Singer Songwriter Listening Room Series
Winter/Spring 2021

Due to COVID, these shows will be socially distanced show in the main theatre. Currently, all seats for sale are spaced six feet apart and sold by the twos. If you need more than two, please call 256-426-1080 and we will get you taken care of and space accordingly.

Individual Ticket Sales will be available for purchase as of January 1st. You can book these through the website (princesstheatre.org) or call the box office at 256-350-1745.

From the true southern city of Macon, Georgia, and a family steeped in oral tradition, JB Strauss meshes music with storytelling in effortless fashion. JBs song Ghost Town Nation was the first solo release after 13 years for Travis Tritt. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jess Jocoy is Americana through and through. With a crystalline veracity in her uniquely authentic songs, Jess constructs eloquent narratives that drift between the poetic and the conversational.

Originally from LaFayette, Georgia, Ben Chapman is a Nashville-based songwriter known for his soulful voice and blues inspired guitar playing. Playing in bars across North Georgia since he was 17, Ben has separated himself from the pack by drawing on his major influences (The Allman Brothers, The Band, Guy Clark, etc.) to create a completely fresh and new take on country music. Meg McRee is a singer/songwriter from Sugar Hill, GA also currently based in Nashville. She is recognized for her clever lyric writing and powerful voice. A versatile performer, Meg plays fiddle, guitar, and enjoys singing harmony. Her major influences include the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bobbie Gentry, and Emmylou Harris. The two of them have played together across the Southeast since meeting in Nashville in 2019, most recently opening for Jamey Johnson. They love combining their individual strengths to create an exciting and moving musical experience for every audience.

It’s rare to find a married music duo that’s anything more than a carefully created image of “married duo” cliches. Carolina Story, however, is the diamond in the rough. This married music duo—Ben and Emily Roberts—writes and performs songs, knowing that there are already enough love songs on earth. They evoke a blue collar image, not because it’s relatable, but because it’s who they truly are. From their earliest days of collaborating, they have crafted their sound to be a perfect mix of the lyrical grit and wit of Hank Williams Sr. and the tender atmosphere of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams. Carolina Story—Ben and Emily—are from Arkansas and South Dakota respectively.

Huntsville, Alabama born and East Nashville native, Paul McDonald is a creative force that has been touring non-stop since the release of his debut solo album “Modern Hearts”. With over 200 shows & 4 US tours under his belt since last summer and performances at festivals like Nashville’s “Live On the Green” & the 2019 “Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival”, & just recently off a national tour with the Grammy nominated trio Hanson & Delbert McClinton’s “Sandy Beaches Cruise”, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Born outside of Jackson, Mississippi, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the- curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana on his last two albums. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots- oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.

Jarrod Barrier is a Madison based engineer and songwriter. Barrier's songs have been covered by the late Wayne Mills including Crossing Dixie, Alabama Blues and Redneck Hippie. Ben Bostick is a South Carolina-raised, Georgia-based outsider country singer-songwriter and one man band. His influences range from Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen to Otis Redding and Tommy Emmanuel. After leaving home for a decade of rambling and toiling at odd jobs, Bostick blew into California and decided to try his hand busking on the Santa Monica Pier. To the great surprise of the former ranch hand and roofer, Bostick found that he could make a living playing music. Ben saved his busking money and used it to record his debut EP, My Country, in 2016. No Depression says, “he comes on like an unholy alliance of George Jones and Merle Haggard.” My Country was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the Roots/Country category.

 

Past Artists Include the Following: 

Summer/Fall 2017

Shannon Lawson
Angela Hacker and James LeBlanc
Rob Aldridge and Rob Malone
Jarrod Barrier and Rick Brantley
Scott Mulvahill
Nicki Talley and Jason Sharp

Winter/Spring 2018

Davis Nix and Kyle Wilson
Janelle Arthur and Jeff Hodge
Kristy Lee
Chris Canterbury and Adam Hood
Debbie Bond and Radiator Rick
Shonna Tucker and BIlly Don Burns

Summer/Fall 2018
Jill Kinsey and Lottie Moore
Ricky j. Taylor and Mudbone
Hannah Thomas and Tim Tucker
Evan Walker and Albert Simpson
Gray Cauthen and John & Chas Williams
The Retrovales and Remy Neal

Winter/Spring 2019

Chris Canterbury and Dave Kennedy
Kalsey Kulyk and Rob Snyder
Travis Meadows
Keller & Cole and Brandon Whyde
Erin Enderlin
Brigitte London and Daryl Wayne Dasher

Summer/Fall  2019

Mitch Mann and Russell Mefford
Kayla Ray and Wade Sapp
Jess Jacoy and David Borne
Emily Daniel and Leith Loftin
Adam Hood
Amy McCarley and NMBR 11

Winter/Spring 2020

Chuck Hawthorne
Payton Taylor and William Michael Morgan
Travis Meadows
Kyle Wilson and Chad Wilson
Adam Wakefield
Aaron Raitiere

Summer/Fall 2020

Dave Kennedy
Remy Neal and Cristina Lynn
Daryl Wayne Dasher and Sadie McClendon