Tuesday, 21 February 2017

February 16-19, 2017 part three Hope Town Songwriters Festival

The Abaco RAGE Dinghy
the flag is flying on the back of the very long boom

the 5th Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival
on the left Channing Wilson, from Nashville ..singer, song writer
famous ones are TrainWreck and Black Jesus
right Patrick Davis, he writes songs for Darius Rucker and Jimmy Buffett
famous songs Where I'm From, Numbers and Call Me
he is also the co-founder of this festival, which runs for 6 days in Hope Town, Abaco

right - Lauren Jenkins, singer, song writer and artist, has released her own LP
and is now touring the country as a support act for Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes and others
…. famous songs Maker's Mark and No Saint
left ….  Janell Wheeler singer and song writer, she was a finalist on Season 9 of American Idol
famous songs Reckless and On My Way to You

as with most venues in the Bahamas it is all out doors
.. it is a free event, but you are expected to buy drinks and food

Joe, teal hat and our friends to the right Joe and Paula on Seaquel To
this is the last day of the festival and a rain squall came 

most people squeezed into the bar area, we stayed in the covered area by the rest rooms

the first squall hit and then another

the music guys had nothing to cover the equipment with and all the guitars got moved into the
womens washroom

Django Walker, singer, song writer and artist from Texas, has written songs for Pat Green and Jimmy Buffett … Django's father is the legendary songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker and has performed around the world with his father .. famous songs Something Bout a Boat and Texas On My Mind
(Django is his real name)

Django sang a few songs for us in the washroom building as the rain continued to pour
one of them was The Hard Way

next year we are planning to be in Hope Town for the complete festival

Since 2013 the Songwriters Festival has raised $40,000 to Hope Town causes, which include
Hope Town School, Friends of the Environment and The Hope Town Fire and Rescue

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