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Josh Morningstar with Bryan Elijah Smith

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3227 N. Davidson Street

Charlotte, NC 28205

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Josh Morningstar with Bryan Elijah Smith & Gia Ray

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Josh Morningstar

A curious and fresh combination of grit and humor, Josh Morningstar is knocking down stereotypes with his worn boots and unforgettable raspy voice. He is a small-town boy that originally hails from Funkstown, Maryland, and he carries those roots in a suitcase with him everywhere he goes. His small-town charm is evident in the way he greets people, and in the conversational way that he weaves the stories of his life into his music.

In front of the bright lights and behind the microphone isn't where Morningstar feels most at home. Named the 2018 Texas Radio Songwriter of the Year, he and his Kristofferson signed guitar have knocked out melodies in dingy hotels all across the country. He’s written songs alongside Kendell Marvel, Channing Wilson, Autumn McEntire, and many more. Morningstar was also the writer of several Cody Jinks songs, including his #1 hit “Must Be The Whiskey".

His lyrics force listeners to sit up and pay attention, and his songs are always full of truth-bearing stories. The familial connection Morningstar forges with people continues long after his shows are over. Josh Morningstar has shared the stage with some of today’s most sought after folk and country artists, including Shooter Jennings, Cody Jinks, Tyler Childers, Todd Snider, Colter Wall, and Ward Davis. Morningstar continues to lead the charge on the front lines of a new wave of country music - one full of soulful honesty, the familiar and true twang of an old guitar, and provoking melodies that tattoo stories to the souls of the listeners. His ability to write about tragedies and victories enamor his tribe of self-proclaimed “Crazies”, and the best part of it all is that he’s just getting started.

Song writing credits with: Hayes Carll, "Big" Al Anderson (NRBQ), Kendell Marvel, Cody Jinks, Erin Enderlin, Autumn McEntire, Hannah Blaylock (Edens Edge), Sunny Sweeney, Ward Davis, Larry McCoy, Mark McGuinn, Billy Don Burns, Alex Williams, Channing WIlson, Wyatt Durette, Casper McWade, Steve Dean, Chris Gantry, John Berry, Sam Williams, Waylon Payne

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Bryan Elijah Smith & Gia Ray

Bryan Elijah Smith is an award winning singer-songwriter & producer based out of Virginia. Smith’s innate songwriting ability and haunting voice leave you with a sense of timeless nostalgia. Crossing a wide array of genres, what gets produced has been compared to the likes of Bruce Springsteen to Kings of Leon to Gregory Alan Isakov. Smith recently won 2nd place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest 2019 where the title track to his new album, ‘In Through The Dark’, was 1 of 12 songs chosen out of 970 national entries. Smith has been a CASC finalist 2 years in a row (past finalist include Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt & Lera Lynn). 'In Through The Dark' won 1st place in the Unsigned Only 2019 international songwriting contest where there were 6,000 entries from over 100 countries. Judges included Aimee Mann, Robert Smith of The Cure, Garth Hudson from The Band and many more. 'In Through The Dark' also appears in a new NETFLIX series called 'Virgin River' which premiered December 2019. Subsequently the song was a 2020 Independent Music Awards nominee in the 'Used In Film/TV' category. Joining Smith on stage will be Charlottesville, Virginia based singer-songwriter Gia Ray with her debut album 'Bottom of the Barrel'. Recorded in a cabin off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, Gia's album is an eclectic mix of songs ranging from folk to rock to vintage country. To be released in June 2021, 'Bottom of the Barrel' will be available on both vinyl & CD.

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Vulnerability. Standing up on a stage when you'd rather be holding a pen.

Sure looks an awful lot like courage.

- Rebecca Cooper, Author

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