Major Bob and Friends Presents: In The Row with Ash Bowers, Steven McMorran, JP Williams and Josh London
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
(Doors open at 5:30 PM)
Singer / Songwriter
No cover charge
$10 food/drink minimum per person
Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.
There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..
(Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
Ash Bowers was 8 when he saw his future. The crystal ball was the family television set, and the vision came in the form of a movie his mother had rented—Great Balls of Fire, the film biography of Jerry Lee Lewis.
"I was mesmerized," he says, still shaking his head at the memory. "I could feel that energy and I knew at that moment I wanted to play music."
He was growing up in a working-class family in Jackson, Tennessee, and he would need a lot more than dreams to make it to the country music capital 130 miles east on I-40. Determination came with his sometimes-tough upbringing. He practiced all he could on an old keyboard he had, until his mother bought him a used, out-of-tune piano their church was replacing. As for talent and charisma, it was evident he had plenty of both from the moment he began stepping on local stages. His goal was to impress other people the way Jerry Lee had impressed him, and the crowds he played for at fairs and talent contests told him he was onto something.
Growing up in Little Rock, Steven McMorran’s father brought him up on the music of James Taylor and Jim Croce. In his teens he found bands like Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. After college he headed west to Los Angeles. During his LA years, Steven made great strides writing songs for Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, and many more. He also formed the band Satellite who signed to Sony’s Descendant Records and released an album in 2013. The gravitational pull of Nashville eventually brought him and his family back to his native South. Steven found an artistic home in the “city built around songwriting” as he puts it, and it didn’t take long for him to gain some traction. His song “Still on The Line” landed on the #1 Tim McGraw album, “Sundown Heaven Town”. Now, after signing to Major Bob Music, the sky is the limit for the gifted singer songwriter.
When JP Williams moved to Nashville, he showed up like so many others—-with little more than a guitar in hand and big dreams to make it as a songwriter. However, few others who make the bold move to Music City are completely blind. JP, born prematurely with partial vision in one eye, totally lost his sight at age 10 and learned early in life that you don’t have to see to believe. Before permanently relocating, JP traveled to Nashville every other week from Atlanta, where he gigged and taught music for a living. JP’s most recent cuts were with Canaan Smith, and he has the current single on Warner Canada artist Brett Kissel’s, “She’s Desire.”
Kentucky native, Josh London, is a country / rock songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Plant & Soil Science, Josh moved to Nashville in 2009 to begin a career in the landscape industry. Currently, he owns and operates a small business and is a staff songwriter at Major Bob Music.