The Palm's Playhouse
13 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
Folk | Americana
We're pleased to welcome singer songwriter Steve Seskin back to The Palms, accompanied by two of his songwriting buddies Don Henry and Craig Carothers. Seskin has long been a songwriting and performing favorite around the Bay Area and here for over thirty years. Seskin's songs are personal, sympathetic, written often with a social perspective, and are often poignant or quite funny. Over the past couple decades Seskin has had considerable success writing or co-writing songs in Nashville that have ended up being recorded by some Country music's most well-known performers. He has written seven number one songs, including Grammy-nominated "Grown Men Don't Cry," recorded by Tim McGraw, and "Don't Laugh at Me," winner of NSAI Song of the Year and Music Row Magazine Song of the Year in 1999 as recorded by Mark Wills. His other #1 hits are "No Doubt About It" and "For a Change," both recorded by Neal McCoy, "No Man's Land" and "If You've Got Love," both recorded by John Michael Montgomery, and "Daddy's Money," recorded by Ricochet. Other chart toppers include "I Think About You," recorded by Colin Raye, and "All I Need To Know," recorded by Kenny Chesney. The video for Raye's "I Think About You" single was named the Academy of Country Music's Video of the Year in 1997, and the song and video were also given an award by the Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence. Recent recordings of his songs include "Pictures," by John Michael Montgomery, "We Shook Hands," by Tebey, and "I'll Always Be There For You," by Brian McComas. Don Henry is a veteran of 30 years in the music business. His experience in writing, publishing, producing and engineering has evolved him into the singer / songwriter / guitarist and entertainer he's become today. The wit and wisdom of Don's songs are widely renowned whether it's campfire favorites, the hilarious "B.F.D." and biker lullaby "Harley", to the wonderfully poignant tribute to Martin Luther King "Beautiful Fool", and of course, the Grammy Award winning country classic "Where've You Been".
In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International). Craig Carothers is a great performer and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Sons Of The Desert, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn,, and Peter, Paul and Mary.