Songwriters in the Round: Jason Dennie, Enda Reilly and Steve Taylor
Date: February 7, 2024
Doors: 6:30 pm, Show time: 7:00 pm
Admission $20 (suggested donation)
100% of proceeds go to the performers.
Dennie cemented his name as both a side man in the Cincinnati area (earning accolades for his lead work with Noah Hunt, who went on to become lead vocalist for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band), and as a solo acoustic guitarist opening for major artists (think Kansas, Arlo Guthrie, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, Sam Bush, Darrell Scott, Debbie Harry and the Jazz Passengers among many others). He is one of the Mitten’s most sought-after musicians leading to 10 Detroit Music Award nominations. He is currently enjoying thriving side projects with Annie & Rod Capps and long-time partner, Rochelle Clark as well as a new project, Wilson Thicket (www.wilsonthicket.com), which is a 4 piece Acoustic outfit focusing on bluegrass and songwriting, creative playful covers, and a wealth of tunes penned by both Jason and Aaron Markowitz.
From Dublin, Ireland and now living in Michigan, Enda is a winner of the prestigious IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Competition and co-writer of many songs with Aoife Scott including “All Along The Wild Atlantic Way”, which got to no.1 in Ireland. His projects include the poetry of WB Yeats in Song and Irish language programs. Enda has performed all over Ireland, the UK and as far as Lithuania, India and Tokyo, Japan. The last few years have seen Enda perform at Irish Festivals across the Midwest including Milwaukee Irish Fest, Michigan Irish Music Festival and Motor City Irish Fest.
Steve Taylor graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting. After college, Steve returned home to Michigan and became a fixture in the Detroit music scene while earning a Master’s Degree in Music Theory from Wayne State University. Blending soulful music and intimate lyrics, Steve Taylor performs all over Michigan as a solo acoustic artist and with his band, The Steve Taylor Three. Their latest album “Travel Light” was released in 2022 and all their music is on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, or wherever finer music is streamed. Their single, “Raining on Christmas”, won the Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Country Recording” in 2023.