SIX PACK SONGWRITERS
on Around This Town
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
4:30 pm (edt)
Three members of the local Six Pack Songwriter series will stop by WTJU this Tuesday, August 12, for a visit with Around This Town guest host Tom Marshall. Sue Harlow, Robert King and Darrin Bradbury will bring their instruments and each play a few tunes in between talking about the entire group's upcoming show at Rapunzel's Coffee & Books on Friday, August 16. Also joining them will be Six Pack founder Jason Burke, who will discuss the group's mission.
Sue Harlow is a Folk-Country Singer/Songwriter whose haunting vocals delve into the depths of what makes people real...emotions, losses, loves, and hopes. Sue's songs draw on the particular part of the Americana genre that tells stories of how it really is, and really was, and touches on the places in people's lives that they can relate to. Sue won The "First Amendment Writes" Songwriter's Competition at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in 2011, and has had the privilege of opening for Emmylou Harris, Seldom Scene, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, among others.
A native of Texas, Robert King was twelve when he first hoisted an autoharp up on his lap, pushed a chord bar and strummed. He's been playing ever since, leading churches in worship for a total of about twenty years, and being half of a duo act, Broken Hill, with his friend Bobby Deegan for a good twelve.
Since moving to Virginia, he has played with a variety of musicians, and in 2011, inspired by his friends at the Charlottesville Songwriter's Circle, produced his first recording, "Above The Ground." His music is unabashedly spiritual but goes well outside what would normally be called "Christian music." He plays regularly in this area, collaborating with Matty Metcalfe, and is currently recording his next album.
Darrin Bradbury has been writing songs, sleeping on couches, and living out of cars for a large portion of the past 8 years. He splits his time touring both solo and with his critically acclaimed NJ thrash folk collective "Big Wilson RIver". Averaging nearly 125 shows a year for the past 8 years.