Summiot Coffee Songwriter Showcase

October Edition of the Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase

Summiot Coffee Songwriter Showcase
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
PROGRAM: Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase
VENUE ADDRESS: 128 South Main Street, Davidson, NC
VENUE PHONE: 704.663.6661
TICKETS: free/donation
Marty DeJarnette –
Valorie Miller –
Rob McHale –
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Summit Coffee, 128 South Main Street in Davidson, North Carolina is proud to present the one and first session of the Summit Songwriter Showcase on Thursday, October 10, 2018 at 7PM. This milestone event will feature performances by the Charlotte area’s own Marty DeJarnette, Kerrville New Folk Finalist Valorie Miller from Asheville, and Summit Songwriter host Rob McHale.

The Summit Songwriter Showcase
The showcase has endured longer than any other of its kind in the Carolinas and is termed “The Longest Running Songwriter Showcase in the Carolinas”.

The Songwriter Showcase is held monthly at the legacy music venue Summit Coffee in historic downtown Davidson, NC.

The showcase regularly features local, regional, and touring artists, coming from as far away as Canada, New York, Michigan, Tennessee, Massachusetts etc. Some of the performers have had commercial success with top charting songs and songs placed in Television and Film Industry as well.

The Artists

Marty DeJarnette –

Marty DeJarnette is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, singer and songwriter who has performed throughout the Carolinas for the past 25 years.

He has several credits to his career, including The Festival Plaza at the Concord Pavilion as strolling pre-entertainment for such acts as Phil Collins and Crosby, Stills and Nash. He has also performed as a prelude act for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for Pops In The Park.

Marty has appeared on several public access T.V. shows such as The Bo Travis Country Music Specials and Down Home Music with Bill Reed and Friends. He made his XM Radio debut in November 2007 playing harmonica for acoustic guitar duo Batdorf and Rodney on the song titled “All I Need” which aired on Feb. 11, 2008 on the XM Radio Show entitled “The Loft.”

Not only is Marty an accomplished solo performer, he has also performed with Jim Avett, various duo acts and is currently a band member of The Fuzzbucket Music Company.

Currently Marty has two CD’s of all original songs along with one live CD recorded at the Davis Theatre in Concord NC.

Valorie Miller –
Valorie Miller

Valorie Miller is an award-winning singer- songwriter from Asheville NC.

Miller got her start as a musician when the North Carolina Arts Council awarded her an Emerging Artist grant to make her first recording in the late 1990s. From there she has gone on to record independent CDs, gain recognition from many prestigious venues and contests, and tour all over the US and internationally.

She has been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, two-time top finalist in the North Carolina Songwriting Contest, and top finalist in the Great American Song Contest.

Rob McHale –
Rob McHale

Host Rob McHale is a North Carolina-based Folk-Americana artist whose songs can take you through a small town, down a dirt road or on an historical journey – and bring you back home again. Rob’s flair for penning historical and social commentary songs has received recognition and awards from American Songwriter Magazine, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Dallas Songwriters Association, and Billboard.

“Music of a hundred years ago, from yesterday or today – whenever you place them, the songs of Rob McHale should be taught in school, because they reflect vibrant history, the value of tradition and living social comment.”

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