Monday, December 5, 2016

'Tunesmithing' to Celebrate the Holidays on Dec. 14 with Brentwood Show


         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 2016) -- "Tunesmithing" will celebrate the holiday season with a special show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 (Wednesday) at The Well Coffeehouse, 690 Old Hickory Blvd. in Brentwood. 

          Attendees will enjoy original and classic holiday songs and/or stories by AJ Bigler, Katie Brooks, Everette Brown, Butterfly, Kelley Cline, Wil Comstock, Gordon Ellis, Dar Frantz, Donna Frost, Lisa Hannah, Mark Horwitz, Paul Nielsen, Candy Paull, Angel Pontier, and Chuck Whiting



          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network and Shine Time Books and Music. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels. 

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

'Tunesmithing' to Feature Eight Songwriters in Nashville on June 16

          NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will spotlight eight Americana, country and pop songwriters from 7-9:30 p.m. June 16 (Thursday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by professional songwriters Charles Alexander, Chakra Bleu, Nancy Moran & Fett, and Laura Powers & Dan Brayall. Taking the stage from 7-7:30 p.m. for a mini-showcase will be new artists Alexis Julia and Joanna Yaeger

(NEWS BULLETIN: 'Tunesmithing" will be moving to a new venue after the June 16 show. Heartfelt thanks to the Aloft Hotel West End staff (including Lisa Rae Shekter) for hosting us for two years. They have been sensational!)


          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network. 

          The monthly show, which occurs on the third Thursday, was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels. 

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.








Monday, May 2, 2016

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Five Songwriting Acts in Nashville on May 18

         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2016) -- "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will spotlight five Americana, country and jazz songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. May 18 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by Sally Burgess, Wil Comstock, Melissa Javors, Linda McRae, and Mike Rodgers. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 


          "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels. 

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Five Americana Songwriting Acts on April 20


         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 2016) -- "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will spotlight five Americana songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. April 20 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by East Side Story, Dar Frantz, Donna Frost, Les Kerr, and Angel Pontier. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 

East Side Story (Photo provided by East Side Story)

          "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network and Whiting Publicity and Promotions. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels. 

Les Kerr (Photo provided by Les Kerr)
          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.


Donna Frost (Photo provided by Donna Frost)

Dar Frantz (Photo provided by Dar Frantz)


Angel Pontier (Photo provided by Angel Pontier)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

'Tunesmithing' to Celebrate Blues, Country and Americana in Nashville on March 16

     NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will spotlight five professional songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. March 16 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

     Attendees will enjoy original songs by Brian Ashley Jones, Michael Laidley & Rachel VanSlyke, Jody Soland, Stacia Watkins, and Shannon Williford. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 

Brian Ashley Jones (Photo provided by Brian Ashley Jones)

     "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network and Whiting Publicity and Promotions. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels.  

     For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Stacia Watkins (photo provided by Stacia Watkins)




Michael Laidley (from Michael Laidley)

Rachel VanSlyke (Photo from Rachel VanSlyke website)

Jody Soland (Photo from Jody Soland website)
Shannon Williford (from Nashville Musicians Union AFM Local 257 website)



Monday, February 1, 2016

'Tunesmithing' to Feature Jimmy Borja, Suzahn Fiering, Tom Shinness and Others on Feb. 17


         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 2016) -- "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will spotlight five professional songwriters from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 
          Attendees will enjoy original songs by Jimmy Borja, Suzahn Fiering, Tom Shinness, Jackie Steil, and Bert Stratton. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 
Tom Shinness (Photo provided by Tom Shinness)
          "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network and Whiting Publicity and Promotions. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels.  
          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.


 


Suzahn Fiering (Photo provided by Suzahn Fiering)




Jimmy Borja (Photo provided by Jimmy Borja)

 


Jackie Steil (Photo provided by Jackie Steil)


Bert Stratton (Photo provided by Bert Stratton)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Good Music on a Cold, Snowy Night in Nashville





          Songwriters gather after "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase on Jan. 20. Christi Darby, Lisa Hannah, Jason Kabler, and Ric Sandler braved the icy streets for outstanding performances. Special thanks to AJ Bigler for handling sound and the staff of the Aloft Hotel for supporting the event. Our next Tunesmithing will feature five songwriters on Feb. 17.  http://www.Tunesmithing.com #ChuckWhiting #MusicCityArts

          Would you like to perform at "Tunesmithing" in Nashville? Write us at info@Tunesmithing.com

Friday, January 8, 2016

'Tunesmithing' Songwriters Showcase to Spotlight Five Artists on Jan. 20

         NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will spotlight five professional songwriters from 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row).

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by Jimmy Borja, Christi Darby, Lisa Hannah, Jason Kabler, and Ric Sandler. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound.

Hit songwriter Jimmy Borja works in the studio. (Photo provided by Jimmy Borja)

          "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network and Whiting Publicity and Promotions. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels.

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.


Friday, December 4, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Celebrate Season on Dec. 16 with Special Holiday Show

         NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" will celebrate the season with a special holiday show from 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 16 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row).

          Attendees will enjoy original songs and/or stories by Kelley Cline, Michael Elley, Karen Elley, Frank Fileccia, Dar Frantz, Dwight Liles, Claudia Nygaard, Candy Paull, Angel Pontier, Steve Trinward, Brian Wright, and Chuck Whiting.

Claudia Nygaard (Photo by Brenda Ladd)

          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity and Promotions, Music City Arts Network, and Shine Time Records and Books.

          * This year's holiday "Tunesmithing" will support singer-songwriter Diane King and Lymphoma Research at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

          The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels.

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com

Friday, November 13, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Celebrate Music in Film, Television and Theatre on Nov. 18

          NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" will celebrate music in film, television and theatre with a show from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 18 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row).

          Attendees will enjoy original songs and compositions by professional singer/songwriter Lisa Aschmann (hundreds of songs for movies and TV shows); professional singer/songwriter Everette Brown ("Summer Avenue"/PBS documentary series "Beyond the Parkway"); songwriter/composer/playwright Valerie Connelly ("Fearless, The Golden Love Musical"); songwriter/composer/instrumentalist Mark Horwitz (performed in the Broadway show "Beatlemania"); singer/songwriter/producer Bruce Michael Miller (four songs in the movie "Halloween Party"); and songwriter/composer/instrumentalist Bob Teague (guitarist for the four-piece instrumental group 'Quartessence').



           Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels.

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Celebrate Songs and Poems on Oct. 21

     NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" will celebrate songs and poems with a special show from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row).

     Attendees will enjoy original songs and poems by poet Butterfly, poet Forest Crawford, singer-songwriter/poet Jamie Collins, singer-songwriter Gordon Ellis, songwriter/musician Mark Horwitz, singer-songwriter Linda Louise, singer-songwriter Antoinette Olesen, and singer-songwriter Bill Warrington.

Antoinette Olesen

     Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books.

     The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels.

     For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Celebrate Americana Music in Nashville on Sept. 16




         NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" will celebrate Americana Music Week with a songwriter spotlight from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 16 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

           Attendees will enjoy original songs by pop/rock/Americana artist Chakra Bleu ("All of Me"/Number one on NMW Top 40 Indie Chart); country/Americana artist Scott Coner ("Maybe She Lied"/Tanya Tucker duet); folk/Americana artist Mary Beth Cross ("Beyond Good and Evil"/2014 Country-Folk CD of the Year); the alternative/folk/rock band Dark Waters Project ("The Rains" CD); pop/Americana trio East Side Story ("I'll Be Waiting Here"/CD); and Celtic/folk/Americana artist David Llewellyn (Grand Prize Winner/John Lennon Songwriting Competition). 



Scott Coner performs at a recent "Tunesmtihing"
          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books

          The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels. For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Chakra Bleu


Mary Beth Cross



Dark Waters Project



East Side Story

David Llewellyn



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Feature Pam Belford, Scott Coner and Other Professional Songwriters on July 15


     NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five professional songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. July 15 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

     Attendees will enjoy original songs by hit songwriter Pam Belford ("If I Know Me"/George Strait), Katie Brooks (toured with Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins and others), Everette Brown ("Summer Avenue"/PBS documentary series "Beyond the Parkways"), Scott Coner ("Maybe She Lied"/duet with Tanya Tucker), and Michael Laidley ("Little Talks"/CD).

Country artist Scott Coner (Photo by Cyndi Coner)   




     Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 

     "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels.  
     For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Pam Belford (Photo by Chuck Whiting)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

'Tunesmithing' Songwriters Showcase to Celebrate Jazz and Blues Music on June 17


         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 2015) -- "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five professional songwriting acts in jazz and blues music from 7-9:30 p.m. June 17 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by the jazz/blues/pop duo Kelley Cline & Chuck Whiting, award-winning jazz/folk/Americana singer-songwriter Suzahn Fiering (LIPA "Honored Friend Award" from Sir Paul McCartney), jazz/blues singer-songwriter-author Les Kerr ("Americana Boogie"), blues/country singer-songwriter Eddie Paul ("Young and Dumb"), and blues singer-songwriter Shannon "Bayou" Williford (leader of the band Delicious Blues Stew). 

Suzahn Fiering performs at "Tunesmithing" in 2014. (Photo by Chuck Whiting)


          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 

          "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels.  

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Monday, May 4, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Five Songwriting Acts on May 20

     NASHVILLE -- "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five professional songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. May 20 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row).

     Attendees will enjoy original songs by Americana/Rock/Pop singer-songwriter Chakra Bleu, film and orchestra composer/guitarist Carlos Enrique, the Americana/country/folk duo Nancy Moran & Fett, country/gospel singer-songwriter Gordy Thomas, and country singer-songwriter Scott Wesley.

Chakra Bleu


     Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books.

     The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels. For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com. (Photo of Chakra Bleu by photographers Shannon Fontaine & Deb Beazley)

Monday, March 30, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Five Songwriting Acts on April 15

 
           NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 2015) -- "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. April 15 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by country/folk singer-songwriter-poet Ted Jones, folk/gospel songwriter Jay Hoppus, the Americana/country/pop duo Lisa Hannah & Paul Nielsen, country/Americana singer-songwriter Debbie Pascarella, and country singer-songwriter Andrew Salgado


          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City ArtsUpdate, and Shine Time Books and Music .

          The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels. For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com .


Singer/songwriter/poet Ted Jones (Photo provided by Ted Jones)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Five Songwriting Acts in Nashville on March 18


     "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. March 18 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

     Attendees will enjoy original songs by hit country singer-songwriter M Callahan, the Americana/country/pop trio Drobac & Shaw, Americana/blues singer-songwriter-musician Chris "Freight Train" Floyd, hit CCM/gospel songwriter Dwight Liles, and hit country singer-songwriter Judy Rodman. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show.

M Callahan
 
     Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. 

     The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels. 

     For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Five Songwriting Acts in Nashville on Feb. 18



         NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five songwriting acts from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 18 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by guitarist/composer Carlos Enrique, Americana artists/songwriters Lisa Hannah & Paul Nielsen, hit CCM/gospel songwriter Dwight Liles, hit Americana singer-songwriters Nancy Moran & Fett, and country singer-songwriter Andrew Salgado.

Fett & Nancy Moran
 
          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. 

          "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels. 

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.

Dwight Liles


Carlos Enrique

Lisa Hannah

Paul Nielsen

Andrew Salgado

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Tunesmithing' to Spotlight Piano Writers on Jan. 21 in Nashville


         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 2014) -- "Tunesmithing" will spotlight five songwriters during a special "piano night" from 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (Wednesday) at WXYZ Restaurant/Bar at the Aloft Nashville Hotel, 1719 West End Ave. (near Music Row). 

          Attendees will enjoy original songs by some of Nashville's most successful piano writers, including Valerie Connelly ("Fearless"/musical), Jimmy Borja ("If The Feeling Is Gone"/Philippine hit song), Warren Evans ("Refractions"/instrumental CD), Melissa Javors ("Wild Horses"/Peter, Paul and Mary), and Debbie Mathis Watts ("The Ryman Diaries"/popular historical musical).


           Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions, Music City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for tunesmiths at all levels. 

           For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write Info@Tunesmithing.com, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com.