I looked around my new peninsula home and noticed that there was a ton of good live music, but not mush live ORIGINAL music. So I decided to change that. I have partnered Brian and Susan Kimmel from Clock Tower Music on Laurel Street in San Carlos to create a fresh venue for acoustic singer-songwriters just steps from my front door!
Each show features three local songwriters performing their own original material in a Nashville-style writers' round. This means that all acts stay on stage all night and perform in a rotation. This format often leads to spontaneous song choices, collaborations, and jams.
I am happy to present these fresh voices here in the peninsula. We are planning shows for the rest of 2015 and beyond.
Shows are $10, all ages, and BYOB. Keep checking the events link above for more information.
I am very greatful to learn of the kind and thorough new review of my latest album WHIPPOORWILL by Dan Cohen, reviewer for world-reknowned songwriting website, The Muse's Muse. Check out the review here.
On Friday, April 20th, I appeared on a big-time radio show out of Knoxville -- WDVX's Blue Plate Special. I was honored to be choosen to play on the same stage that has hosted many of my hereos such as Bela Fleck, David WIlcox, Tim O'Brien, The Avett Brothers, Nickel Creek, and many many more! You can catch videos of live recordings for "Reconciliation" and "Love Seat Wall" on my video page.
Exciting news! ! ! Jamie will be interviewed (and play a tune) on the popular Raleigh morning show "My Carolina Today" show on WNCN, NBC-17. Jamie's Interview segment will air on Friday, February 3rd, 2012, from 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM. If you miss the episode you can find a link to the show here. It will also be posted here on my videos page and my facebook music page.
On Valentine's Day, 2011, Brant W. proposed to his girlfriend Rebecca.As part of the proposal, Brant wrote lyrics, which documented the events leading up to the proposal, and highlighted his devotion to his sweetheart.Brant enlisted the services of Raleigh songwriter Jamie Purnell to finish the chords and melody to the tune entitled "A New Day".To sweeten the presentation of the new original song, Brant contacted The Loreleis, an all-female a cappella group at UNC - Chapel HIll to provide backing vocals. Jamie performed the tune with The Loreleis right before the BIG MOMMENT.This is a video of the final dress rehearsal held only a few minutes before that.Special thanks to Brad at www.acasongs.com for his vocal arrangement! Click here to watch!
I am honored to be chosen as a finalist for the NC Songwriter Co-op's 13th Annual Songwriting Contest which will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 8PM at the Artscenter in Carrboro, NC. Many hopefuls send in their entries, but only eight are invited to play their songs live before a panel of music-industry professionals and compete for the winning spot. I am looking forward to this opportunity! Come out and watch me make history! Tickets are $10. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.