Our August Writers' Round will be hosted by Judson Mantz. Joining Judson will be Doug Irwin, Ed Kenepp and Emily Bedell. Our monthly Writers’ Round showcases multiple writer/artists on stage at the same time, each playing one song going "AROUND" until 3, 4, or five "rounds" have been completed. They'll present new and sometimes not even fully completed songs in our exquisite listening room environment. It's an intimate evening that you won't want to miss.
JUDSON MANTZ has been a singer/songwriter for more than 30 years. He has self-released five studio albums. Belch of the Muses (1998) and The Road Less Traveled (2002) with his band 3-D Betty, In An August Room (2012) a solo project, Raucous Polyglot (2015) with his band August Room and Sunday Night Feeling (2019) his latest solo CD. He is currently working in the studio with his latest band, The Remnants of Betty. For a complete list of his CDs, videos and free downloads of his music, visit www.augustroom.com
ED KENEPP is a Musician/ songwriter from Lewistown Pa. He has played in many bands in the State College music scene from 1980 - 2000 including Hat Trick, Too Normal, Foxie , Stickmen, JR Mangan Band , Hardline and Soul Gypsies. He quit playing live in 2000. In 2010 Ed started his Youtube channel “Woodshed with Ed” where he invited old friends to jam at his Woodshed recording live, 1 take songs and jams and posting over 80 videos from 2010 to 2019. At age 65 he is still writing and recording new original music. To view Ed’s music videos go to : YouTube.com/edkenepp
Singer-songwriter DOUG IRWIN hails from Bellefonte in Central Pennsylvania. He bought his first guitar at the tender young age of 39. He taught himself a few chords, learned himself a few tunes & soon decided to try his hand at writing some songs of his own. He reasoned, “How hard can it really be?” He belts out three-chord, rhythm-fueled originals & hand-picked, free-range, grass-fed covers. Years ago his song Rattle the Cage received Honorable Mention in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition and his song For the Bush House merited 3rd place at the Smoked Country Jam Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest. He almost always writes his bios in the third person. He truly hopes you hear something that you like.
State College native EMILY BEDELL made her way to Portland, Maine where she enjoys building connections among farms, restaurants, and community to encourage understanding of the importance of personal relationships to environmental sustainability. In her spare time, Emily enjoys writing poetry, music, and developing her own understanding of our world and its place in time and space.
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