Sharon Kay Moore began writing and performing in her early teens in San Antonio and has since performed throughout San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Nashville and the Alabama Gulf Coast. Since moving to Alabama Sharon has recorded CDs, performed for festivals, clubs and house concerts.
Chapters, an Acoustic Take on New and Old Songs is Sharon’s third CD, produced by Nashville recording artist and producer, Buddy Mondlock. The disc features Sharon on all vocals, guitars and percussion, with stellar performances by Dana Cooper (harmonica), Charlie Chadwick (upright bass) and Tim Lorsch (violin and cello). Of the eleven songs, ten are Sharon’s originals, and the final cut is a soulful rendition of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, her dad’s favorite song. These are new songs mixed with reimagined versions of a few songs from her previous CDs: A Moment More, recorded at the Nashville studio of Michael Webb and produced by Charlie Chadwick, and Alive and Well, recorded at the Loxley, AL studio of Anthony and Savana Crawford a/k/a Sugarcane Jane. Prior to her three solo CDs, as a young woman Sharon recorded “Particular People” in New York City with contemporary ragtime composer and pianist Donald Ashwander.
Rob started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager in the 1980’s. His earliest musical influence was his uncle, Slim Thomas, noted guitarist for Hank Williams, Sr.
Rob’s writing reflects the musical styles and culture of Alabama. He has been a member of Bay Area Songwriters Association since moving from Elba to Fairhope in 2013. Hickman’s independent release entitled “Dead and Gone” is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.
STEPHEN LEE VEAL
Stephen Lee Veal's musical journey began just outside Tulsa, Oklahoma with a mother who was a lay preacher and a father singing old yodeling cowboy songs, playing a 1939 0-15 Martin that was passed down later to Stephen. The music was broadened by the family's move to the Gulf Coast where Blues and Swamp Roots were added to the Gospel, County, Cowboy mix. His turn to writing soon brought Stephen Lee to Nashville where he has written with a number of regular hit writers and there hosted an "All Alabama" songwriter's round at Broken Spoke for three years running. He has also played the Bluebird Cafe there twenty five times.
On the Gulf Coast Stephen played a number of the "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" songwriters series at the NOLA House of Blues - Parish Room, hosted the "Songwriters Saturday Showcase" for six years back when it was the only regularly scheduled songwriters' night on the central Gulf Coast. He has performed in the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival every year since 1998. He has cuts on Gospel and Independent country records with a 1st place overall award for his "Feels Like Alabama" at the Hanks Williams Festival 2001.