Nashville Offbeat was invited to the first Segue 61 showcase by Folk/Pop artist, Jennifer Renee, on Thursday, June 1st. Without knowing what to expect, it was a surprise to walk into an impressive, yet comfortable, recording studio that featured an intimate stage set-up. There were lights strung up to create a soft ambiance, while before the writers round, industry professionals and artists networked and had some light refreshments.
At twenty after seven, the first performers got on stage for their set, and from the first soaring, clear notes of Issac Black's voice, to the final honey tones of Rylie Bourne, the room was captivated. These are artists who have been working with Nashville's industry leaders to fine-tune their craft through the Segue 61 program, and there was no doubt that they had been working hard! Throughout the night, there were Incredible harmonies, most notably those performed on Jennifer Renee's song, "Until The Whole Earth Falls Asleep," as well as a whole array of genres from the Jazzy Issac Black, to Singer/Songwriter Silas Boyle, to the Southern Rocker, Damon Atkins.
The whole night was orchestrated and held together by Segue 61 team leaders, Cameron Johnson, and Natalie Thompson, who undoubtedly nurtured a thriving "Tribe" of young musicians who are about to take Nashville by storm! Follow the Segue 61 Facebook page for future showcases and networking events!
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