Wow! The Shenandoah Valley has some amazing music talent to recognize and appreciate. A fabulous collection of singer/ songwriters performed on Saturday (November 11) night at Bright Box – Out of the Box in Winchester, VA The show was originally created by Justin Trawick in 2008. Nine singer/songwriters rotate during the show with the goal of providing the audience with rich, varied entertainment.
This Winchester show was hosted by Emma Rowley. The evening featured music by: Matt Chellini, Alex Taughinbaugh, Joe Martin (from Slow Creek), Rich Follett, Emma Rowley, Erik Burnham (from the Plank Stompers), Sally Mae Foster, Blue Ajay and Cassi Raye. Together these folks were, “THE 9.” It was truly a delightful show of all sorts of music, happy, introspective, funny and instrumental. Be sure to like their page to follow where the next show might be! fb.me/wearethe9
A special treat to see Rich Follett take the stage. Rich is a local to Front Royal and much loved for his acting, writing, poetry, music, education and overall support of the arts here in the Shenandoah Valley. Always a crowd favorite bringing both a tear and a smile with his words and sweet sound. To see Rich in person for yourself, come out on November 18th to Open Mic with A Cause held at Open House on Main Street in Front Royal (213 E Main Street) at 7pm. This open mic is a fundraiser for ROTH of FR helping homeless people in Warren County.
Exciting news was mentioned during the evening that several of the artists have recently been signed to Bird Dog Records in Wincester, VA (www.birddogrecords.net). Rich Follett and another Front Royal favorite, Sally Mae Foster are two who have signed and will be recording with Bird Dog Records.
Watch this video for a sampling of WE ARE THE 9. SINGER. SONGWRITER SERIES from November 11th in Winchester, VA at Bright Box – Out of the Box.