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In-The-Round concert with Craig Bickhardt, Thom Schuyler & Tony Arata

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Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn

640 Berwyn Avenue

Berwyn, PA 19312

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Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA continues their successful Spotlight Concert Series on Saturday, March 24th at 7 PM with an In-The-Round featuring Craig Bickhardt, Thom Schuyler, and Tony Arata. Join us in the sanctuary for one special evening of great acoustic music by three highly-acclaimed singer-songwriters. You’ll laugh a lot, cry a little and really be inspired!

Craig Bickhardt is a folk/Americana performing songwriter with major writing credits, a poet’s voice, a virtuoso guitar style and a veteran’s experience. He is the uniting force behind this critically-acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. Craig composed three # 1 Billboard hits and nine top-10 ten hits, and has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Hank Williams Jr., Kathy Mattea, and others. Craig's songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss. His voice and songs can be heard in the Academy Award-winning film Tender Mercies, starring Robert Duvall, as well as the films Switchback and At Close Range. Website: www.craigbickhardt.com

Bethlehem native Thom Schuyler’s performing style reflects his early folk influences including Dylan, John Prine and Loudon Wainwright. His literary lyrical sense and storytelling skills shine in songs like "My Old Yellow Car" and "Sixteenth Avenue," the unofficial anthem of Music Row's songwriting community. Thom was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including The Forester Sisters, Michael Martin Murphy, The Judds, and Barbara Mandrell. His song "Love Will Turn You Around" (Kenny Rogers) was ASCAP Song of the Year in 1982, and American Music Awards Song of the Year in 1983.

In addition to being members of the original "Writers In The Round" at Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe back in the mid-1980s, Craig and Thom were two thirds of the hit Nashville trio SKB, which also included songwriter Fred Knobloch. SKB had several charting records, one of which was the Schuyler-Bickhardt classic "This Old House", a top twenty radio hit and number one video for two consecutive weeks on CMT. In 1994 Craig and Thom also collaborated as songwriters, producers and singers on the critically acclaimed CD "Precious Child" released on Warner Brothers Records. Their long history and close friendship make for an entertaining combination whenever they share the stage. Website: www.thomschuyler.com

Tony Arata was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He has penned songs for dozens of famed country artists, including Reba McEntire, Bonnie Raitt, Clay Walker and Lee Roy Parnell. Arata's best-known tune "The Dance," was recorded by Garth Brooks and won Song of the Year at The Academy of Country Music Awards. It also was nominated for a Grammy.

Tony Arata is the ultimate storyteller. You will be moved by his music, but also the amazing stories that surround his songs. While he is most famous for writing "The Dance," he has written four other #1 hits and seven other Garth Brooks songs including "Face to Face." Website: www.tonyarata.com

You will be moved by all three performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers. This show promises to be as good as it gets! All are welcome to join us for an enchanting and entertaining evening. Don't miss the opportunity to see these country music legends.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM. There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering of $20 per person is recommended.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, PA. Parking is free. The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312. The church is one block from the Berwyn train station (Septa's Paoli-Thorndale line).

For more information about the event or concert series, contact John Ward at concerts@trinityberwyn.com, call 484-639-9273, or visit http://spotlight.trinityberwyn.com.

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