There were 2 sessions, one at 7:30 pm and one at 9:30 pm, each show performed round robin style, each artist taking turns at talking about their songs, writing style and creative process then each performed an original hit. Most of the evening it was a full house, not a chair to be found, making this an up close and personal feel. We got to know the artist attached to those popular hits. They spoke about love, how old their children are and some shared heart break. Well worth the $30 admission to this educational 3 day festival.
Next up was Carol Harrison, and her guitarist Ray Walsh (The Tucson Choir Boys and Cheryl Lescom) who set a soft stage. She is also a NSAI TIN PAN NORTH Songwriters Festival Committee Member and a singer and songwriter from Oro Medonte. She writes country folk as she sees it, straight from her eyes thru her heart. She was nervous with the first piece, but, got right into it after that. I simply adore singers that ooze passion and when Carol closed her eyes, you felt her satisfaction. She released her new CD “Passage in Time” at this TIN PAN NORTH show baring her hits like “Where Does Love Go?” and this one registered with me, did what music is supposed to do, grab the fans attention, very teary and touching piece.
Nicole Rayy, you see that beautiful smile, hear that angelic voice and her live on stage personality, she’s go the whole package, you wouldn’t know she ever experienced love gone wrong, but, her powerful pieces dispense painful love and how to bounce back, be “FIRE PROOF.” She let’s it all out, not shy one bit. This gal infuses rock, pop and country with plenty of heart and honesty in all her works of art. She is raw and painfully real, hitting home quick a few times with my heart. This singer/songwriter didn’t pull out her piano she brought along a talented friend Brandon on guitar. Introduced us all to her hits from her recent CD “Dig” which has guarnered 63,000+ views/hits on Spotify. Stay in tune with Nicole at www.nicolerayy.com
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