SONGWRITERS ROUND at the COMMODORE GRILLE
Thursday, October 19 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm – Free Show
Singer-songwriter Mitch Hayes, 2016 Queen City Music Awards “Americana/Folk Artist of the Year” recipient, makes his Nashville performing debut with a show at Songwriters Round (at the) Commodore Grille, 2613 West End Ave., Thursday, October 19. Showtime scheduled for 6:00pm to 10:00pm, this is a free concert performance. Information can be obtained by calling (615) 327-4707 or visit the Facebook page for the vent at http://www.facebook.com/CommodoreGrilleNashville.
“These shows are by Invitation only and i will be performing with some of Nashville’s best songwriters,” says Hayes. “It’s a chance to be seen and heard with ‘the best of the best.’ One never knows who will be in the audience listening – producers, record execs, etc.”
Besides excellent review for Heroes, two of Hayes’s songs were recently in the Top 100 of the respected Friday Morning Quarterback Chart: “All Fall Down” (#23), and “Look At You” charting at #42. When one considers that Hayes is competing for airplay with such household name artists as John Mayer, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran, this accomplishment is impressive.
A passionate civic activist, Hayes is involved with The Konnected Foundation, a Charlotte-based non-profit dedicated to utilizing music and the arts to bring healing and unity to the community.
Heroes: What the Press Is Saying
“Mitch Haye’s new album is an inspiration…a folk/Americana singer-songwriter from North Carolina who many feel is their natural successor to Leonard Cohen for his songs of social commentary.”
“Heroes finds worth in its characters, its story inspiring as the “Hand of the Devi” puts flesh and blood to its champion, warns that ‘you cannot hide from who you are deep inside”…Mitch Hayes is a storyteller, backing his tales with folk music that touches the tunes with Country, Blues, and Americana.”
THE ALTERNATE ROOT
“A man of many talents and a cancer survivor, which has added an edge to his amazing voice, which can still deliver a powerful message in song. Hi lyrics are so well written, that they instantly connect with the listener. If you’re a Tom Waits and/or Americana fan, it’s truly worth the listen.”
INDIE VOICE BLOG
“Heroes is one fine folk/Americana album that is a beautiful result of one man’s dreams and ability to persevere through extreme circumstance….the genuine article – stripped down to the barest essential of artist, words, voice, and instruments. A brave and honest album.”
PROFESSOR JOHNNY P’S JUKE JOINT
“I wrote this song after watching the news one morning. There was story after story about violence and injustice, armed conflict, not just the military but street thugs and robbers gunning down innocent victims, and yes even policemen doing the same. Such senseless and needless hatred and cruelty, one human being to another has no place in a modern society. Race, religion, politics, gender and sexual preference should never be fuel for such insanity. Yet, sadly, these days it seems they are just that. Filled with anger and a sense of sadness and grief over a society where this kind of behavior could go on seemingly unchecked, I just had to speak out.”
– Mitch Hayes, speaking about his song and video “All Fall Down”