EOP Writers Series: Chuck McDowell with Tommy Womack, Ed Heinzelman, and Layne Denton
SAT, April 20th at 8 pm
Live at Red Clay Music Foundry
GA: $20 ADV/$25 DOS
Chuck Mcdowell from ESOEBO hosts the EOP Writer Series. Joining Chuck for the March 29th, 2019 show is Tommy Womack, Ed Heinzelman, and Lane Denton.
Chuck is a Georgia-based singer-songwriter and frontman for the band ESOEBO. He is a former winner of Eddie Owen Presents: Songwriters Open Mic Shootout.
Singer-songwriter, author, humorist and Kentucky native Tommy Womack got his start in 1985 to 1992 with legendary Bowling Green based post-punk and college radio faves, Government Cheese (who’s story is immortalized in Tommy’s cult classic book “Cheese Chronicles”). Upon moving to Nashville in 1992, Tommy’s become known for his long working relationship with Will Kimbrough, starting with their bands the bis-quits (who made one classic album for John Prine’s Oh Boy label in 1993), and their band Daddy, who have made two albums and enjoy a cult following.
Since 1998, Tommy has released seven solo albums, the latest being the brand-new “Namaste”. He looks forward to the back half of 2016 with new songs from that record to play, in addition to such proven past show-stoppers as “Nice Day”, “Vicky Smith Blues” and “Alpha Male & the Canine Mystery Blood.”
In addition to “Cheese Chronicles”, Tommy is the author of the comic Civil War novella “The Lavender Boys & Elsie”. He has written for many magazines, including the Oxford American, and is a regular contributor to The East Nashvillian. Tommy’s songs have been covered by Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, Jason and the Scorchers, the Del Lord’s Scott Kempner, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, and others. He has lived in Nashville for 24 years, with his wife Beth and their son Nathan.Ed Heinzelman
Eddie Heinzelman has made a major footprint on the country music landscape as an in-demand session musician/sideman--he's currently playing guitar on tour for Radney Foster. However, he's also imprinting in an even more impactful way as a solo artist with the release of his sophomore album, Wherever You Go.
The new album follows Heinzelman's 2017 debut, Hey Songwriter, and offers up an infectious mix of Americana, country, roots rock, and classic jams. The songs on Wherever You Go are brimming with a specific, inimitable personality. A full nine of the 10 songs are solely composed by Heinzelman; the title track is co-written with Radney Foster. Tunes such as "Dammit, Mary"--an ode to one of Heinzelman's favorite songwriters, Mary Gauthier ("her songs are so good they make me cuss")--and "The Road," a touring artist's love letter to his wife, show the range of depth his songwriting can travel. Heinzelman, of course, adds a generous helping of his own instrumental prowess and signature blazing guitar to the record, and he recently has developed two custom signature guitar effects pedals, designed in conjunction with Robert Keeley and Keeley Electronics, called the Verb O Trem and Verb O Trem Workstation.
"Music is how I communicate with the world,” Heinzelman says. “I’ll leave behind two things when I die: my family and my songs. I want my songs to say something, to give people an insight into who I am, and to hopefully touch people in some way."
Layne Denton - a young Duluth, GA native - is one of Atlanta's fastest-rising stars in the city's historic singer-songwriter community as he regularly plays at Eddie Owen Presents: Red Clay Music Foundry, Madcap's/Four Forks and the Tin Roof Acoustic Showdown. He previously released a 6-song, live EP and he released his first full-length album last summer. He’s a frequent flier of the EOP Songwriters’ Open Mics, and he has been invited to several of the EOP Songwriters’ Shootouts.