In The Round with Jaida Dreyer, Kashena Sampson, Zephaniah Ohora, and Jeremy Pinnell
The Bluebird Cafe
Wed, Sep 18 9:00 pm
Jaida Dreyer: Jaida Dreyer is currently one of Nashville's most sought after female co-writes. Her eclectic writing style has had her penning songs with the likes of Guy Clark to top writers on the LA pop scene. A writer of nine acclaimed tunes for the hit television series "Nashville”, her songs have also been featured on A&E’s “The Returned” and Netflix’s “Longmire”. Jaida celebrated a multi-week number one writing Luke Bryan’s, “Home Alone Tonight” featuring Little Big Town’s, Karen Fairchild. Most recently, her songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sara Evans, Granger Smith, Reba McEntire, Eric Church and more. Jaida has toured the country with artists ranging from current hitmakers Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, to the legendary Merle Haggard, as well as being a frequent guest on The Grand Ole Opry. Kashena Sampson: Kashena Sampson ain’t the first unknown singer to move to Nashville with stars in her eyes, but Music City’s most powerful new voice may be the first to have toured the world and partied like a rock star before doing so. Though the Las Vegas native grew up singing three-part harmonies in a band with her sisters, Sampson found herself post-college living in Los Angeles, waiting tables, and doing the struggling actor thing. She also was doing a lot of drugs. Zephaniah Ohora: Zephaniah OHora is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and a pillar of the burgeoning New York City Country-Western music community. Beginning in 2013, he served as frontman and vocalist for Honeyfingers. It was here, through two years and hundreds of performances featuring the music of Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, and others, that Zephaniah's own musical vision began to come into focus. It was also during this time that he befriended fellow Honeyfingers collaborator Jim Campilongo. A series of conversations between the two revealed a mutual love for the Truck Drivin' Country of Red Simpson, Del Reeves, and Dave Dudley. A few impromptu rehearsals later and The 18 Wheelers were born. Jeremy Pinnell: When Jeremy Pinnell released OH/KY in the summer of 2015 to stunned acclaim, it felt like an entire career compressed into one knock-out album. Hailed as a “ming-blowingly good” (Greg Vandy, KEXP) “tutorial on classic country music” (Popmatters), Pinnell’s debut immediately differentiated as authentic and unflinching. Dogged touring through Europe and the states and celebrated radio sessions followed, cementing Pinnell’s position as a no-fuss master of his craft.