Songwriters Stage Highlights 2/3/2023

Highlights from the 3rd round preliminary held at Gate 11 Distillery. The night lived up to our motto; Chattanooga’s finest singer songwriters meet on one stage! Winners Chad Yates and Rodney Stroup proceed to the finals March 3 at the Camp House. Artist pictured: the Chattanooga Bastard, Squeaky Bones, Chad Yates, Jessie Knowles, Chatty McDaniels, and judges Divine Adeniyi, Paul Jackson, Michael McDade. Hure thanks to our sponsors; Mountain Music, Snap Dragon Hemp, and our host Gate 11 Distillery. Next round will be Feb 17.

Songwriters Stage Lineup 1/20/23

Our Songwriters for Friday 1/20/23 are: Mr. Bownstone, Earl Brackin, Jennifer Daniels, Kaylee Ric, Kelsi Westfall, Teni Rane, and Weavo. View their profiles and preview their music on this page: ARTISTS

Judges are: Robin Baker of the Robin Baker Blues Band and host of Monday Night Blues Jam

Paul Jackson aka DJ PJ, radio host of The Local Focal on WUTC

Ida York, former finalist on Songwriters Stage and professional musician

Special guest MC Ariel Omarzu, former winner of Songwriters Stage and professional musician

Preview the judge’s on this page JUDGES

Thank you to our host Gate 11 Distillery and our sponsors, Mountain Music and Snap Dragon Hemp

Winners of 2023 round one are

We had a fantastic night at Gate 11 Distillery! After all eight songwriters performed two songs and we voted, these four returned to do one more: Jack Endelouz, Grizzly Fowler, Joylene, and Heidi Kalua. After the final round of voting the two that took home the prizes were: Heidi Kalua and Grizzly Fowler!