worked as a session singer and has several album credits including background vocals on Americana artist, Mary Gauthier’s debut album, “Dixie Kitchen.” Nola sang lead vocals on the soundtrack of independent film, ‘You Don’t Know Dick’ which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2006, Jim and Nola recorded “The Nashville Sessions” featuring 18 original songs. Although Nola hasn’t released a solo album in some time, she has worked on numerous independent projects over the years. Most recently, with her father’s band, Bill Shepherd Big Band, she recorded an album of big band Christmas covers and includes a song written by Nola and Jim, “Christmas in Cedar Falls.” Please visit nolashepherd.com for more information.
Performing with Nola….
Jim started writing songs for himself and other artists while playing in Long Island bars at 17. Over the years he has resided, performed and recorded in New York City, London, Los Angeles, Orange County and Nashville. He has 10 studio albums of his own songs as well as hundreds of cover recordings. www.jimquealy.com.
[su_spoiler title=”Sean Roberts”] Bio coming soon…..
[su_spoiler title=”Tim Moyer”] Award winning singer/songwriter Tim Moyer has dazzled audiences all over the U.S.A. armed with powerful voice, thinking man’s lyrics, and his Larrivee acoustic. He has opened for The Doobie Brothers, Edwin McCain, Venice, Howard Jones, America, Dave Mason, the list goes on. Tim has been selected among thousands to showcase at music conferences like Eat-M, Atlantis, Durango Songwriter, and Just Plain Folks.
Last June he released his fourth CD “Fully Exposed” on his own Naked Acoustic label. It is a solo acoustic project to offer his fans a pure representation of his originals songs performed as many have seen him. With just him and his guitar. No frills honesty.
He and his two sons are w now working on their first Moyer Boys release. They have been performing live and also working together on tracks for the reality TV show Duck Dynasty.
“Best Pop Rock” IEMAs. ‘07
“Semi-Finalist” “Singer/Songwriter” International Songwriting Competition ‘06
“Best Male Artist” IEMAs ’05 ’06
“Best In Fest” Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival ‘04
“Best Male Performer” OCMAs ‘02
“Folk Album Of The Year” Just Plain Folks 2000
“Independent Music World Series CD Compilation Winner” ‘99
On-Stage magazine “The Art Of Selling Out”,
Acoustic Guitar magazine
Guitar Player Magazine
Performing Songwriter magazine
The title track “Out Of The Blue” is featured in the 24Frames film Touchtone release “Easier Said”.
Tim is music director and has scored soundtracks for Shining Lion Films as well as Chapman University student films.
Writing music with his sons Tyler and Shawn that is being used on the hit reality show “Duck Dynasty”.
I (we) luv your song “Heaven”. It is definitely going into rotation Tuesday. Beautiful song!!
David Mobley: The Songwriters Webcast
“He saturates every song with a sincerity all his own…Moyer’s raw talent is potent and persuasive.”
Tom May Amazon.com
“Simple, elegant, acoustic folk rock album with a sound that shimmers along with Tim Moyer’s voice.”
“Light Blues Rock that bridges that gap in the middle of the road, while not leaning heavily toward either side’s ditch.”
…Your lyrics are deep, introspective, poetic and tell very strong, clear stories. Your voice takes words directly to the heart bypassing any resistance, blowing away all expectations, nicking the edge of the box that holds my tears……. one fell out for “Sister Sunshine”. The pristine guitar & harmonies perfectly & simply deliver this music with absolute impact. I send you my gratitude for allowing me the chance to rest my ears in this today…
Tim is all about giving back and has donated his time, talent, and money to:
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, 10th annual POSADA, Project Love, One Percent For The Planet, Playing For Change, and many other local and national charities
[su_spoiler title=”Bettman & Halpin”]
[su_spoiler title=”Jodi Siegel”]Jodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues!! In the late 80’s she relocated to California and immediately began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, and original music bands all over the Los Angeles area. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Lay, Billy & the Beaters, and countless others. She has performed at the Coach House, The Galaxy Theatre, The Belly Up, The Lighthouse, Café Cordiale, The Mint, The M Bar, McCabe’s and many other venues throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County in addition to touring across the United States and overseas all the while honing her own brand of blues, R & B and jazz into songs that have been performed live and/or recorded by the likes of Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball (title song on her Grammy nominated CD, “So Many Rivers To Cross”), Arnold McCuller, Teresa James among others. Jodi is also a wicked slide guitar player with a bluesy, soulful, and mellow vocal style.