6PM DOORS/7PM SHOW
Also available as a livestream if you are not in Nashville January 11th. Click here to watch via livestream.
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Country Music’s top songwriters live from Analog at The Hutton Hotel!
Southern Rounds Live at Analog kicks off 2023 with a new show January 11th! The night, hosted by Dave Kennedy, will feature performances by Vince Herman, Channing Wilson and Chris Gelbuda. Come see the writers behind the songs of Luke Combs, Drake White, Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and more!
Vince Herman is the longtime co-leader of the popular and pioneering jam-grass band Leftover Salmon, who's music is a blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun/Zydeco. In their thirty year career as a band, Salmon have released seven studio albums and three live albums. But Vince wasn’t thinking about making a solo record when he decided to take to the highway in August 2020. “During the pandemic, I got an RV and just decided to have my own bubble and drive around the country,” he explains. He was on the road for around five months and spent a month and a half of it in Nashville. It was there he bumped into some old friends who helped set him on a course that led to Enjoy the Ride, his first-ever solo album in 30 years of making records. “I think age 60 is a great time to start a solo career,” Herman says with a laugh. “Especially how the music industry is so focused on us older folks these days. His new album, Enjoy the Ride, was produced by Ferg Ferguson and released on Lohi Records on November 18th of this year. With a stellar roster of musicians playing on the record, the songs are an Americana travelogue of memorable songs, co-written with Vince's friends the Davisson Brothers, Levi Lowrey, Aaron Raitiere, Phillip Lammonds, Adam Hood, Channing Wilson and more.
“God could you throw this dog a bone. Let me turn the corner and be home. I’m tired of being on this road alone.” Real lyrics are what Channing Wilson is all about. From a small town in Northwest Georgia, Channing learned about real life American good times and hardships. He’s not afraid to tell you about it either. From his songs like “Poor Man’s Cocaine” referring to methamphetamines taking over rural America, to songs like “Black Jesus” which is a story of two men, one young, and one older, finding friendship in spite of the racial stereotypes of the times. Channing’s voice and songwriting is widely considered in the top echelon of the “who’s who” in the Nashville community. Channing’s songs have been recorded by artists like Tyler Farr, Luke Combs, Jason Eady, and more. He has shared bills with so many of his heroes such as Billy Joe Shaver, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Tony Joe White, Chris Knight, Dale Watson, and many more including going out on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour. He has just recently signed a artist/publishing agreement with Warner Chappell and Low Country Sound (Grammy award winning producer Dave Cobb).
Chris Gelbuda is a music maker, in all forms. As a kid, he was a Suzuki trained concert pianist. As an adolescent, he fronted blues and classic rock cover bands. In college, he fronted jam bands. After college, he became a solo performer as well as a session musician. Currently, Chris is in demand as one of Nashville’s brightest young writers. Chris has written songs with Drake White, Taylor Swift, JT Hodges, Maren Morris, James Otto, Adam Sanders, Linsey Ell and many more.
Dave Kennedy is a storyteller above all else, and it’s easy to see why. His songs paint a cinematic portrait of America as his characters journey through love, heartbreak, humor, sin, redemption, revenge and perhaps even a few of the songwriter’s own footsteps along the way. Bringing these songs to life is a voice so soaring and powerful you can’t help but be swept away into his world by the end of the first chorus. He navigates his way through each story and each world with a dynamic presence of both strength and subtlety that appreciates both the peaks and the valleys, the highways and the backroads, the loves lost and lingering in his mind. It’s for all these reasons that Dave has a reputation as one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters and artists, and why artists like Travis Tritt, Riley Green, Whiskey Myers, Drake White, Larry Fleet and others are eager to continue writing and performing with Dave Kennedy.