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Robert Vincent is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool – having received the inaugural Emerging Artist Awardfrom “Whispering” Bob Harris in 2016 and UK Americana Music Association’s UK Album of The Year in 2018.
Seeing him play at the Bluebird Cafe’s Bluecoat event, the legendary broadcaster immediately invited Robert to record an Under The Apple Tree Session in his home studio and for his BBC Radio 2 “Country” show - describing him as “absolutely magnetic”.
Smith has delivered keynote speeches, contributes to Huffington Post’s Arts & Culture Blog, and has recently completed a book manuscript called The Trick: Surviving a Life in Creativity. She has had her songs recorded by The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin Mc Cain, Terri Clark, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Lizz Wright, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb and more.
She produced Edwin Mc Cain's album , with writing/production partner Anna Schulze.
He is also launching a series of “In The Round” songwriters shows as James House and the Troubadour Kings featuring Danny Flowers and Gordon Kennedy, set to showcase their collective amazing writing talents and Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter based in Austin whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a musician.
In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others.
With “This Is Me” reaching #1 and two other tracks from the album “Little By Little” and “ A Real Good Way to Wind up Lonesome” both reaching the Top 10 of the UK Country Dance Chart in 2014.
He is the founder and creative director of Songwriting With: Soldiers, a nonprofit that pairs award-winning songwriters with veterans and service members in retreat settings to craft songs about combat and the return home.
Smith began writing songs the age of ten, and has been recording since 1986.
In 2008 I bought recording gear for a home studio – Dream On Studios – and learned how to record. I’ve worked with some great producers and engineers over the years and I’ve learned from each of them.
“I watched and listened and I’m still listening “ In 2013 James co/produced his new critically acclaimed CD “Broken Glass /Twisted Steel with hit producer Michael Bradford (Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker) that was released in April 2014 on his own Victor House Records and distributed in the UK and Australia by Proper Records.His music publisher urged him to turn his attention back to country music. By the following year, he was an MCA Records artist and on the country charts with singles such as “Hard Times for an Honest Man.” In 1993, Diamond Rio had a huge hit with House’s co-written “In a Week or Two” and Dwight Yoakam scored with his “Ain’t That Lonely Yet.” (Grammy nominated for Country Song of the year).