CUSCH October Meeting Minutes are now available for download: https://cusch.wordpress.com/meeting-minutes/
Carolina Songwriters Series November 18th at 7:30pm This November 18th event is the second of a special three-event Carolina Songwriters Series where BMI brings a bit of Nashville to the Liberty Civic Auditorium (314 W. Main St, Liberty, SC 29657). As part of their performances, the award-winning song writers, Frank Myers, George Ducas, Philip White will share the stories behind their hits. Frank J Myers is from Dayton, Ohio. He moved to Nashville in 1981. Frank got his start in Nashville as band leader, road manager and lead guitarist for Eddy Raven in “81” and worked with Eddy for 9 years. It was with Eddy that Frank started writing, playing and co-producing sessions. They had 2 number ones, 5 number twos and 3 top tens. Songs such as I Got Mexico, Bayou Boys, You Should’ve Been Gone By Now, Sometimes A Lady and many others. It was in 1982 though, that Frank had his first single (a song he wrote by himself) with “You and I” for Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle which stayed number one: fourweeks country, number two for six weeks AC and number 6 for four weeks Pop. A Lone Star native whose heart and soul are rooted in the honk tonks, roadhouses and dancehalls, George Ducas is a musical talent seasoned with experience, driven by passion and humbled by a God-given talent. With a string of Billboard charting songs that established him early as a country music trendsetter, George Ducas is a recording artist, hit songwriter, global entertainer and family man; his musical offerings encompass a creativity, sentiment and wisdom of a life well rounded and worn. Making a subtle yet impacting and lasting impression on the country audience and the music industry from the shadows, Ducas has become the “go-to” guy for good songs. His name can be found behind the pen of some of country music’s biggest hits including: Sara Evan’s No. 1 “Real Fine Place To Start,” Josh Thompson’s “Won’t Be Lonely Long,” The Eli Young Band’s “Always The Love Songs” as well as cuts recorded by George Jones and Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, Trisha Yearwood and the Randy Rogers Band, only to name a few. For hit music creator Phillip White, becoming a songwriter was practically a compulsion. “I couldn’t help it,” Phillip says. “I just always wanted to write songs”. Phillip is notable for co-writing such songs as “I’m a Survivor,” the omni-present theme song of the TV sit com Reba, and “I’m Movin’ On,” the Rascal Flatts smash that was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2002. Phillip’s songs have also been recorded by such stars as George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Jo Dee Messina and Blake Shelton. Most recently, Phillip landed two songs on Scotty McCreery’s platinum album “Clear As Day” including the hit single “The Trouble With Girls”. Phillip also had two of his songs featured on the soundtrack for the film Act of Valor. These songs were recorded by Jake Owen and Wynonna respectively. In addition, Darius Ruckerrecently recorded the song “Lost In You” that he penned with Phillip. Phillip signed with Universal Music Publishing Nashville in August of 2009 and continues to crank out hits. This will be a memorable evening. Tickets are only $10. Purchase your tickets on-line at www.libertycivicauditorium.com or night of the event at the box office – and enjoy!
Greenville: Life in the 1950s
South Carolina Room staff member Durham Hunt brings the 1950s back to life using historic photographs and the Greenville County Driving Tour of Historic Sites. Registration required. Call 277-7397 to register.
Tue, Oct 25, 6:30p-7:30p, Mauldin
Spinning and Loom Demonstration
Local artist Elizabeth Zane gives a fun and informative demonstration on spinning wool and simple weaving on a hand held loom. Call 268-5955 for more information.
Sat, Oct 22, 10a-12p, Taylors