Matt Mason "The Outlaw"
- Schmitt's Saloon, Morgantown WV
Schmitt's Saloon and Davisson Brothers Music Hall Present:
Phil Vassar (full band) with special guest Davisson Brothers Band opening the show.
Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue – and realize – his dream of making his mark in Country music. The notion of starting his own label made sense as his next most logical move in a career that has seen the release of six albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards. Excited at the limitless possibilities of starting fresh, he launched the Rodeowave label in 2011 to continue the work he started so many years ago.
Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, Phil was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career. “Little Red Rodeo,” (Collin Raye) “My Next Thirty Years,” “For A Little While,”(both by Tim McGraw) “She’s Right On The Money,” (Alan Jackson) and “I‘m Alright” (Jo Dee Messina) are just a few of the songs he’s penned that other artists have recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can.
In this latest chapter of his career, Vassar is not only debuting some freshly penned songs but he’s dusting off some vintage tunes from the vault as well and the wide range of material on this new project is a reminder of just how diverse and multi-talented an artist he really is. Known for up-tempo piano numbers that instantly get your foot tapping like “Carlene,” and “Six-Pack Summer,” and heartstring-tugging devotionals like “That’s When I Love You,” and “Just Another Day In Paradise,” Phil can also dig deep into heartbreak territory, as evidenced by the wrenchingly honest ballad, “April Fools” a song he wrote years ago that’s making its first appearance under the Rodeowave banner.
His latest single, “Don’t Miss Your Life,” was written on an airplane, and his inspiration was a retired businessman flying to see his family. “He told me about all of the things he had missed while building a business and supporting his family. I realized all of the things I had missed in my kids’ lives. I was looking at pictures of ‘moments’ in the lives of my daughters on my iPad and realized I wasn’t in any of them!”
21 and up! No Refunds or Exchanges
Official home to Owen Schmitt and The Davisson Brothers Band. The saloon not only represents each of them but the entire state of West Virginia. The entire saloon is comprised of barn wood and memorabilia from all over the state. Some already say its a museum in its self. A must see attraction!
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