THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER AND DAN FOGELBERG
Starring BOB STILLMAN
— The songs of John Denver and Dan Fogelberg have a special association with Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. In very different ways, these two troubadours epitomized the singersongwriter movement of the 70’s that grew out of the folk scene of the previous decades. Denver’s songs are often celebrations of the natural ...
THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER AND DAN FOGELBERG
Starring BOB STILLMAN
— The songs of John Denver and Dan Fogelberg have a special association with Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. In very different ways, these two troubadours epitomized the singersongwriter movement of the 70’s that grew out of the folk scene of the previous decades. Denver’s songs are often celebrations of the natural beauty of the Rockies; Fogelberg’s more often tell complex stories of personal relationships. But the sound common to both, based on acoustic guitar and featuring a soaring tenor voice, is the sound of an era that re-discovered the romance of natural America. (Company of six including Piano/synth, guitar, bass, drums, and violin/multi-instrumentalist.)
BOB STILLMAN starred in and music-directed concerts featuring the songs of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Denver, and Dan Fogelberg. Possibly the only acoustic singer- songwriter to have starred on Broadway opposite Vanessa Williams (that was in Kiss of the Spider Woman), Bob has lit up some of New York’s best-known stages as writer, musician and actor, most recently on Broadway in the acclaimed Grey Gardens. He's been nominated twice for Tony Awards---first as actor, composer and onstage pianist in Dirty Blonde and later as one of the songwriters for Urban Cowboy: The Musical. Beyond Broadway, he’s appeared in works by such new-wave composers as Adam Guettel (Saturn Returns at the Public Theater) and Michael John LaChiusa (Hello Again at Lincoln Center), and stood out as the singing Lord Amiens in As You Like It at the Delacorte in Central Park. TV appearances includes Star Trek: Voyager, Law & Order, Guiding Light and Nickelodeon’s Allegra’s Window. Bob studied piano and composition at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools beginning at age 9. His album of original songs, “Come Down Angel,” is available online at cdbaby.com, iTunes and all major music download services.
LE ANN ETHERIDGE is recognized in Nashville circles as a talented singer, bass player and songwriter. Soon after her arrival in Nashville, the late Vassar Clements chose her to sing with his Hillbilly Jazz Band. A former member of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, she sang harmony, played bass and rhythm guitar in the band and sometimes opened the show. Etheridge performed on six of Griffith’s projects, and on Hearts in Mind, her songwriting talents were in evidence with two songs: Back When Ted Loved Sylviaand Before. A native of northeastern North Carolina, Etheridge has released two albums, Half a World Away(2001) and Farmer's Daughter (2005, Currituck Sound Music), each to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently polishing up a batch of new songs, she looks forward to recording in the near future. Etheridge’s live and studio credits include David Olney, Allison Moorer, Pat Alger, Ian Gomm, Richard Dobson, Charly McClain, Michael Johnson and Mark Germino.
CASEY KELLY grew up in Baton Rouge. While attending Louisiana State University, he became one of the founding members of the legendary local rock band, the Greek Fountains. He moved to New York City, where he worked as a session musician and singer, a songwriter, an arranger, a music publisher, a record producer and a record company executive. He moved on to tour with Tom Rush, playing guitar, harmonica, piano and singing and then jumped to Los Angeles, where he signed a recording deal with producer Joe Wissert who took him to Warner Brothers Records. At A&M Records, he formed the Luziana Band, which was recorded by Jim Hilton. Then at Elektra Records, Kelly recorded two more LPs, produced by Richard Sanford Orshoff, and toured extensively in support of that product opening shows and performing with virtually every popular music act there was including everyone from America to Frank Zappa. Recruited by publisher/producer Bob Montgomery, Kelly moved to Nashville, where he has lived ever since writing top- selling songs for most of the major publishers and recording artists. His many hit songs include No.1’s: Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight, by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West; Soonby Tanya Tucker; Somewhere Down the Line by T.G. Shepherd; and country music standard The Cowboy Rides Away, by George Strait. He works as a session player and singer and performs in clubs and concerts in Europe and throughout the United States. A frequent panelist and workshop contributor, Kelly is a member of ASCAP, NARAS and NSAI. He mentors the NSAI Regional Workshops in Providence, R.I.; Atlanta; Greenville, S.C., and Pensacola. He holds the title of secretary as a board member of the Songwriters Guild of America’s Board of
PAT MCINERNEY, drummer/percussionist, has structured a substantial career as a studio and touring musician on both sides of the Atlantic. A founding member of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for the last 20 years, McInerney co-produced her projects Hearts in Mind (New Door/Universal) and the soon-to-be released The Loving Kind(Rounder Records). Pat also spent 8 years in Don Williams’ backing group, The Scratch Band. London-born of Irish parents, McInerney formed his first band, The Stormbeats, at age 11. After graduation from Manchester University and spending four years as a teacher moonlighting in a country/rock band, he came to Nashville in 1978 at Williams’ invitation. McInerney has since participated in worldwide touring and recording for numerous American and European favorites, including Doc and Merle Watson, Carl Perkins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Prine, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Del Shannon, Richard Thompson, Ian Gomm, The Crickets, Ricky Skaggs, The Seldom Scene, Chip Taylor, Tom Paxton, Suzy Bogguss, Robin and Linda Williams and Kevin Welch.
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
Baby, You Look Good to Me Tonight
Sunshine on My Shoulders
Rocky Mountain High
I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado
Leader of the Band
Same Old Lang Syne
Part of the Plan
The Wild Places
Rhythm of the Raiin
Believe In Me
Go Down Easy