Songwriter Showcase at Natalie’s presents Barry Weaver, Carole Walker and Dustin Vincent in concert. Hosted by Eric Gnezda, this series features the finest regional and national singer-songwriters, from Grammy and Kerrville winners to the best emerging artists. They perform “in-the-round,” representing a wide range of styles.
BARRY WEAVER is an Americana artist. He performs regionally in The Scioto Ridge Boys Gospel Quartet, whose latest album, So Richly Blessed, was produced by Columbus music icon, Dave Powers. Barry’s songs have been recorded by Charlie and Celia, and featured in the film, Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore. He was recipient of the Songwriting Horizon Award—Traditional Country Category, from the North American Country Music Association International. Barry and son, Grant, also perform together in The Thread.
DUSTIN VINCENT is a soulful, passionate performer known for his blend of rhythm and evocative lyrics. With the 2016 release of his first album, Tears of the Phoenix, Dustin set his roots in Columbus, where he and his music have found a home. Influenced by Ray Charles, Dave Matthews, Ray Lamontagne and Eddie Vedder, among others, Dustin’s music takes his audience on a sensational journey of rejuvenating ambiance through magnetic storytelling. He is currently in the studio working on his next album. dustinvincent.bandcamp.com
CAROLE WALKER weaves her lyrics into a tapestry of spoken word, poems, and heartfelt songs all wrapped in her warm powerful voice. “Carole Walker has been equally lauded for her soulful, lilting vocal ability, which get its calling card with ‘Be Yourself’ (she can somehow occasionally sound like Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Ani DiFranco and Erykah Badu in the span of one line)," writes Mike Breen (CityBeat, Cincinnati). Carole is currently producing her upcoming EP, Bloom, a collection of songs inspired by personal growth, loss, acceptance and love. carolewalkermusic.com
Host ERIC GNEZDA is also the creator of the American Public Television series, Songs at the Center, now syndicated to more than 265 stations coast-to-coast. A regular performer at Nashville’s famous venue for songwriters, The Bluebird Café, Eric was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition in 2006. His latest CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World. gnezda.com