The Black Box Songwriter Concert Series features performing singer/songwriters in an intimate, listening room setting. This series, now in its third season draws great reviews and has attracted artists that include Susan Gibson (Wide Open Spaces-Dixie Chicks), Walt Wilkins (Trains I Missed, 7 Hillsides (Ricky Skaggs), Ronny Cox and numerous Kerrville Folk Festival Finalists. If you want to hear the stories behind some great songs sung by those that wrote them, the Black Box Songwriter Series is for you. This series is produced by the City of Lewisville.
The 2019 Season will be announced soon.
Past 2018 Black Box Songwriter Series concerts:
David Lee - Sunday, February 11
In an ever-changing music world, fraught with people trying to be something they’re not, David Lee is nothing but himself; a Wichita Falls born Texas native and a third-generation musician. After spending 24 years as a staff writer in Nashville for Universal Music, writing hits for many country artists, David relocated back home to Texas to be with friends and family. David travels with his band The Jose Armadillo Road Show, performs solo and is a recording artist, writing and recording his own songs in the Texas Hill Country.
You have heard David’s songwriting as recorded by chart-topping and Grammy nominated artists such as Now You See Me Now you Don’t (Leann Wolmack), I Need You (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill), Letters From Home (John Michael Montgomery), and I Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet (Alabama).
Emily Scott Robinson - Sunday, March 11
With an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music: Southern Gothic folk. She enchants audiences with songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive.
The last several years have been busy for Robinson including releasing her debut album in 2016 (Magnolia Queen) and an EP (Live in Birmingham) in 2017 with a new album set to release in the Fall of 2018. In addition to recording her songs, Emily has been winning song writing contests all over the nation. In 2017, Emily was featured on PRI's "The World" for her single, "Traveling Mercies." She was also named a winner of the 2017 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. In 2016, Emily won the Grassy Hill New Folk competition at Kerrville Folk Festival, in addition to an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest. In 2015, she won first place in the “American Songwriter” May/June Lyric Contest.
The Flyin' A's, -Sunday, April 8
The husband-and-wife duo of Hilary Claire and Stuart Adamson—better known as The Flyin’ A’s—have been writing and performing together for over a decade, and both writing and performing on their own well before then. They deliver a spirited brand of original music- a fusion of country, rock, jazz and gospel. Their 3 independently released albums, featuring their songwriting, have received critical acclaim. To this writing and performing duo, according to Hillary, “Our music is not just something we create, it’s what we live and breathe. Our songs are what get us through the highs and lows that come along with living life to it’s fullest.”