Singer Songwriter Listening Room Series
Summer/Fall 2019

We love music, and music-lovers appreciate the unique experience a listening room environment offers.  A listening room is a space set aside solely for experiencing music. No dart boards, no pool tables.  A dedicated auditory experience.  Now Decatur has one: The Redstone Federal Credit Union Loft @ the Princess Theatre.  Sit on a couch and listen like you might in your living room. Sit at a table and enjoy a drink with friends while you take in the sound. 

Pre-sale tickets go on sale December 6th. Serties passes are on sale December 14th. Please call 256-426-1080 to reserve your seats.

Individual Ticket Sales will be availalbe for purchase as of January 1st. You can book these through the website (princesstheatre.org) or call the box office at 256-350-1745.

Russell Mefford is a singer/songwriter from Muscle Shoals Alabama and founder of Fiddleworms. The Fiddleworms have been a popular regional band since the early 1990s and have recorded 6 records.Their 4th studio release, “See the Light”, charted nationally where it reached #6 on the Jam Band Chart. The band was a semi finalist in Musician Magazines best unsigned band competition in 1996. In 2017, the band was honored with a temporary display at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Mefford will be performing Fiddleworm songs he has written and telling stories of their origins.

Born in Birmingham and reared in Lynn, AL, Mitch Mann began playing guitar at age eleven. He was soon writing songs and playing in local bands. Since Mann moved to Muscle Shoals in 1993, he has added his succulent guitar and smoky vocals to groups such as The Fiddleworms, Yellowhammer, LSD-30, Blackwater Toad, Donnie Fritts, Monkee and The Spank Daddys, and The Mojo Mixers. In 2006 the song “Good Things” was included in the film “When I find the Ocean.” “Good Things” was co-written by Mann and former Grateful Dead and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay.



 

Wade Sapp was born in Pahokee Hospital near the swampy prairie land of his hometown of Okeechobee, FL. When Wade was eight-years-old his mother remarried and relocated the  family to Marietta, GA.Like many of his heroes, Wade originally turned to music to mend a broken heart. He began playing sad country cover songs at an open mic night until a new rule would not allow cover songs to be played. Wade only had one original, so he played that. The response from the crowd made him go home and write every day. He began playing the bar and club circuit throughout North GA. With a few more heartaches and a lot more life lessons and shows under his belt, Wade packed up and moved to Nashville, TN.  He is an extremely talented, thoughtful writer. His debut album will be released in 2019. Sapp has recently shared the stage with  Elizabeth Cook and Colter Wall.

Kayla Ray delivers country music with rawness and honesty. Kayla was raised around worldly experience and heartache, and this rings loud and clear in her genuine delivery of pure country music. With her grandmother’s musical tastes a strong influence, growing up Kayla surrounded herself with music from our past. She poured over the work of country music giants such as: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson.Kayla has shared stages with artists, writers, and bands such as the Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Jinks, Zane Williams, Whitey Morgan, Erin Enderlin, Jamie Lin Wilson, Jason Eady, Whiskey Myers, Mo Pitney, Marcia Ball, Reckless Kelly, Mickey and the Motorcars, Jason Bolen, and countless others.

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jess Jocoy is Americana through and through. With a crystalline veracity in her uniquely authentic songs, Jess constructs eloquent narratives that drift between the poetic and the conversational. In June of 2018, "Long Live the Song," her anthemic ode to the abiding essence of great songwriting, won the nationwide Uber Music Movers competition where she opened for Chase Rise during Nashville's annual CMA Fest.

David Borné (pronounced Bor-nay) is a singer/songwriter and artist hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by way of Nashville, Tennessee. Borné is the son of Dan Borné, the voice of the LSU Tigers. Borné      released  his independent debut EP, Break My Heart, in March of 2016. Borné will hit you not only with his undeniable talent around songwriting, but also his ability to entertain. It is hard to classify Borné music. He’s a little Americana, a  little country, a little southern rock, but he would say he is 90s rock mixed with Guy Clark and the Beatles.

Emily Daniel is a singer-songwriter with a timeless classic country sound. Music has always been a part of her life and she learned to sing with her family in the car practicing four-part harmony and singing Carpenters songs together. Emily grew up listening to music from the 50’s and 60’s to artists like Patsy Cline, June Carter,  Loretta Lynn, Patti Page, Skeeter Davis and Johnny Cash which heavily influence her writing style.

Loftin grew up in Carroll County Mississippi. Leith Loftin says his address prior to moving to Nashville in 2005 was "in the sticks outside Vaiden." Loftin was drawn to music at an early age. His dad played in Magnolia Blue, a popular local cover band and always tried to get him to play and sing with him.  He did not start playing until later in life.Loftin is digging in as an    up-and-coming country music talent. He has opened for heavyweights such as Blake Shelton, Sugarland,  Toby Keith and Montgomery Gentry.

Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left his mark both onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes equal parts country, soul and American roots music.These days, Hood is no longer just putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars. Instead, many of those acts -- including Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack & Brent Cobb -- are playing his songs.

 

 

With poignant and thought provoking lyrics, Amy McCarley finds balance in a new perspective with MECO, her 3rd studio album released February 8, 2019. After  collaborating in writing new songs with Bluebird Cafe round-mate and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Pat Alger, McCarley returned to the studio with esteemed  colleagues, co-producers Kenny Vaughan & George  Bradfute to work on MECO, her highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s Jet Engines. MECO was recorded and mixed by Bradfute in his Tone Chaparral Studios in Madison, Tennessee and mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios in Nashville. 

Uniquely relatable, this northern Alabama native’s music is embraced by Americana fans across the country and abroad. Vaughan says, “I think all of her songs come from a personal experience. Each song is about something she’s gone through, which is good because it gives her a little edge on the delivery. The emotional content kinda comes through in there.” McCarley toured over 200 dates in support of her second album, Jet Engines, and is expecting to tour throughout 2019 with MECO.

NMBR11 (pronounced ‘number -eleven) is an Alabama based international act founded by artists Bernard Bulhack and Yeshiva Lex. They join forces to create songs that reflect the wide variety of influences they have picked up along the road, which ranges from Americana, Blues, Roots, Folk, Jazz, Latin, and Rock. They are 2018 Global Awards Winners for Best Song (”Move Me”) and 2017 Global Music Awards Winners for both Duo/band and Best Song (“Please Forgive Me”).

 

 

Past Artists Include the Following: 

Summer/Fall 2017

Shannon Lawson
Angela Hacker and James LeBlanc
Rob Aldridge and Rob Malone
Jarrod Barrier and Rick Brantley
Scott Mulvahill
Nicki Talley and Jason Sharp

Winter/Spring 2018

Davis Nix and Kyle Wilson
Janelle Arthur and Jeff Hodge
Kristy Lee
Chris Canterbury and Adam Hood
Debbie Bond and Radiator Rick
Shonna Tucker and BIlly Don Burns

Summer/Fall 2018
Jill Kinsey and Lottie Moore
Ricky j. Taylor and Mudbone
Hannah Thomas and Tim Tucker
Evan Walker and Albert Simpson
Gray Cauthen and John & Chas Williams
The Retrovales and Remy Neal

Winter/Spring 2019

Chris Canterbury and Dave Kennedy
Kalsey Kulyk and Rob Snyder
Travis Meadows
Keller & Cole and Brandon Whyde
Erin Enderlin
Brigitte London and Daryl Wayne Dasher