The
Writers
Round

SANFORD MUSIC CIRCLE PRESENTS

April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
Camelback Brewing Company 

804 Spring Ln, Sanford, NC 27330

 

This event is first come, first served

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ABOUT SANFORD MUSIC CIRCLE &

The Writers
Round

The Writers Round presented by Sanford Music Circle brings together the community of music in an area where there is enormous talent and makes for a great show as audiences truly get up close and personal with songwriters. The classic format of a round has four songwriters on stage. One performs a song, followed by the next writer, and the next, and so on. Each songwriter can join in with the others, add harmonies, contribute a guitar riff, or just listen.

Writers talk about how and why they wrote the songs, and there are always lively stories and interaction between the writers.
 

Audiences enjoy these performances not only for the hit songs they recognize but also because they know they might be hearing a song that will become the next big thing!

 
FEATURED

Contributors

Ray Williams &
John Davenport

Sometimes a song materializes from heartache, sometimes from a spark of love and sometimes you find yourself merely retelling a story. But sometimes magic, serendipity or a simple introduction between people can be the beginning of something more amazing. Ray Williams’ career has encompassed that amazement. He introduced Bernie Taupin to a young Reg Dwight (aka Elton John) and signed mentionable artists like Gerry Rafferty (Stealers Wheel) and Jeff Lynne. As the owner of pre-cleared music licensing platform crumbsmusic.com, you could say Ray knows a thing or two about networking and songwriting.

 

John Davenport, owner of Deep River Film and Sound Studios has witnessed and worked with some of the greatest songwriters, storytellers and artists of our time. The list is mind boggling to him, from Harry Chapin, Cindy Lauper, Rolling Stones, John & Julian Lennon and the boss to name a few… He seen it all from well designed songs composed on paper to a bunch of party maniacs just jamming.

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FEATURED

Composers/
Artists

Britton
Buchanan
MUSICIAN

Britton Buchanan, runner up on season 14 of NBC’s The Voice, is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Sanford, North Carolina. With pop sensibilities and heartland roots, Buchanan has written songs with Rob Thomas, JD Souther, Kevin Griffin, John Ondrasik, and many more. 

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John
Norris
MUSICIAN
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The goal for my music is to connect with you, the listener; to encourage, bring good energy, and reflect on who I am as a person and bring out thoughts and emotions that you can relate to. My songs have strong country roots that include instruments like the fiddle, steel guitar, and mandolin.

HG
Murrell
MUSICIAN
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HG Murrell first developed his unique Pop sound while studying songwriting at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool, England. His debut Album “Liverpool Years” features the music he wrote with his critically acclaimed band Tiger Factory. Success from the song “Devils” earned him the Song Link Prize for best song musically and lyrically at LIPA, and a 1 on 1 songwriting lesson with Sir Paul McCartney and his band. Songs like “Devils” and “King of The World” were featured regularly on the BBC Merseyside’s emerging artist playlist and throughout internet radio. 

 

HG is currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina working on his sophomore album and touring the south with his original music.

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Jason
Adamo
MUSICIAN

A truly soulful singer with inspired lyrics and raspy falsetto. Currently residing in Raleigh, NC, Adamo has lived in New York City and Nashville immersing himself in each cities music and songwriting scene.  

Jason Recently received RIAA Gold and Platinum plaques as a songwriter for the song "Beautiful Believer" on Brett Young's debut album on The Big Machine Label Group.

Paige King
Johnson
MUSICIAN

After spreading her wings with her debut single “Water Down The Whiskey”, climbing to the #29 spot on Music Row charts, Angier, NC native Paige King Johnson moved on to her next project with the release of her second single “Just Like You”. Working alongside country-legend Pam Tillis, Johnson created a stunning music video which premiered on Country Music Television (CMT). She then followed with “She Holds This House Together”, a tribute to her own mother and a heartfelt music video with memories of her and her mother premiered on Newsmax. Paige is now stepping out with yet another side of her as she releases her third single to country radio, “Baby Don’t”, written by Nashville legends Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey. Paige has also stepped out under the spotlight opening for multiple great artists over the years such as Joe Nichols, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Scotty McCreery, Neal McCoy and more. With a conviction to write and record genuine songs she can be proud of for years to come, Johnson is ready to go down any path that calls her name – as long as she can walk it in her favorite pair of boots. 

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Erik
Hawks
MUSICIAN

Born and raised in North Carolina, Erik Hawks has always had a deep love for country music. Influenced by such artists as Vince Gill, Ryan Adams, and Chris Stapleton, he hangs his hat on writing deep, emotional songs that strive to be both personal and relatable. 

 

Erik attributes his passion for songwriting to the five years he spent as a member of the Raleigh-based alt-country group Young Yonder. 

Chadburn
Spivey
MUSICIAN

Chadburn Spivey is a local artist who enjoys a deep musical heritage passed down from generations of family musicians from around the Piedmont of North Carolina. He has never met a stranger and plays whatever stringed instrument is placed in his hands; therefore, he loves making music with any musician he meets. Chad was born and raised in the heart of North Carolina and promotes everything Sanford related from music to the great outdoors.  He will be one of the hosts for our Sanford Music Circle events starting this January. 

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Frank
Bruno
MUSICIAN

Frank Bruno is a songwriter out of Wilmington NC. His music draws inspiration from many generations of artists: Springsteen, Mark Knopfler, Wilco, the Jayhawks, Spoon and folk Americana artists. He was a member of the Grammy Winning 2006 Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band touring throughout Europe and the US.  Frank continues to actively song write, playing out acoustically in Wilmington. He continues to record simply for the love of music and in constant search of a thoughtful melody and perfect bridge. 

Emerson
Bruno
MUSICIAN

Emerson Bruno is a singer songwriter currently living in Raleigh North Carolina. He is influenced by musics of the 1960s including The  Byrds, the Band, and the Kinks. Emerson is currently playing in a band comprised of fellow collegiate students, playing gigs in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Asheville. Learning the craft of songwriting and live performance, both as a lead and rhythm guitarist is Emerson‘s most fulfilled place. That, and saving up for new pieces of gear along the way.

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Dalton
Davis
MUSICIAN

Dalton Davis, from the small community of Mamers, North Carolina, has always had a passion for music from an early age. He has exhibited a talent for writing and at the age of 8 won the 2007-2008 State Young Author’s Award. Dalton was somewhat shy about performing early on, but as he got older he built up the confidence to record his first song in 2019, “Good Man”. He then went on to write, “Finding My Way Back Home”. His songwriting ability has continued to grow as he writes songs that have meaningful lyrics coupled with a talent for storytelling. His latest song, written in memory of his grandfather, “Phone Number To Heaven'' is evidence of his talent. Dalton has developed a passion for performing live and whether he is playing a laid back acoustic set or bringing the party with his backing band the audience is sure to be entertained!

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Calendar

DATE
02/17
Thursday @ 7:00PM
03/24
Thursday @ 7:00PM
04/21
Thursday @ 6:30PM
VENUE
Camelback Brewing Company
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and Barrel
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The
Venues

CAMELBACK BREWING COMPANY
804 Spring Ln, Sanford, NC 27330

At Camelback Brewing Company, we're about CRAFT BEER.  We strive to always craft something new and different. Our five barrel brewhouse and ten barrel cellar enables us to maximize our creative affinity for crafting great brews.

SMOKE AND BARREL
120 S Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330

The Smoke and Barrel is Sanford’s feel-good neighborhood pub, with a focus on outstanding slow-cooked smoked meats, NC craft beer and bourbon. We are truly an all-American, Southern-style gastropub.