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Josephine Johnson Celebrates The Spark - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Josephine Johnson CDOn tour from Savannah, Georgia, Josephine Johnson returns to our showcase with a new album, The Spark. Growing up in rural Greentown, Indiana, Josephine Johnson dreamed of being a musician like the people she listened to on the radio. From Melissa Etheridge to U2 to Joni Mitchell, Josephine studied the music of her idols as she sang in church and performed in school musicals. In college, she became a ukulele and guitar player and started writing her own music as a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and while at Humboldt State University in Northern California. More at https://www.josephinejohnsonsings.com

 

Special guests include Alex Van Brasch, Charlie Baker, SoCal solo artist Falatek, and touring duo Auld Lang Syne.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Pop-rock vocalist Eli Nordstrom Headlines - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Eli NordstromFrom Red Lodge, Montana, Eli is a new Central Coast resident. He won the Best Performance award in the finals of the Season Two song contest in Morro Bay. He's a powerful rock vocalist with impressive guitar chops too. Here's a video sample: https://youtu.be/5Zg64I-4S5Q

 

Special guests include John Sandoval, Josephine Johnson, Sonya Heller, and Lindsay Clark.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

In Concert: Eva & The Vagabond Tales - 6:30-8:30pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Eva & The Vagabond TalesSongwriters at Play presents an intimate concert with SoCal ensemble Eva & The Vagabond Tales, who celebrate the release of their latest album, "Uncharted Ocean", on the Mother West label. One radio host described their music as "a feel of old Europe... music that you would find outside of a small, sidewalk cafe."

 

The Vagabond Tales is a multi instrumental music project that is centered around the songwriting of Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that "transcends time and continents." Born to a musical family in Russia, Eva began writing songs and lyrics at a young age. While growing up in California, Mikhailovna would sit at the piano for hours and write out ideas for melodies that she thought could fit in with films she'd seen. More at https://www.evaandthevagabondtales.com/

 

Show begins 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. $10 general admission. Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/eva-the-vagabond-tales-in-concert

Touring artist Josephine Johnson Featured - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Josephine JohnsonOn tour from Savannah, Georgia, Josephine Johnson returns to our showcase with a new album, The Spark. Growing up in rural Greentown, Indiana, Josephine Johnson dreamed of being a musician like the people she listened to on the radio. From Melissa Etheridge to U2 to Joni Mitchell, Josephine studied the music of her idols as she sang in church and performed in school musicals. In college, she became a ukulele and guitar player and started writing her own music as a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and while at Humboldt State University in Northern California. More at https://www.josephinejohnsonsings.com

 

Special guests include Melody Guy, Rob Kimball, John Sandoval, and Sarah Biklen.

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Our Wild America plays Cinematic Americana - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Our Wild AmericaOur Wild America is the musical project of Alec Gross, New Yorker now based in L.A. He calls his music "Cinematic Americana", influenced by the likes of Dawes, Bob Dylan, and Wilco. Longtime Sculpterra music fans may remember Alec's 2012 appearance in the garden with artists from the Handsome Lady record label. http://ourwildamericamusic.com/

 

Special guests include John Sandoval, and the duo called Hither.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

San Francisco harmony duo Hither Headline - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

HitherHither is a San Francisco-based duo featuring singer songwriter Suzanne Kramer (The Sugar Ponies, ? just Suzanne) with bassist Mark Jeffery. Suzanne’s voice is reminiscent of Julie London, Norah Jones, and Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist. He was the original software developer of the industry standard Pro Tools audio system. He brings a broad range of talents to Hither; various stringed instruments, sampling and synthesis, along with earthy harmony vocals that pair well with Suzanne’s silky voice. https://hithermusic.com/

 

Special guests include April Rain, Paul Welch, Casey Rodgers, and Warren Sellers.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Two-man rock band Cloudship Featured - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

CloudshipCloudship is a two-man rock band from Fresno, who use multi-tasking and unique equipment to generate more sound than you'd think two guys could. Cloudship's music has been described as a "lively humdinger of indie pop, organic blues, folk, rock, and soul" (Sacramento Bee). Since teaming up in 2013, Jonathan Napoles and Brandon Freeman have released 4 albums and toured steadily. They've played many Central Coast venues, and have also been featured several times on our showcase. http://www.cloudshipmusic.com

 

 

Special guests include Michael Venia of Carbon City Lights.

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Fresno's Cloudship returns to Paso - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

CloudshipCloudship is a two-man rock band from Fresno, who use multi-tasking and unique equipment to generate more sound than you'd think two guys could. Cloudship's music has been described as a "lively humdinger of indie pop, organic blues, folk, rock, and soul" (Sacramento Bee). Since teaming up in 2013, Jonathan Napoles and Brandon Freeman have released 4 albums and toured steadily. They've played many Central Coast venues, and have also been featured several times on our showcase. http://www.cloudshipmusic.com

 

Special guests include Craig McNichols, Carolyn Birch, Crimson Skye.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Sean Pawling Celebrates Sunsinking - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Sean PawlingSean Pawling's infectious melodies and driving grooves take cues as much from Wagner as from 70s pop. That's no accident--Sean started his career as a classical trombonist before turning alt-pop singer-songwriter. His layered, genre-defying performances, punctuated by powerful horn arrangements, land him at the intersection of Jason Mraz, Cake, and The Carpenters. Come to hear memorable tunes, fresh sounds, and head-bobbing beats from his second full-length album, Sunsinking, streaming now on Spotify and at www.seanpawling.com.

 

Special guests include Donna Phillips, and Crimson Skye.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Jessica Gerhardt Trio debuts in A.G. - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Jessica GerhardtSanta Monica native Jessica Gerhardt brings her ukulele and sultry emotive vocals to headline our weekly showcase. She's played the top L.A. music venues, including the legendary Troubadour. Under the band name Feronia, she released a cover of Emmylou Harris' "Little Bird" on a tribute record featuring many notable L.A. bands and artists including Phoebe Bridgers. She has returned to releasing new music under her own name -- listen to the latest single "Be My Hands" at https://www.jessicagerhardt.com/songs

 

Special guests include Brianna Ibarra, Will Johnson, and Charley Edwards.

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Featuring Aaron Watene of Yo Gabba Gabba - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Aaron WateneAaron Watene is one of the main songwriters for the hit children's TV show Yo Gabba Gabba which airs on Nickelodeon. His work has been featured on numerous albums, television, film, fashion shows, and many ad campaigns. His 20-year music career has taken all over the world, sharing the stage with music icons Wyclef Jean, Biz Markie, Blues Traveler, and more.
www.watenemusic.com

 

Special guests include Julie Lee.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Jody Mulgrew returns to Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Jody MulgrewOne of the Central Coast’s most prolific and talented songwriters, Jody Mulgrew has been accompanying his own unmistakable tenor voice with an acoustic guitar for years, first as the front man for the Johnny Starlings and for almost a decade as a solo artist. On his latest album, "We Gave Ourselves to Summer" Jody Mulgrew has recorded a love letter to his home turf of Morro Bay and some of the sights and sounds of the Central Coast of California: the seagulls, the rolling waves, the beaches at night, and the hills of Santa Barbara. https://www.jodymulgrew.com/

 

Special guests include Julie Lee, Ken McMeans, and Jeanne Newhall.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Tribute to Sam Cooke - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Sam CookeCome join us for a celebration of the King of Soul, Sam Cooke. Sing along to hits like You Send Me, Chain Gang, What a Wonderful World, Another Saturday Night, A Change is Gonna Come, Cupid, and many more. Performers include Jody Mulgrew, Sebastian Luna, John Nowel, Jeanne Newhall, Sarah Biklen, Ken McMeans, Hannah Cooper, Charles Vaughn, and Bonnie Nelson-Key.

 

Show begins at 6:30pm. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. $10 general admission. Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/tribute-to-sam-cooke

Cal Poly grad Megan Steinke Returns - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Megan SteinkeMegan is a versatile musician and class of 2019 grad from Cal Poly. She's a multiple award-winner in our song contest, and is a frequent guest performer on our showcases. Her music reflects the jazzy influence of Norah Jones, the acoustic style of Regina Spektor, and the light-hearted tunes of Jack Johnson. She recently released an album called "Another Side". Sample some tracks at http://www.megansteinke.com/

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

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