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Monday, January 5, 2009 (All day)

Location

Sunfire Grill & Bistro, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Event Details

Musicians gather from all corners of the Lowcountry to share and experience original lyrics.

It seems that strumming a guitar and crafting lyrics are just as vital to singer-songwriters as food is to the body. “I play nonprofit,” chimes in longtime musician, David Owens, when asked his preferred genre. With this, Susie Summers throws her head back in laughter and whispers, “Now that’s quality.” This is the type of spirit you’ll find among the slew of artists on Monday nights at Sunfire Grill: music purely for music’s sake. The genres performed at Songwriter’s Night are as vast as the eclectic personalities who attend. Upon arrival, participants find their way to Summers, the host musician, to sign up and talk material. Each performs two to three original songs, with an audience that is ardently engaged—either singing, listening, or playing along. Here, it’s about “encouraging one another,” says regular Jimmy McElligott, “no matter how good you are.” And the talent is good, with personalities such as Nashville Songwriters Association local coordinator Lorna Roberts playing and famous songwriter Steve Young dropping in for a visit or two. But the soul of the evening is devoid of awards; it’s about sharing music, and always breaking out into song with the performer.

— Drew Denton

Sunfire Grill & Bistro, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Monday, 7:30-11pm. Free. (843)532-2491, www.sunfiregrill.com

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