Saturday, March 19, 2011

Songwriters Showcase and Special Performance by Marc-Alan Barnette

The Cartersville Songwriter's Exchange hosted a songwriters showcase last night at Antonino's Restaurant featuring four talented local songwriters, Rick McKee, Denise Barker, Jules Bloeth and Randy Owens. The event took place in the room upstairs in Antonino's. It was a very comfortable place in which to enjoy music, with better acoustics and more comfortable chairs than the City Cellar where the Cartersville Songwriters had been meeting. The food was very good too, I really enjoyed the chicken Antonino that I split with Kathy.

The Evening began with the songwriters showcase. All four performers were on the stage at the same time, accompanying one another as each took a turn to play one of their original songs. Each performer had a chance to play three songs. There was a good crowd on hand of about fifty people, and the audience was appreciative of the great music and enthusiastic performances.

Afterwards, Marc Alan Barnette really put on a great show. Marc is a Nashville based singer/songwriter/teacher who has written songs such as Shelby Lynne's Blood in my Alchohol Level and Georgia Country artist, John Berry's Rescued Me. Marc will be conducting a songwerteres workshop today at 10:00 AM. The workshop includes segments on song creation, presentation, live performance, demos, networking, building the songwriter's community locally, and the business elements of publishing and record deals. For information on future workshops, contact or


  1. LOVE the sound quality in the new venue upstairs! It was a great time. And of course Marc-Alan ended my night in perfection with "Tables and Chairs". If that ain't a performers' song I don't know what is. :)

    Debbie G

  2. Thanks Debbie! Yes I like that song a lot too.


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