CLIFF CODY, KAITLYN BAKER, CHARLIE MILLIKIN
Hosted by Eric Gnezda
Songwriter Showcase at Natalie’s presents the finest singer-songwriters performing “in-the-round.” Now in our sixth year, we feature a range of styles and artists, from Grammy and Kerrville winners, to the best up-and-coming songwriters. Due to the popularity of our Showcase, Natalie’s recommends purchasing tickets in advance to ensure table seating for the show.
CLIFF CODY got his first cut, “Chasin’ Whiskey,” on Julie Roberts’ album, Men and Mascara. Rolling Stone singled out the song as a highlight of the album. A regular performer in Nashville and the Florida Keys, he has opened for Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Phil Vassar, David Allan Coe, Tracy Lawrence and, others. He has appeared on the national TV programs Rising Star, and Songs at the Center. He makes fast friends and forever fans. cliffcody.com
KAITLYN BAKER was named a “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2017” by HuffPost. The 22-year-old songwriter has made waves in Nashville since her ballad, “Coal Train,” was included in the 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak, alongside tracks by Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini and others. Her song, “Heart of Appalachia,” is the official theme song for tourism in her native Virginia. She performed at the Young Artist Awards in Hollywood. KaitlynBaker.com
CHARLIE MILLIKIN won the 2016 Ohio Music Awards for “Best Pop Song,” and “Best Original Singer/Songwriter Song.” The same year, he also earned the Grand Prize in the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition with his song, “Change Me.” Born into a family of musicians, Charlie was destined for a life in music, as his father, Bill, a producer and writer himself, reached the Billboard charts in the 80s. charliemillikin.com
Host ERIC GNEZDA is also the creator of Songs at the Center, the Columbus-based series that is syndicated through American Public Television to more than 160 stations coast-to-coast. A regular performer at Nashville’s famous venue for songwriters, The Bluebird Café, Eric was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition in 2006. His latest CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World. gnezda.com songsatthecenter.com