The Peace Center’s Songwriters Series returns! Led by accomplished songwriter Maia Sharp, each concert brings a new guest singer-songwriter to the Upstate for a one-of-a-kind listening room experience in Genevieve’s theater lounge.
Maia Sharp has had her songs recorded by The Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Lisa Loeb, Art Garfunkel and more. Through it all, Sharp has continued to record her own albums, including eight solo releases, one collaboration with Art Garfunkel and Buddy Mondlock and her duo project Roscoe & Etta with Anna Schultz, her writing and production partner. Each release has been embraced by press and radio, leading to extensive touring and appearances on Mountain Stage, World Café, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “The Today Show” to name a few. Her latest album Mercy Rising is out now featuring the single “Backburner.”
Will Kimbrough is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from the Gulf Coast. Both a solo artist and bandmember, Kimbrough is well known for his work in the studio as well as performing on stage with Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider and many others. Most recently, Kimbrough produced and cowrote Shemekia Copeland’s acclaimed Uncivil War album, which was nominated for a Grammy Award this year. The 2004 Americana Music Association’s Instrumentalist of the Year’s latest album Spring Break was written in the downtime of last year and expresses the wistful longing for the road.