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Singer Songwriter Series: Kelly Goddard, Callie Chappell, Sara Stovall

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Date: Monday, January 8, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm

Monday, January 8 * Doors open at 6pm * Showcase begins at 7 pm

Tickets: $5 Members; $8 Not-yet-Members

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The Fogartyville Songwriters Series is a new showcase opportunity to highlight some of the region’s best songwriting talent.  Our first event in the series will be hosted by Kelly Goddard, lead vocalist with the New 76ers.  Joining her on stage will be songwriters Callie Chappell and Sara Stovall. 

Kelly Goddard is a singer and songwriter From Tallahassee, FL. As one-third of the band, The New 76ers, she has toured and played in venues and festivals all over Florida and the southeast.  Her original songs span from eternal themes of love and loss, redemption, and forgiveness to existential themes like a warming climate and a woman’s right to choose.  Kelly is learning new things and dipping her toes into new waters, playing solo a little more, but her highest hope remains to connect with others and spread joy and love through her music. 

Four years after being born in Sylva, NC, Sara Stovall threw a fit in the kitchen during her younger sister’s birthday party. While somewhat characteristic of Sara’s single-digit ages, the meltdown peaked in an uncharacteristically intelligible request for a violin, of all things. Because she was not careful, Sara got what she wished for, and the violin has been her constant companion in the 30-plus years since.  In 2011, Sara joined the Americana-folk project Passerine as a fiddler and harmony singer. Her first songwriting attempt, titled “Fish,” became the first track on Harbingers, Passerine’s third studio album released in 2016. Sara continues to contribute songs—mostly true-ish stories from lived experiences of love, loss, and remarkable first dates—to her band’s catalog of original music. She regularly performs alongside Florida folk and neo-grass favorites Grant Peeples, the Wandering Hours, and the Gator Ridge Ramblers, and has shared the stage with other award-winning songsmiths such as John Salaway and Bryan Elijah Smith.  

Callie Chappell is an award-winning songwriter who has been creating music in the Sarasota area for the past several years. Her first album, “In the Wind” of original songs was recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville in1997 and received rave reviews. Tim O’Brien, who sang harmony vocals on the album joined her in conducting a song-writing workshop at the Wings and Strings Music Festival the following year. She went on to record three more albums locally, and currently performs on Friday nights with her 6-piece band, The Whole Band on Siesta Key, where they showcase her originals along with cool covers.  Callie currently works with other songwriters to help them craft their songs, and to build confidence in their creative process and performance.

The Fogartyville showcase will present three solo singer-songwriters performing four songs each.

Following the showcase, we will host an Open Round for musicians, inviting any singer-songwriters in the audience to submit their name for a chance to be picked at random to play a few songsThe Open Round is a good place for musicians to try out new material, meet other songwriters, practice performance skills and become a part of the local songwriting community.  Feedback from the audience is welcomed. Anyone is eligible to play at the Open Round as long as your material is original. (This is an acoustic event, no pre-recorded tracks allowed). 

Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, February 12 – Host Matt Frost will be joined by Andres Colin and Tanya Radtke

Monday, March 11 – Host Rebekah Pulley will be joined by Kip Kelley and Doug Burns.

Monday, April 8 – Host Dean Johanesen will be joined by Karlus Trapp and Sara Nelms.

Monday, May 13 – Host Justin Layman will be joined by Bill Vinhage and Emily Frost.


Sponsored by the Watts Family Endowment for Arts & Education.

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