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Wednesday Writers Series: Chuck McDowell/Dan Navarro, Wyatt Easterling and Brian Perry
Live @ Red Clay Music Foundry Wednesday January 17th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Doors open 6:30 PM

Canceled

A series of shows hosted by Chuck McDowell, featuring national, touring songwriters and one local songwriter.

General Admission
$15 in advance ($20 day of show)
Wednesday Writers Series
Hosted by Chuck McDowell, a weekly series focused on original songwriters, from Georgia and beyond.

The series will stream live on www.youtube.com/eoplive
Louisiana born Georgia raised Chuck McDowell is an award-winning songwriter and
entertainer with a reputation as a remarkably prolific songwriter in songwriting circles around the country. Clever and driven in his pursuit to write better songs, his focus and energy has gained attention from, and garnered co-writes with, some of most lauded songwriters & lyricists of our day.

A romantic, an innovator and a wildly creative personality, Chuck put together the eclectic ESOEBO, a guitar/cello duo with Gail Burnett. Gwinnett Magazine named ESOEBO Best Entertainer of the Year.

Chuck is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Eddie Owen Presents Annual Songwriter Shootout. He has garnered attention for festival appearances including 30A Songwriter Festival and International Folk Alliance. You'll probably pick up his influences, though they are filtered through his unique and playful instincts and southern upbringing.

No Depression recently wrote "McDowell is a deft and crafty songwriter with an innate ability to write serious, emotionally deep-sounding songs born of rather innocuous incidents."

Humor and depth often intertwine letting the listener filter which they receive. His live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp. more >>>
Dan started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more.

In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit.

He’s moonlighted as a singer and voice actor for 25 years, in major motion pictures, such as The Book Of Life (as the archvillain “Chakal”), plus The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscar-nominated “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3), and a dozen more; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; and commercials for Subaru, Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and hundreds of others.

He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int’l, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition.

Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LA and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen’s life in 2012.

In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited “Live at McCabe’s”, backed by his pals from Austin-based Stonehoney. His next album , “Shed My Skin” — his first studio album of new material—is slated for release in 2015.

He is the father of a 18-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars. more >>>
Brian Perry
A songwriter/singer, speaker, life coach, author, voiceover actor and that guy who writes on his car, Brian Perry's life journey is about helping people to step into the deepest and most joyful experience of their life.

His songs have been described as the intersection of James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen with Garth Brooks directing traffic. His talks combine universal truths, stories, humor, and practical, actionable ideas for personal growth and change.

His new book, titled "The Myth Of Certainty...And Other Great News," is due out soon.

His latest record is “Take One: Live at Eddie Owen Presents" is currently available.
After many years of working all angles of the music business in such diverse roles as a multi-platinum producer and songwriter, to Chief of A&R for a major label, to signing on as a staff writer in Nashville, Wyatt has had the opportunity to work with some of the finest songwriters and artists from around the world touching on a number of different genres. All of these various roles have influenced his craft as a songwriter and performer and along with his intricate guitar work and smooth voice Wyatt easily draws in the listener into his world of Contemporary Folk and Americana. more >>>