Songwriter Spotlight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Two award-winning songwriters: Eric Gnezda and Keith Larsen. One great night of songs and stories.

Songwriter and memoirist Eric Gnezda is creator and host of the American Public Television series, Songs at the Center, which is broadcast to more than 150 stations coast-to-coast, airing locally on WOSU TV on Saturday nights at 11, as the lead in to Austin City Limits. A regular performer at Nashville’s famous venue for songwriters, The Bluebird Café, Eric was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition, joining Michael Feinstein (American Songbook), Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), and Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller). Nominated for an Emmy award as a TV journalist, Eric merges humor, songs and stories to entertain, empower and inspire. His latest CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World.

Keith Larsen, who appeared in the premiere season of Songs at the Center, was a finalist in the Country Music Television/NSAI Song Contest, in which his song, “Hold On,” received the Listener’s Choice Award. He is a frequent participant in Nashville songwriter rounds and writing sessions. Drawing from his years as a firefighter, Keith merges straightforward vocals with lyrics that resonate with simplicity, honesty and humility. Keith’s most recent CD is Made It. His latest single is “At the Foot of Liberty.”