Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant is hosting Craig Carothers, Annie Mosher and Dave Berg on Saturday night at 8:30pm.
Craig Carothers lived in Portland before it was hip and moved to Nashville before it was ready for prime time. He’s always been a little ahead of the curve and an old school kind of cool. His music is heartbreakingly beautiful and scathingly funny, delivered with a lively deadpan smile.
The wide-ranging influences of Craig’s music-teacher parents can be heard in each of his 15 albums. He’s a songwriter’s songwriter, sharing co-writes with Bruce Hornsby, Marty Stewart, Don Henry, Maia Sharp, and Don Schlitz, to name a few. He’s had songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Russell Hitchcock, and Peter, Paul and Mary, and others.
As a touring musician and a regular at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Craig has shared a stage with the likes of Mac Davis, John Hiatt, Janis Ian, Leroy Parnell, Gretchen Peters, and Kim Richey.
New Folk award-winning singer/songwriter Annie Mosher grew up in the northernmost part of rural Vermont where she began writing songs when she was a child. She later travelled the country following the rodeo and writing music inspired by the souls she met and worked with from the Texas hill country to the mountains of Wyoming. Her song “Goldfish” was recently produced and recorded by British pop icon and Beatles producer Alan Parsons. She is a winner of the Texas Wildflower Music Festival, a beloved regular at Nashville’s own Bluebird Cafe, and a longtime member of the sassy Nashville-based group Girls With Guitars. Annie is featured regularly at events sponsored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, as well as at clubs and festivals from The Cactus Cafe in Austin to Sundance and beyond.
Dave Berg is a singer/songwriter originally from Portland OR, now making his home in Nashville. His songs have been recorded by Keith Urban, Bake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney, Jewel, Jimmy Buffett, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins and Meatloaf to name a few. He’s hit the top of the charts 5 times including the most played country song of 2008, “If You’re Going Through Hell,” recorded by Rodney Atkins. In 2008 Berg was named Billboard’s Country Songwriter of the Year, as well as ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Country Songwriter of the Year. Berg has also released three independent singer/songwriter records of his own, “Three Perfect Days,” “Surface” and “Not Quite So Alone.”