Songs at the Center

Season 1, Episode 1 of 13

Artists: Hebdo, Hannah Aldridge, Zach Whitney, Happy Chichester, Jesse Henry, and hosted by songwriter Eric Gnezda. Hebdo calls his style, "Adventure-Folk." Hebdo has been strongly influenced by his Lebanese culture and Appalachia. His two recent EP's (A Thousand Steeples& Double Tambo) have received radio airplay, and produced a number of YouTube videos. He performs "Baby Me." Hannah Aldridge is an Americana artist steeped in the music of Nashville and Muscle Shoals. Trained as a classical pianist, she began writing songs in her early twenties. "I found out it really wasn't that hard" she says, "It's just saying things that are true and making them rhyme." She performs "Lie Like You Love Me." Zach Whitney is rooted in classic Country music. Growing up in rural Ohio, Zach spent nearly 12 years in Austin, Texas. It was a fine match all the way. His songs have been described as "the perfect remedy for town drunks and college professors... hookers and housewives...and just about everybody in between. He performs "Front Porch Music." Happy Chichester founded the Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin' Maggie, and was an original member of the Twilight Singers. He's had his songs used in several movies, scored independent films, and has appeared on television with Jimmy Kimmel, the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Fuel TV. He performs "Well Beyond." Jesse Henry is a prolific songwriter and musician who excels in multiple genres. A soulful singer, he writes songs with spirit, humor, and storytelling elements. For the past decade, he's played countless concerts with The Spikedrivers, among other popular bands. He is also the Dean of the Rafiki Music School in Nairobi, Kenya.

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