The Bluebird Cafe – Marc Beeson, Lucie Silvas and Friend
About Marc Beeson:
Illinois native and 25 year Nashville veteran, Marc Beeson, has had over 100 cuts including songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks and Chicago, among others. He has won 10 ASCAP awards including both Country and Pop Song of the Year for his #1, “When She Cries”… As an artist, he has recorded for Warner Bros., BNA and Curb Records… He has served on the Board of NSAI; has worked as a mentor in the MTSU music business program and is on the NARAS educational committee. He co-wrote the title track and Billy Currington #1 single, “We Are Tonight” and more recently, the title track of Ashley Monroe’s Grammy nominated record, “The Blade”, Blake Shelton’s “She’s Got a Way With Words” and Josh Turner’s #1, “Hometown Girl”.
About Lucie Silvas:
Lucie Silvas has written and performed with some of the biggest and the best in their fields. She’s hit the road with a vast array of artists ranging from Kasey Musgraves to James Bay, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and shared the stage at Bonnaroo with Skrillex and Ms. Lauryn Hill..
She was Spotify’s 2016 Spotlight Artist and is being highlighted in a multitude of musical genres expanding her audience tenfold. She recently received massive accolades for her acclaimed performance on BBC Sessions “60th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Sun Sessions.” Her live show continues to wow critics and fans alike.
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About The Bluebird Cafe:
Amy Kurland opened the small but influential 90-seat Bluebird Cafe in a nondescript strip center just south of downtown Nashville in June of 1982. She added a stage as an afterthought, and live music became a staple of the eatery. Offering the club as an outlet for songwriters and aspiring artists to perform encouraged regular performers Thom Schuyler, Don Schlitz and J. Fred Knobloch to pioneer the idea of presenting songwriters “in the round,” where writers set their chairs in the center of the room to play their original material, telling the stories and inspirations for their songs. Both Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift were signed after performing in the Bluebird Cafe. Numerous aspiring artists and songwriters have been discovered and countless songs were first heard by artists, A&R execs, producers and others in the small venue. In 2008, Kurland sold the legendary venue to the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). More of a donation than a corporate sale, Kurland saw NSAI’s mission to “educate, elevate and celebrate songwriters” as a way to continue the Bluebird’s relationship to songwriters and to the community. The venue was a featured character in the hit television show, “Nashville,” adding to its list of fans. Outside of its home base, The Bluebird Cafe continues a host of events that bear the iconic name. Bluebird on the Mountain – a sold-out concert series at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory in Nashville, the Bluebird Cafe at London’s Country2Country Festival, Bluebird at Blackberry Farm, Bluebird at the Ballet, and the 16th anniversary of the Bluebird Cafe Concert Series at Utah’s Sundance Resort. For more information www.bluebirdcafe.com.