*** The Oat Songwriter Showcase ***

Wild Oats Records' OAT SONGWRITER SHOWCASE -- now in its tenth year! -- is a monthly event held at the Commodore Grille here in Nashville. Each month, we feature some of our label's recording artists (along with special friends of Wild Oats Records) 
for a half-hour of great music... if we do say so ourselves.

In keeping with our well-earned reputation as "Nashville's Renegade Record Label and
The Home of the Three-Hour Lunch", The Oat showcase is not a grim writer's night...
but more like Happy Hour with music. (In other words, in addition to the fine music,
it's a social event, and an excellent time is always had by all.)

Among the songwriters performing regularly at past Oat Songwriter Showcase events   have been Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman, Garry Jackson, Walter Egan, Todd Elgin, Bryon Russell, Les Kerr,and Mark Brine. All of them will be returning to the OSS in the near future, and other Oat artists and friends will also be appearing.

The Oat showcases are held on the second Wednesday of every month, always from
7:00-7:30 PM. (And they're free !!) You'll find the schedule below, plus some photos...
we hope to see you  at a showcase soon !

coming up:
2017:
Wednesday, June 14th: Steve Haggard, Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, July 12th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Bryon Russell.   
Wednesday, August 9th: Lineup to be announced.

past showcases:
2017:
Wednesday, May 10th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson. 
Wednesday, April 12th: Bryon Russell, Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard. 
Wednesday, March 8th: Les Kerr, Steve Haggard, Luke Fisher. 
Wednesday, February 8th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Bryon Russell.
Wednesday, January 11th: No showcase... Winter vacation!! 

2016: 
Wednesday, December 14th: Bryon Russell, Les Kerr.
Wednesday, November 9th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, October 12th: Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, September 14th: Steve Haggard, Bryon Russell, Les Kerr.
Wednesday, August 10th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson. 
Wednesday, July 13th: Garry Jackson, Les Kerr. 
Wednesday, June 8th: Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin. 
Wednesday, May 11th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Les Kerr. 
Wednesday, April 13th: Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard. 
Wednesday, March 9th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Les Kerr. 
Wednesday, February 10th: No showcase... Winter vacation!!
Wednesday, January 13th: Les Kerr, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin. 

2015:
Wednesday, December 9th: Todd Elgin, Ted Murray Jones, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, November 11th: Garry Jackson, Walter Egan, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, October 14th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Les Kerr. 
Wednesday, September 9th: Bryon Russell, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, August 12th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Les Kerr.
Wednesday, July 8th: Steve Haggard, Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, June 10th: No showcase.
Wednesday, May 13th: Les Kerr, Bryon Russell.
Wednesday, April 8th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Les Kerr. 
Wednesday, March 11th: Walter Egan, Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, February 11th: Steve Haggard, Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, January 14th: No showcase... Winter vacation!!

2014:
Wednesday, December 10th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Les Kerr.
Wednesday, November 12th: Bryon Russell, Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, October 8th: Les Kerr, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, September 10th: Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, August 13th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, July 9th: No showcase.
Wednesday, June 11th: Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard, Les Kerr.
Wednesday, May 14th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Mark Brine.
Wednesday, April 9th: Todd Elgin, Mark Brine, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, March 12th: Les Kerr, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, February 12th: Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard, Mark Brine.
Wednesday, January 8th: No showcase... Winter vacation!!

2013:
Wednesday, December 11th: Todd Elgin, Les Kerr, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, November 13th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Les Kerr.
Wednesday, October 9th: Joel Alan Lehman, Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Sept. 11th: Les Kerr, Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Aug. 14th: Steve Haggard, Mark Brine, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, July 10th: Reckless Johnny Wales, Garry Jackson, Sara Crockett.
Wednesday, June 12th: Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, May 8th: No showcase.
Wednesday, Apr. 10th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, Mar. 13th: Kenny McGeorge, Jo Ann McGeorge. 
Wednesday, Feb. 13th: Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Mark Brine.
Wednesday, Jan. 9th: No showcase... Winter vacation!!

2012:
Wednesday, Dec. 12th: Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman, Mark Brine.
Wednesday, Nov. 14th: No showcase.
Wednesday, Oct. 10th: Mark Brine, Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard. 
Wednesday, Sept. 12th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Garry Jackson. 
Wednesday, Aug. 8th: Ashlee Choate, Garry Jackson, Mark Brine.
Wednesday, July 11th: Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin, Garry Jackson. 
Wednesday, June 13th: Garry Jackson, Mark Brine.
Wednesday, May 9th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, Apr. 11th: Steve Haggard, Vern Moot.
Wednesday, Mar. 14th: Todd Elgin, Mark Brine, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Feb. 8th: Garry Jackson, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, Jan. 11th: No showcase... Winter vacation!!

2011:
Wednesday, Dec. 14th: Steve Haggard, Walter Egan, Joel Alan Lehman,
                                   Kathy Entsminger and others.
Wednesday, Nov. 9th: Joel Alan Lehman, Ben Rait.
Wednesday, Oct. 12th: Mark Brine, Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Sept. 14th: Garry Jackson, Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Aug. 10th: Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman, Jeremy Robertson.
Wednesday, July 13th: Tony Garcia, Ben Blankenship.
Wednesday, June 8th: Garry Jackson, Ashlee Choate.
Wednesday, May 11th: Steve Haggard, Mike Oakley.
Wednesday, Apr. 13th: Mark Brine, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Mar. 9th: Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson.
January/February: No showcase... Winter vacation!!

2010:
November/December: No showcase.
Wednesday, Oct. 13th: Walter Egan, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, Sept. 8th: Steve Haggard, Kimberly King, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, August 11th: No showcase.
Wednesday, July 14th: Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, June 9th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Kimberly King.
Wednesday, May 12th: David R. Smith, Tom Smith.
Wednesday, Apr. 14th: Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, Mar. 10th: Walter Egan, David Bates.
Wednesday, Feb. 10th: No showcase... Winter vacation!!
Wednesday, Jan. 13th: Mark Brine, Steve Haggard, Kimberly King,
                                   Joel Alan Lehman.
2009:
Wednesday, Dec. 9th: Garry Jackson, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Nov. 11th: Mike Oakley, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, Oct. 14th: Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, Sept. 9th: Kenny McGeorge, Kimberly King, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Aug. 12th: Joel Alan Lehman, Tony Garcia.
Wednesday, July 8th: Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, June 10th: Steve Haggard, Kimberly King, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, May 13th: Ben Rait, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Apr. 8th: Michael-Jay Cresswell.
Wednesday, Mar. 11th: Garry Jackson, Mike Oakley.
Wednesday, Feb. 11th: Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman, Kimberly King.
Wednesday: Jan. 14th: David R. Smith, Walter Egan.

2008:
Wednesday, Dec. 10th: Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, Nov. 12th: No showcase.
Wednesday, Oct. 8th: Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Sept. 10th: David R. Smith, Mike Oakley.
Wednesday, Aug. 13th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Kimberly King. 
Wednesday, July 9th: Teddy Glenn, Danny Trashville.
Wednesday, June 11th: Garry Jackson, David R. Smith. 
Wednesday, May 14th: Steve Haggard, Kimberly King, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Apr. 9th: David R. Smith, Tom Smith.
Wednesday, Mar. 12th: Joel Alan Lehman, Kimberly King, Steve Haggard. 
Wednesday, Feb. 13th: Todd Elgin, Robin Edgar.
Wednesday, Jan. 9th: Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman, Kimberly King. 

2007:
Wednesday, Dec. 12th: Joel Alan Lehman, Kimberly King, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Nov. 14th: Glenn French, Peter Adzima.
Wednesday, Oct. 10th: Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson.
Wednesday, Sept. 12th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Aug. 8th: Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard. 
May/June/July: No showcase... Summer vacation!!
Wednesday, Apr. 11th: Steve Haggard, Joel Alan Lehman, Bryon Russell.
Wednesday, Mar. 14th: Todd Elgin, Buck & Duke.
Wednesday, Feb. 14th: No showcase... Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, Jan. 10th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Reckless Johnny Wales.

2006:
Wednesday, Dec. 13th: Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Mark Mitten,
                                    Reckless Johnny Wales.
Wednesday, Nov. 8th: Bryon Russell, Peter Adzima, Mark Mitten, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, Oct. 11th: Reckless Johnny Wales, Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard,
                                    Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Sept. 13th: Steve Haggard, Gail Lloyd, Joel Alan Lehman,
                                     Reckless Johnny Wales.
Wednesday, Aug. 9th: Tony Garcia, Mike Oakley, Bryon Russell.
Wednesday, July 12th: Garry Jackson, Joel Alan Lehman, Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, June 14th: Peter Adzima, Todd Elgin, Steve Haggard, Gail Lloyd.
Wednesday, May 10th: Joel Alan Lehman, Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard, Todd Elgin.
Wednesday, Apr. 5th: Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard, Reckless Johnny Wales.
Wednesday, Mar. 15th: Reckless Johnny Wales, Steve Haggard, Gail Lloyd.
Wednesday, Feb. 12th: No showcase...Winter vacation!!
Wednesday, Jan. 11th: Eric Richardson, Gail Lloyd, Peter Adzima.

2005:
Wednesday, Dec. 14th: Joel Alan Lehman, Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, Nov. 9th: Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard, Gail Lloyd, Bryon Russell,
                                   Trent Tavson.
Wednesday, Oct. 12th: Joel Alan Lehman, Tudor Lodge, Bryon Russell.
Wednesday, Sept. 14th: Peter Adzima, Mike Oakley.
Wednesday, Aug. 10th: Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard.
Wednesday, July 6th: Melissa Sigler, Peter Adzima, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, June 1st: Bryon Russell, Steve Haggard, Gail Lloyd.
Wednesday, May 4th: Joel Alan Lehman, Ben Rait, Mike Oakley, Tom Smith.
Wednesday, Apr. 6th: Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard, Garry Jackson, Bryon Russell.
Wednesday, Mar. 2nd: Melissa Sigler, Mike Oakley, Ben Rait.
Wednesday, Feb. 2nd: Steve Haggard, Gail Lloyd, Joel Alan Lehman, Pete Lampron.
Wednesday, Jan. 5th: Peter Adzima, Melissa Sigler, Bryon Russell.

2004:
Wednesday, Dec. 8th: Joel Alan Lehman, Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard, Walter Egan.
Wednesday, Nov. 10th: Bryon Russell, Garry Jackson, Joel Alan Lehman, Van Almen,
                                     Elliott Frisby.
Wednesday, Oct. 6th: Gail Lloyd, Steve Haggard, Walter Egan, Joel Alan Lehman.
Wednesday, Aug. 25th: Steve Haggard, Peter Adzima, Joel Alan Lehman, Bryon Russell.

The Commodore Grille is located at 2613 West End Avenue in Nashville. It's in the
Holiday Inn Select Hotel/Vanderbilt, just across the street from the Parthenon. Our
thanks to Debi Champion, who invited us to do the Oat Songwriter Showcase series
at the Commodore, and who runs sound and serves as emcee for the event.


Another fine turnout at the Oat Showcase. From L-R: Joel 
Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Bryon Russell, Gail Lloyd,
Randall Merryman... and, from Merrie Olde England, 
Lynne Whiteland and John Stannard of Tudor Lodge

Once again, folks just can't seem to help
having a great time at Wild Oats Records'
monthly Oat Songwriter Showcase

Hangin' out at the November 2007 Oat Showcase:
Peter Adzima, Glenn French, Kimberly King,
Garry Jackson, Steve Haggard

Another gathering at the Oat Showcase... with
Tom Smith, Garry Jackson & Steve Haggard 
in the foreground, and our favorite bartender
Howard (with new beard !) manning the bar

Gail shows disdain for the swarms
of paparazzi who always seem to
surround a Wild Oats Records
event by sticking out her tongue
Come hang out with all the beautiful 
people at the Oat Songwriter Showcase.
Pictured here: Randall Merryman, the
  lovely Leslie Bethea and Steve Emrick)

  Debi Champion hard at work

 

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