Three award-winning songwriters from the National TV Show, Songs at the Center, perform "in the round" as part of their winter Ohio tour.
Eric Gnezda, Craig S. Heath and Keith Larsen will appear in a Nashville-style round in THE PAT-CAVE, the lower level of the record store. $12. (Check other Ohio dates.)
Eric is the creator and host of the American Public Television series, Songs at the Center, broadcast to more than 265 stations. A regular performer at Nashville's famous venue for songwriters, The Bluebird Café, Eric was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition, joining Michael Feinstein (American Songbook), Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), and Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller). His latest single release is "Separation," named a Top 25 Song of 2018 by Phil Maq of WHRF-FM, Detroit. gnezda.com
Craig is a four-time Ohio Music Awards winner. Writing across genres for nearly 20 years, he has headlined shows in 25 states, and performed at The Bluebird Café. He is a multi-instrumentalist who writes for piano, guitar, mountain dulcimer, and banjo. He was raised in West Virginia and his music reflects those roots. He is adept at storytelling and placing listeners in those mountain towns as though they knew the characters themselves. HIs latest CD is Celtic Ballads. craigheathmusic.com
Keith’s song, “Hold On,” won the People’s Choice Award in the Nashville Songwriters Association International/Country Music Television songwriting competition. He is a frequent participant in Nashville songwriter rounds and writing sessions. He appeared in the premiere season of Songs at the Center. Drawing from his years as a firefighter, Keith merges straightforward vocals with lyrics that resonate with simplicity, honesty and humility. Keith’s most recent CD is Made It. His latest single is “At the Foot of Liberty.” keithlarsenmusic.com
Songs at the Center is sponsored by The James Cancer Hospital and Ohio Arts Council.