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Sapphire Songwriters Round

Benefit for the Bahamas - presented by Danny's BBQ and Sapphire Valley Resort.

Featuring: 
Jay Drummonds
Tina Eno
George Reeves
Spalding McIntosh

Sapphire Songwriters Round

Thank you to the efforts of Sharon Hold, Danny Handley and many other volunteers for a great evening of music and BBQ! 

As always, our entertainers were very entertaining sharing some of the stories behind thier music!

George Reeves

Songwriters Draft Video - Partial Song


We will have an updated video featuring all 4 performers on this site in the next few days!!

WNCLive.com attempts to provide some historical background on all our videos and pages to add some perseptive. We could not find the history of a Songwriters Round, also call Songwriters in the Round...

Songwriter Bios     

Jay Drummonds
From his website: http://www.jaydrummonds.com/about/index.html
Jay is reappearing on the music scene after nearly a decade away. Back in the late 90’s he was one of Georgia’s premier acts playing his brand of original country music at sold out venues such as Eddie’s Attic, The Freightroom, The Holly Theatre, and Nashville’s Bluebird Café to mention a few. He has shared the stage with notable acts such as Grammy award winning Zac Brown, Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Jan Smith and Atlanta’s favorite Kurt Thomas. His original self titled album in 1997 included collaborations with Grammy nominated Shawn Mullins.
After leaving Nashville in 2000 to focus on raising his family in the mountains of North Carolina, he’s been inspired by many of those artist to get back to his love of writing, performing, and recording. In his latest album entitled “Sweet”, Jay has partnered up with long time friend and award winning producer Rodney Mills. The album is a tribute to his faith, family, friends, and so many who have encouraged him to fulfill his love of writing. He is especially thankful to his long time friend Kurt Thomas for collaborating with him on much of the new material and encouraging him to record this new project.
Be prepared to tap your toes, laugh out loud, and grab a tissue for the touching tributes as you listen to this collection of heart felt songs.

Tina Eno
From her website:
http://www.tinaeno.com/about/

Tina Eno has been singing since she was knee high to a grasshopper. She started playing guitar at 11 years old and found her way to the stage as quickly as she could. Her voice is unique – powerful, sultry, emotional. Her face tells as much of the story as her songs do. Her original material is thought provoking, sometimes fun, sometimes dark and always memorable. You’re guaranteed to feel something. When she’s covering songs, she respects the original version but makes each song very much her own. She has an enthusiasm that is contagious. Tina Eno loves to perform and it shows.

George Reeves
From his website:
http://georgereevesmusic.com/bio

George Reeves, guitarist, songwriter, singer. Whether he is playing his electrified solo gig, a singer/songwriter gig or lead guitar with a band, George’s playing is always  unique and memorable. I recently asked George to describe his music style and his  answer was interesting, honest and totally out of the box. "I find it amusing  when asked to place a label on my music style. I don’t have a genre. It's easier  to say what I don’t play…rap and opera! I’ve always been drawn to soul, blues,  rock-n-roll and country but I’ve been playing for over 60 years so I don't even  think about it too much. I enjoy playing a big range and combining them.  I’m very unlikely to play a song the same way twice. Clapton, Lowell George, Johnny Winter, the Allman Brothers....these were big influences for me. But it's not a black and white thing....I may play a jazzy lick in a blues song or a country lick in a rock and roll song. 
Most of my life I have been a lead electric player and when I play a lead I have no idea what I'm going to play. I start on a note that 
works and play what I feel as the music flows through me. I like 
it that way. Sometimes I play fast, slow, bend strings a lot or talk with with the strings. Volume and speed were big for me when I was younger, now I’m really enjoying using more finesse and focusing on the  musicality that the song is asking for. I'm not married to any one music style. I'm just me. It really shows up in my original songs. They have  been called quirky and intelligent. Again, they just flow through me."

Spalding McIntosh
https://spaldingmcintoshmusic.com/home


Singer/songwriter from Western NC. Delivers a powerful set, be it with his own writings or carefully crafted covers. McIntosh captures the energy of every room he plays, and delivers it back to his audience like he knew just what was on their mind. A must see