The songwriters round from Sunday January 26th is now online! You can watch the full video below, or see the YouTube description for time stamps of each song.
Thank you to Alphabet City for hosting our event, and to the City of Asylum events staff for capturing and editing this video! With the help from the Pittsburgh, PA Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, I hope to be producing songwriters round like this a few times a year. Be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter if you want free tickets to the next one!
About the Featured Songwriters
Anne Eliza was born and raised in Pittsburgh and has studied classical piano and voice most of her life. When her interests changed from traditional training and music education to pop, rock, and the ever-evolving entertainment industry, she transferred from Penn State to Berklee College of Music. But it wasn’t until she was 27 and joined the band The Commonheart as a background singer that she saw the world of songwriting and life as a touring musician in full swing. Shortly after joining the band, she began to write her own music and is now working on her first album.
Adam Fitz plays and sings soulful songs. Hailing from Chicago, Fitz recently brought his rootsy originals and uniquely spun covers to the Pittsburgh area. Fitz’ full-bodied rasp and earnest storytelling has found him compared to John Fogerty by TimeOut Chicago and Rod Stewart by the Chicago Reader. Today, Fitz is a father of two and works in a local school. His life experiences have merged with the years on stage to produce an engaging performance filled with authenticity, depth, and an energetic, passionate presence.
Pittsburgh native AJ Raggs has been performing for 14 years. AJ’s goals include his desire to be a touring, performing pop artist and developing his craft of songwriting, as well as building strong relationships with music publishers, and increasing his pro-writing circle, and fan base. Through his songwriting, AJ has gained interest from top music publishers. He is currently participating in a mentorship with Sheree Spoltore from Global Songwriters Connection in Nashville, TN.
Kim Maverick is a singer-songwriter-scribbler obsessed with the power of storytelling. She sees songwriting as a way to untangle the big emotions caught up in life’s little moments. Kim was born in Canada, raised on soft rock radio and sci-fi novels. She studied classical music composition at the University of Windsor, then tried to forget everything she learned as she toured around dive bars with rock bands. She now spends her days writing for other artists and her nights playing requests at Howl at the Moon piano bar.