March Sessions at South on Main are brought to you by Fret & Worry, aka Joe Meazle & Rj Looney! For the second Wednesday in March, they've invited three incredible songwriters, Nick Brumley, Mark Edgar Stuart & Jed Zimmerman, to join each other on stage for a songwriters round. Show begins at 8 pm with a $10 cover. Call (501) 244-9660 to reserve your table for the show.
ABOUT NICK BRUMLEY
A native of Texas, residing in Marshall, Nick Brumley writes songs that offer insight on issues that reach way beyond his years. It has been said that he embodies everything we admire about songwriters. Nick has that rare ability to paint vivid pictures with his words and music, often telling novella-length stories in a mere four minutes of song. Fans of the documentary film Heartworn Highways will enjoy this performance, as Nick is a true Texas troubadour making his living writing and playing his songs. Those that enjoy Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Jason Isbell will not want to miss this show.
ABOUT MARK EDGAR STUART
You can learn a lot about a person by the company he keeps.
As a sideman, Mark Edgar Stuart has toured with Grammy winner Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jack Oblivian, John Paul Keith and cut two records with singer-songwriter Cory Branan which led to an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. With little fuss or fanfare, he became the go-to bass player for an elite group of record producers and artists. His no-nonsense style always played a supporting role that was close to the spotlight, but not too close...
Cancer changes things, and so does losing your father. When all of these things happened in rapid succession Mark took some time to heal, and reevaluate. In 2010 he put down his bass, picked up a guitar, and started writing songs he never thought anybody outside his family would ever hear.
It’s possible nobody ever would have heard them either, if not for the encouragement of his colleagues. The story you’ll hear over and over again as people discover Mark’s debut CD, Blues for Lou, (and a collection of songs so effortlessly poignant will be discovered and rediscovered for a long time) is how it was triggered by this period of sickness and sorrow. While that’s essentially true, a record like this was inevitable.
His debut earned him "Record Of The Year" by the Memphis Flyer. Mark soaks in details like a sponge and spending so much time in the company of strong songwriters, it was only a matter of time before these humble, humorous and, and sometimes heartbreaking stories found a way to get out.
ABOUT JED ZIMMERMAN
Recorded in Midtown Memphis, TN on a breezy afternoon, Write Now is possibly Jed’s most honest and true moment to date as a singer-songwriter. Combining the muddy Mississippi Delta with the majestic mountains of the southwest, Jed is quickly becoming hailed as a troubadour talent comparable to the best of the last 30+ years. Originally from Memphis, TN, Jed has been a nationally touring act for the better part of this decade. It is in the Texas and Southwest area, however, that he ﬁnds himself most at home.
His previously self-released works (Lose to Win, 2005) and (Songs to Take Home, 2007) were recorded and produced by legendary Memphis songsmith and mentor Keith Sykes.
Songs to Take Home landed in the number two spot on XM Radio's X Country Chart and gathered 4 out of 4 stars in Memphis' Commercial Appeal. Both recordings produced
a stable of original songs, which have been recorded and performed by many other artists. Now, living in the artist-driven community of Taos, New Mexico, Jed has recorded a
new EP Write Now being released this fall on MADJACK Records. Write Now is a stripped down acoustic approach, epitomizing Jed’s true worth as a writer devoted to his craft.