Join me and my guests Mike Alicke and Doug Miller for a great evening of original music. Carolina Brew Supply hosts some of the Carolina's best songwriters the third Tuesday of the month. Carolina Brew Supply makes their own incredible beer and wine and serves tasty food. They also teach classes in beer and wine-making and sell everything you need to get started in your own home. Join us for a great evening of original acoustic music! The showcase runs from 6:30-8:30 PM and this is a free event.
About the Songwriters
Mike Alicke is an award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist (2012 Summit Showcase Songwriter Of The Year and Nominated 2013 Songwriter Of The Year by The Charlotte Music Awards) with many years of performing, touring, and recording experience. As founding member of the NY/NJ based acoustic- rock band Alaskan, they recorded several critically acclaimed recordings-including the well-received "Red Wheel Spinning" and “Big Timbers” (Spotify). The band was a favorite at NYC's legendary Bitter End club as well as many other well-known venues such as CBGB's, Wetlands, Mercury Lounge, Maxwells's etc., before embarking on a nationwide tour hitting many hot spots such as The Fox Theatre (Boulder Co.), The House of Blues (Chicago), The Georgia Theatre (Atlanta) to name just a few. Now residing in North Carolina, he is currently performing with The Main Channel Band and solo shows all over the Carolinas. Mike hosts several Songwriter Showcases and Open Mic events and is currently in the studio finishing a new recording of original songs. Learn more about Mike at http://www.reverbnation.com/mikealicke.
Doug Miller has been playing and writing music since 1980 starting with the ground-breaking Southern California band, Fiction. In the eighties and nineties, he continued with SoCal ska-crazies, Combonation, followed by numerous solo and band projects. This period included some very successful demos with Los Angeles engineer/producer Clif Norell (REM, Springsteen, Sting, No Doubt). In 1994, encouraged by friend /mentor John Stewart, Doug relocated to Nashville, TN lured by the dedication and reverence to the craft of songwriting . His songs got the attention of prestigious publisher Bluewater Music landing several single song agreements. He wrote, honed his craft, and wrote some more, his efforts paying off with a writing deal from Web IV Music. He has co-written w/Jimmy Scott (Love Sneaking Up on You), Miguel Salas and other Nashville songwriters. His song, “Innocent” is featured in the ©Emmy Award winning documentary “Faces in the Fire”. Emerging singer Britni Hoover recorded “Real Thing” in Austin, Texas, produced by Kim Deschamps (Cowboy Junkies, Charlie Robison). In 2004 , Doug put down his guitar and moved to South Carolina to raise his daughter and be closer to family. He is now looking to get back to writing and performing after way too long of a time away. Doug has shared the stage with Los Lobos, Shawn Colvin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, X, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Bodeans, Doug Kershaw, Peter Case, The Beat Farmers, Rosie Flores, Ronnie Dawson, John Stewart, Lucinda Williams, Albert Lee, Jimmy Scott, The Paladins, The Untouchables, Fishbone and many others. He has performed in Nashville at The Bluebird Café, Ace of Clubs, and Douglas Corner. In California at the Ventura County Fair, Ventura, CA, The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, The Palomino, North Hollywood, CA, Highland Grounds, Los Angeles, CA plus countless roadhouses, dives, legendary house parties and outdoor festivals.
Host PJ Brunson is a Rock Hill local who writes country, folk, and Americana songs of love and life. She frequently performs around the Carolinas and beyond. She has placed in national and regional songwriting competitions and opened for the likes of Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. PJ has released two original albums, the first, “Come Hell or High Water”, was co-written with Rock Hill’s Jim Brindle. She also performs as half of the new age piano & violin duo, Ananda, with violinist Laurie Neal. They have released two albums of original instrumentals and one Christmas CD.