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Stories & Songs: A Songwriter’s Series from Nashville
February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20.00
Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
The Listening Room is proud to present “Stories & Songs: a Songwriter’s Series from Nashville.”
The night of storytelling through music will feature the music of Laurie Anne Armour, Melissa Summersell, and Madison Grace.
Laurie Anne Armour, nicknamed LA by her friends, was raised on the shores of Mobile Bay in the Hollinger’s Island community. She grew up learning piano, fiddle and woodwinds, and realized her love for the guitar as a young teen. She performed in the praise band at her church, in band and as a solo artist at school.
LA began writing songs and performing at open mic nights and doing gigs at coffee houses and restaurants around Mobile before she was 20. She does a wide variety of cover songs as she continues to write and perform her own originals.
Musical influences range from The Beatles to Lauren Daigle, Bonnie Raitt to Sara Bareilles, and Otis Redding to Lisa Mills.
Her solo style might be described as “Southern Americana,” with her songs drawn from and influenced by her life experiences. She sings about hope, love, passion, loss, sadness, and the strength and will to overcome, with all of it shaded by faith.
She regularly performs with the praise band at her church, and has been a Nappie Awards finalist in 2016 and 2017. Her first EP is entitled Ebb and Flow.
To learn more about Laurie Anne Armour, visit: https://laurieannemusic.com
Melissa Summersell performed her originals in front of an audience for the first time at the age of 18 at the world famous Flora-Bama in Perdido Key, Alabama. The crowd loved it and she was hooked.
In the years that followed, she earned her degree in music, performed for countless audiences with large bands made up of some of Mobile, Alabama’s finest musicians and continued to build her business career off stage. It was a time for working and entertaining, not a time for creating so cover tunes and big stages were the tools of the day.
Being part of the first version of Hank Becker’s Boogie Chillin’ provided a rare opportunity for creativity between one-nighter gigs and helped energize her to continue to deliver for large audiences in closed venues helping them celebrate big events in their lives.
After 20 years of performing every weekend, it was time for a break. During her hiatus, Melissa has found her creative voice again and so has come full circle. Her evolution from singer to artist is just beginning and it promises to be exciting to watch.
Madison Grace grew up in Lower Alabama where the warm breezes of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico influenced many of her songs. Madison plays the piano and has written 25 songs, her first at age 14. She has recently released her debut album, Equilibrium of Contradiction, consisting of ten original tracks. Musical influences for many of her songs include Lana del Rey, Gavin DeGraw, and Coldplay.
To learn more about Madison Grace, visit: https://www.madisongrace-singer-songwriter.com/