Past Event: Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association Concert
Sat Oct 21, 2023
Show at 7pm, doors at 6pm
The Celebration Room
1100 Celebration Ave., Suite 101
(located in the rear lower level, behind Bull Docks Restaurant and Mayberry Pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlor)
This event is partially sponsored by Domino’s Pizza
Westlake & Rocky Mount Locations
Mike DeGiorgi has been writing songs since he was 13 years old! Many Smith Mountain Lake area residents are familiar “There’s No Dancin’ at the Dudley”, ” Midnight On Windy Gap” and other tunes that are written about places near SML. Mike is also a member of the Panini Brothers, a local band that includes Larry Sakayama, Chip Conway, Mark Earnhardt and Matt Shively
Mike Franke’s brand of easy finger-style, singer-songwriter, message-infused blues and folk ranges from gritty- edgy to wise-humorous to just plain hyphenated. Mike pays his friends to say he reminds them of people like John Prine, Chris Smither, Tom Rush, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Clapton unplugged, and lots of other famous people. His stage presence has been described as “warm and fuzzy like a chipmunk but much bigger.”
Dan Hildebrand and Adonna Lemon
Singer/Songwriters Dan Hildebrand andAdonna Lemon combine to entertain in their relaxed Folk-Americana style. Listen as they weave a humorous yarn or a soulful ballad, blending beautifully withexquisite harmonies and tasteful percussion. The duo’s style is laid back, positive and interactive, with an easy acoustic groove that leaves audiences with a smile. Dan & Adonna were honored to receive finalist awards for two songs at the SAW – 38th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
Larry Sakayama’s writing/playing styles runs from folk to rock, jazz to classical. He’s a former president of the Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association and currently heads the Blue Ridge Luthiers, a group of local instrument makers. He plays with the Panini Brothers but for this gig he’ll be going solo.