: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM
: Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase
: 128 South Main Street, Davidson, NC
Bruce Piephoff – web site
Dave Ray Cecil – web site
Rob McHale – web site
Summit Coffee, 128 South Main Street in Davidson, North Carolina is proud to present another session of the Summit Songwriter Showcase on November 7 at 7PM. This month’s showcase will feature performances by Bruce Piephoff, Dave Ray Cecil and Rob McHale in the round. Soundman Phil Murphy delivering the goods.
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 England, France, 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.
November Feature Artists:
Bruce Piephoff has been writing and performing songs and poetry for over 40 years. Firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, it’s his versatility that makes his music so fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth, Piephoff’s unassuming voice, ringing with wit and sincerity, steals the show.
Before Dave Ray Cecil performed at The Lincoln Center in New York City or Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe, he was a young child simply putting notes together on the piano. Lyrics soon came easily to him, and while secretly playing his older brother’s guitar, he wrote his first song. Dave has rarely slowed in his creative output, and his musical craftsmanship has been recognized by a variety of songwriting competitions. A truly prolific artist, he has no room in his performances for covers. In fact, Dave’s timeless melodies and cutting poetic truths often leave many wondering aloud, “Who wrote that song?” His humble answer is always, “I wrote that song actually; glad you enjoyed it!”.
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.