Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Frye at the Bluebird


On Thursday evening, May 30, Frye Gaillard will “play” the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville’s famous songwriters Mecca, appearing at an in-the-round with his songwriting friends, Peter Cooper, Davis Raines, Kathryn Scheldt and Jon Byrd. “Mercifully, I won’t be singing,” Gaillard says, “just reading from the book, The Quilt and the Poetry of Alabama Music. I wrote about all of these fine songwriters in that book, and have actually co-written one song each with Peter and Davis, and multiple songs with Kathryn Scheldt. All of these writers have demonstrated with their work that the kinds of Americana songs they write represent a powerful form of literature – of story-telling – as well as a beautiful genre of music. I have to say, it’ll be quite a kick to join them on the stage of the Bluebird, where so many of my songwriting heroes have played.” Showtime is 6 p.m.