Wednesday Writers Series: Chuck McDowell with Alan Rhody, John Carlson and Ben Friedman.
Live @ Red Clay Music Foundry Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Doors open 6:30 PM
Hosted by Chuck McDowell and featuring national and local, touring songwriters! Will be streamed live at

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
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 >>>
Alan Rhody is a Kentucky native whose music has crossed genres and won many awards over his four-decade career. The Nashville based singer-songwriter released his tenth independent album in 2017 and has been touring consistently since the mid 1970s.
His music has been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” along with radio stations of all kinds around the world. He’s also made numerous network tv appearances in the U.S. and Canada. He conducts songwriting workshops whenever possible, in his travels.

The new CD, “Farther On” is bare bones, showing the songs in their simplest form, with Rhody playing and singing all the tracks
Over the years his songs have been recorded by others as well. Most recently The Del McCoury Band just recorded his country romp, “That Ol’ Train” on their newest CD, released May 25, 2018. Just prior to that, he had two other songs recorded by world renown fiddler, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Others who’ve recorded his songs include: Oak Ridge Boys (I’ll Be True To You”); Lorrie Morgan (Trainwreck Of Emotion); Ricky Van Shelton (Wild-Eyed
Dream); Del McCoury (Trainwreck Of Emotion); Toby Keith, Tanya Tucker, Lee Greenwood (Christmas To Christmas) and others by George Jones, Suzy Boggus, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Hoyt Axton, Michael Martin Murphey, Don Gibson, Kevin Welch, John Schneider and Maine’s David Mallett.

“Music City troubadour Alan Rhody has a new CD titled “Farther On.” It features a recent collaboration with the late Guy Clark and a feast of solo works. Not the least of which is his No. 1 hit, I’ll Be True To You, as sung by The Oak Ridge Boys. Rhody’s guitar vocal of the original long version is stunning and reveals just how powerful the song really is. This artist is one of those rare individuals who can hold you completely spellbound with just his axe and his voice.”
- Robert K. Oermann, Music journalist, author, historian

“He has achieved a level of respect and recognition that places him in the vanguard of the pioneers of the contemporary roots music movement.”
- Toronto Star

“Rhody offered a sizzling take on the passing of Route 66 with “The Mother Road”. From there he ranged over a Leadbelly cover then brought the Austin crowd to it’s feet with a pointed number about being one of 2000 writers to have a song recorded by George Jones.”
- Austin Chronicle / Nashville Scene (reporting on South by Southwest) more >>>
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