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On Thursday, June 27th, Nashville recording artist Andrew Combs, Old Crow Medicine Show co-founder Willie Watson and Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit frontman Willy Tea Taylor will take part in a special acoustic concert at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa, CA.
Along with individual sets, the evening will feature an “in the round” session where all three musicians and other special guests will perform original compositions while discussing the songwriting process.
The performance will be part of the “Blackwing Sessions” music series. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Blackwing Foundation and its efforts to further arts and music education in schools.
Taylor was named by No Depression Magazine as “one of the most important American singer/songwriters of our time.” Saving Country Music compared Taylor’s songwriting to “those now legendary recordings of Paul Simon in his post-Garfunkel days.”
Watson spent 13 years as lead vocalist and songwriter for Old Crow Medicine Show. Paving the way for other roots bands like Mumford and Sons and the Lumineers, OCMS is best known for taking an unfinished Bob Dylan song (“Wagon Wheel”) and turning it into a cult classic. Watson partook in the historic “Railroad Revival Tour”, traveling to concerts throughout the Southwest exclusively by vintage trains, capturing every moment for the “Big Easy Express,” winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
Combs’ “Worried Man” ranked as the highest debut album on American Songwriter Magazine’s annual list of 50 Best Albums of the Year in 2012. Said American Songwriter: “In a world full of pretenders, the Texas bred, Nashville based Combs is the genuine article.”