Shawn Camp ... Friend and cowriter... an outstanding country, bluegrass and blues singer/songwriter/musician. Tops in my book!
Tom Ovans ... I dig this singer/songwriters music! Gritty folkrockblues way cool.
Joy Lynn White ... Also a good friend and cowriter has one of the best voices in Nashville (or anywhere)!
David Schnaufer ... Award winning "wizard of the mountain dulcimer" and one of my favorite cowriters. David has released several CDs and instructional videos.
John Prine ... Ive been listenin to Prine since 1975 cool, cool singer/songwriter!
Toni Price ... Friend Austin, Texas blues favorite. You gotta catch her live!
Gwil Owens ... Friend and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter.
Guy Clark ... Been diggin Guy since 74. One of my all time favorite singer/songwriters wrote classics like Desperados Waiting for a Train, LA Freeway, Randall Knife and Home Grown Tomatoes.
Emmylou Harris One of the best singers anywhere always unique, always a musical explorer this lady has a vibe about her! Though best known for singin the songs of other writers, Emmy is an excellent songwriter and wrote one of my favorite songs, Prayer in Open D.
Valerie Smith ... Eclectic bluegrass with a delightful voice. A friend and cowriter.
Sean Keane ... Irish Traditional singer and musician ... brother of Delores Keane.
Carl Chambers This singer/songwriter wrote Alabamas hit Close Enough to Perfect and also played guitar for the Bellemy Brothers for several years. A friend and cowriter.
Vince Farsetta ... Old time banjo champ and reggae/ska writer, performer a friend & cowriter.
Happy Charles A friend from Jacks Tracks writes and performs dance club music produced by Jan Pulsford (also cowrites with her!).
Mick Hanly Irish singer/songwriter who wrote Hal Ketchum's hit, Past the Point of Rescue! This guy is awesome!
Cyndi Lauper ... Surely you know who she is!
Jan Pulsford This keyboardist/songwriter has worked with some of the best (includin Cyndi) and makes some terrific music mostly instrumentals.
Mae Robertson Mae sings some great lullabies and much more.
Iris Dement A very unique, talented and passionate singer/songwriter.
Barry & Holly Tashian Excellent singer/songwriter musicians with wonderful harmonies. Five albums produced by Jim Rooney.
Lucinda Williams Another very unique, singer/songwriter whos songs have been covered by Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many others.
Townes Van Zandt This late, great singer/songwriter wrote Willie Nelsons hit Pancho & Lefty, but thats only one of many.
Del McCoury Band super hot, very cool Bluegrass!
Kasey Chambers ... Awesome Australian singer/songwriter.
J.J. Cale ... One of my major musical influences since the early 70s Also influenced a lot of other songwriters and guitar players. Mr. Cale is one of my all time favorites to listen to or play along with . Cool songs, smooth guitar lines & licks An absolute "groove god"!!!!
John Kay & Steppenwolf ... Another influence best known for Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride and Tenderness (one of my favorites). John Kay is also a talented blues singer/songwriter & guitarist.
Mel McDaniel ... One of my all time favorite country singers. Remember Babys Got Her Blue Jeans On? Also played a big role in the development of my songwriting career.
Waylon Jennings Ol Waylon my favorite country legend and a major influence on my songwriting.
Merle Haggard The Hag .nuff said!
Billy Joe Shaver ... One of my all-time favorite singer/songwriters.Page Wilson … An old friend and one-time cowriter, this Virginia singer/songwriter is well known on the East Coast for his powerful voice and captivating stage presence. His music ranges from folk to bluesy bluegrass. Also the host of an eclectic program, the "Out ‘O’ the Blue Review" on Richmond’s public radio. Mickey Newbury … A stunning singer/songwriter with lots of songs recorded, but nobody does ‘em like Newbury! For years this guy’s given me chill bumps, tears and smiles. And he sure can whistle! Harley Allen … A lot of today’s successful songwriters are very good at "crafting" songs, but Harley just writes em! And boy can he write em … i.e. Allen Jackson’s hit, Between the Devil and Me! With a long history in bluegrass music, Harley is also an amazingly talented singer and musician.
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