Americana Songwriter Night – Featuring Bill Maier with Clinton Collins

Bill Maier

Clinton Collins

Americana Songwriter Night – Featuring Bill Maier with Clinton Collins

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30pm – Tickets $15 at the door

Bill Maier cut his musical teeth in legendary New York City clubs like The Bitter End, and CBGB’s, His talents as a songwriter and singer have earned him loyal fans and rave reviews. Performing Songwriter said, “Maier writes lyrics that touch the heart.” Newsday called him “a songwriting sharpshooter.” After releasing two albums in New York, Maier headed to Nashville at the suggestion of Hall of Fame songwriter/ mentor Hugh Prestwood.

The two-time finalist in CMT and Billboard Songwriting Contests has had songs recorded by an eclectic assortment of artists over the years, from country hit maker Billy Dean to doo-wop legends Randy and The Rainbows and has had over 200 songs placed in TV and movies. Most recently he has been collaborating with Americana artists Renee Wahl, and Clinton Collins, contributing several songs to their latest projects.

But no one quite captures the essence and emotion of Maier’s songs like he does himself in his live performances. Whether he’s fronting the rocking rhythm section of his band Ten Gallon Fat, or dishing out his unique brand of “Acousticana” as a solo, Maier’s deep catalog of well-crafted songs and dynamic vocals will tug your heartstrings for a song or two, and have you laughing on the next one. One thing for sure, that voice will surely make you feel something, and he’ll leave you with a smile.

Maier’s latest CD release, Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 has been generating a buzz. Music News Nashville pointed to its “solid story-telling chops” and “tender artistry”, and proclaimed, “Maier is a songwriter’s songwriter.” We couldn’t have said it better.

Clinton Collins searches for hope in the world around him. The West Virginia native works hard to bring people together, writing songs that speak to the emotional complexity of human life and distilling hard thoughts into singable hooks. Music has always been a tool for Collins to connect with others throughout his life, as a coal-miner in the depths of the earth, whether with his family, church community, classmates, or co-workers, as demonstrated by his busy schedule of house concerts, benefit performances, small venues, theaters, and songwriter circles. Steeped in southern soul, rock and roll, and Americana, Collins’s music channels the roots of American popular music, from the blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins to the old-time fiddle tunes of central Appalachia.