The Dixie Moon Saloon's Songwriter Sunday series continues! Make plans to join us on Sunday, October 14 starting at 6 p.m., as four talented songwriters share their songs and the stories behind them. Cover is just $10.
Michelle Held is a singer/songwriter with a distinctively soulful and captivating style. “Held plays gentle folk with oft scathing lyrics." wrote Brett Callwood of LA Weekly. "It's her voice that adds the X-Factor; that little bit of welcome strange." Held performs regularly throughout Southeast Michigan, with recent national appearances that include the Kansas City Folk Festival, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, and Wheatland Music Festival. Michelle received a troubadour honorable mention at Telluride Bluegrass 2018.
Longtime Detroit media personality, Stephen Clark has a side gig that might surprise you. Beyond his days as anchor and reporter for WXYZ Channel 7, and more recently as morning show co-host on WOMC-FM, Stephen’s second passion is to write and perform his own country songs. “Songwriting is just another kind of journalism, where the goal is to tell a compelling story in an interesting way.”
When not on the air, Stephen spends time at his second home in Nashville, where he writes songs and networks to match them with ideal vocalists.
Acoustic Ash uses her guitar and expressive soulful vocals as a megaphone for issues she both believes in and advocates for. She is a prolific singer/songwriter who continues to excel within the songwriting field. Her songs are poetry presented through a sincerity that is uniquely hers. Loss, love, money, and politics are just a few of the topics her stirring and relatable songs evoke.
Acoustic Ash has played numerous festivals in England and America, including Ford Arts Beats and Eats, Windover Women’s Festival, CAMPIT, Manchester Gay Pride, and the Midlands Music Festival.
Steve Taylor graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1995 with a degree in songwriting. After returning to Michigan, Steve joined Detroit-based band, The Vudu Hippies. The Hippies released the CD, "Trampoline" in 1997 to rave reviews and a Detroit Music Awards nomination for Album of the Year. Steve is currently the front man for The Steve Taylor Three. Check out their critically-acclaimed album, "Check Your Baggage" available now at your favorite digital retailer.
Enjoy a taste of the talents you'll enjoy at Songwriter Sunday.