Songwriters in the round

Songwriters in the round

Wed, May 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

Seated Show

Laura Blackley
Laura Blackley
Laura Blackley is a singer, songwriter and purveyor of high lonesome Appalachian blues and soul. She was an on-air host and producer for seven years at WNCW 88.7 FM in Spindale, NC, spotlighting regional music, women in roots music, and bluegrass and old-time. She currently works (in addition to her gig schedule) as a Teaching Artist with Musicworks!, a program that utilizes music and musicianship to teach life skills to young children. A born storyteller, she has played in many bands, traveled many back roads and interstates and enjoys digging up old tunes and hearing the stories behind them. She believes that music has a healing power and is a communal act, and is very much looking forward to the next gig.
Krista Shows
Krista Shows
"No-frills... simple, raw and honest, cutting to the bone via weighty lyrics and Shows' distinctively intense vocals." -The Daily Country

"(her) work is beautiful, in all the ways that Mississippi ought to be."

Krista Shows (sh/ou/z) is a singer-songwriter, Texas-born and Mississippi-raised by a preacher and a teacher.

On tour with guitarist Scott Sharpe, this Americana duo is currently based out of Asheville, North Carolina. Centered around each a variety of guitars and haunting vocals, they share original music in a raw, unapologetic tone.
Valorie Miller
Valorie Miller
Valorie Miller is an award-winning singer- songwriter from Asheville NC.

Miller got her start as a musician when the North Carolina Arts Council awarded her an Emerging Artist grant to make her first recording in the late 1990s. From there she has gone on to record independent CDs, gain recognition from many prestigious venues and contests, and tour all over the US and internationally.

She has been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, two-time top finalist in the North Carolina Songwriting Contest, and top finalist in the Great American Song Contest.

Miller has performed at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Bitter End in New York and The Continental Club in Austin, Texas—and virtually every place between. She has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Jennifer Nettles, Wilco and Patty Larkin. Here is what Nashville’s Grammy-winning songwriter, Larry Cordle, says about her live show: “Go see Valorie Miller and listen to her stark, wonderfully crafted stories of longing, escaping love’s clutches, love of her homeland in the North Carolina mountains... Valorie is a beautiful girl with great stories to tell in song and a beautiful voice to convey them with.”

She has released her 7th set or original tunes, Half Rain, in July 2017 available worldwide .Tour dates and more to come .
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801