TONIGHT’S CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Refunds have been issued for ticket purchasers and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please join us for other events coming soon to the Eno Arts Mill!
Third Thursday Songwriter Showcase: A scaled-down, intimate, and interactive evening of music.
Like a concert in your living room. Third Thursday Songwriter Showcase is hosted and curated by singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd. Each concert showcases two featured guests who, together with Jonathan, perform their original works and talk about the stories that inspired them. Questions from the audience and conversation are encouraged. These small concerts are seated in the gallery, so tickets are limited.
Eno Arts Mill Gallery, Hillsborough
Cash bar available
Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s kid, Gulf War veteran, and award-winning songwriter with a near-cult following. With twenty plus years of touring and over a dozen albums, Byrd’s deceptively simple, working-class songs have become campfire standards and crowd favorites for artists like Sam Bush and Tim O’Brien. A Jonathan Byrd show will take audiences on a journey from hell-raising sing-alongs to heart-wrenching ballads and back across the backroads of his native North Carolina.
A lifelong collaborator and innovator, Jonathan Byrd’s latest project is Song Miners, a project to not only write and release new songs, but also to teach others how it’s done. Leading powerful online songwriting workshops and creating free songwriting education for social media, Byrd seems on a mission to fill the world with great songs- not least, his own. Not to be missed.
>>> Learn more at jonathanbyrd.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 20 GUEST ARTISTS
Eric Bannan brings stories to life with moving personal narratives, a sly sense of humor, and a soulful singing voice. Eric is a husband, father, songwriter, storyteller, US Coast Guard rescue flight crew veteran, back country adventure racer and cancer survivor with a masters in computer science.
He has been called to share his art to inspire, motivate for positive change and build community. His music is rooted in folk, driven by foot-tapping funk, and seasoned with the blues. With over 40 years of performing experience, Eric’s presentations are an energetic celebration of life, love and loss. Based in Pittsboro, NC, Eric travels the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states bringing the power of storytelling and improvisation to faith communities, festivals and front porches.
>>>Learn more here
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience, she has been called “a writer of the highest caliber” (The All Scene Eye). Her soulful voice and unique classical guitar style combined with the edgy bass of Jason Duff caught the attention of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, which described the album “Not What I Seem”: “The guitar-driven introspective folk of the 1970s [as] a touchstone, but so are blues and roots rock ’n’ roll.”
Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination, Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound that dances between folk, rock and blues.
>>>Learn more at here