If you have never been to a songwriter round, you are certainly missing out. Each round is unique, featuring songwriters of the biggest songs of our time, and each songwriter takes time to chat with usually an intimate audience about the process and headspace they were in when they gave life to a brand new song.
Hit songwriter Victoria Shaw has been hosting similar nights for years but now is taking the wonderful art of storytelling through songs to television. Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw is launching on ALL ARTS, a multimedia arts platform launched earlier this year by WNET and is being produced by Brighton Entertainment.
“I’m blessed to know a lot of talented, funny, wonderful musicians who are dear friends,” Victoria said in a statement. “I invite those friends who just so happen to be top-selling songwriters from across the pop, rock and country worlds to join me on stage to play their huge hits and reveal what went into creating those iconic songs. It’s very organic, and my shows feel like you’re hanging out in my living room listening in on a bunch of songwriters singing songs, swapping stories and cracking jokes. That’s my goal every night, for my shows to feel like a party at my house.“
NYCountry Swag attended a taping of Songwriters Under the Covers back in March with Marcus Hummon, Beth Nielsen Chapman and of course, Victoria Shaw. For a full recap of what to expect from that episode, click here.
Being that each show is held at Birdland Jazz Club which is located in the heart of New York City, you never know who might be in the audience. Shaw’s been in the business for many years and has many friends who may just happen to be sitting there and are willing to join her on stage.
Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 8:30 p.m. on the ALL ARTS streaming app and website. Check your local listings for more info.
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