Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival performance Special "StudioAmped" program airs Thursday
Pensacola, FL, October 20, 2014—Acclaimed songwriters Thom Bresh, Jim McBride and Alan Rhody will appear on a special episode of WSRE's "Studio Amped" Thursday, October 23 at 9 p.m. The show was taped when the three were in Pensacola for the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival.
McBride is a CMA Award-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter whose career spans over 30 years and includes collaboration with Alan Jackson on No. 1 hits like “Chasing that Neon Rainbow,” “Who Says You Can’t Have It All,” “Someday” and the Grammy-nominated “Chattahoochee.”
Rhody is an award-winning songwriter and recording folk artist whose music has been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” along with several TV appearances. He penned the No. 1 hit and country classic “I’ll Be True To You,” which was recorded in 1977 by The Oak Ridge Boys.
Bresh is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, recording artist, TV personality and instrumentalist (he plays several) with inherited talent from his famous father Merle Travis. “Bresh has played venues with Tommy Emmanuel and is a guitar virtuoso in the same vein,” said Ross Orenstein of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival board of directors. Legendary guitarist Emmanuel performed a sold-out show at WSRE last year. “If you enjoyed Tommy Emmanuel, you’ll love Thom Bresh.”
“StudioAmped” is WSRE’s televised concert series typically featuring regional bands and their original music. Bill Harrell is executive producer. The program regularly airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on WSRE. Other concerts for the show’s upcoming seventh season will be performed in April.
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