Monday, September 23, 2013

'Tunesmithing' to Return on Oct. 15 with 'Kick-Off Show' at The Row Kitchen & Pub

By Chuck Whiting
MCAU Editor

            NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 2013) -- The monthly "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase will return on Oct. 15 (Tuesday) to The Row Kitchen & Pub with a "kick-off show" starring Orleans co-founder Lance Hoppen, the hit Americana duo Nancy Moran & Fett, and internationally known World Music artist Laura Powers.

            "Tunesmithing", which is celebrating its 11th year, will occur the third Tuesday of each month with a hit/professional songwriters segment from 8-9:30 p.m., followed by an emerging songwriters segment from 9:30-10:30 p.m.  The Row Kitchen & Pub is located at 110 Lyle Ave. at the former site of Longhorn's (near Music Row).

(Photo: Lance Hoppen)

           Performing on Oct. 15 will be

            * Hit/Professional Songwriters Segment (8-9:30 p.m.): Lance HoppenNancy Moran & Fett, and Laura Powers.

            * Emerging Songwriters Segment (9:30-10:30 p.m.): Tay BartonThe HouseBrad HowardJaime Nelson, and Tommy Turner.

            Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting and comedian Paulina Combow will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & PromotionsMusic City Arts Update, and Shine Time Records and Books. Other upcoming shows include Nov. 19 (Amy Allen) and Dec. 17 (Lisa Aschmann).

           "Tunesmithing" 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. 

(Photo: Nancy Moran)

           "We have a wonderful lineup of songwriters for our return show," said show founder Chuck Whiting of Whiting Publicity and Promotions. "It's very exciting to have The Row Kitchen & Pub hosting each month. The building where the venue is located has been a gathering place for songwriters for many years."
            For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write, or visit