MadLife Stage & Studios Presents
Layne Denton hosts 'Songwriters in the Round'
Greg Shaddix, Belle Gray, Ansley Fain
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Layne Denton hosts 'Songwriters in the Round'
Layne Denton hosts a night of storytelling through song with some of the states most talented songwriters. Join him as these writers come together on the MadLife Stage as they do what they do best.
Layne Denton Bio:
Led by the powerful and personal songwriting of Layne Denton, the Layne Denton band always brings a fun blend of blues, rock n roll, folk, and country to the stage. In 2018, the band released their first full length album entitled “Layne Denton” on all major music streaming with the help of veteran Atlanta musicians Shane Perryman (bass) and Jordan Holiman (drums) and have been performing together extensively since. Their shows are described highly energetic; Layne’s passion for his music reaches everyone who hears him.
Full time weird thought thinker
Once upon a time a cowboy
Once upon a time a Captain on the sea.
Mix it all in a blender with ice, now you have Greg Shaddix
Being the oldest son of a Southern Baptist preacher and a southern belle from Georgia may not seem like the ideal beginning for a troubadour, but not everything is as is it seems….
Old oak wooden church pews reverberate with red letter readings out of a King James Bible, it’s time to be on my best behavior. Not only is this church, the man behind the pulpit is my father.
The sermon seems to go on for hours, and as a little boy all I wanted to do was be outside pretending to be Joe Namath, not listening to what seemed like another lecture from my dad. The only thing that brought any ease to this misery was that when I heard the music start to play I knew it was almost over.
Little did I know back then, when I heard the music and thought it was over…..Really it was only beginning.
Just like when I felt Southern Gospel music and my daddy’s voice vibrate through those old oak pews, another piece of wood had a similar but much more substantial impact on my life, a Martin guitar.
Through out the years, that old Martin and I have seen many miles since we first met. We have played on a boat in the Florida Keys; it has been tied to a packhorse in the New Mexico mountains. It has seen a marriage, and a divorce. Survived cold Ohio winters and cold-hearted women.
Yes this bio seems to be more about my guitar than about me, but really, we are one in the same. Telling my story though lines written about real life. Not all fact, not all fiction. The songs I want to play for you.
Belle Gray, a powerhouse singer, rapper, and song writer, with equal parts heart, guts and grit, recently released her first two singles, "Go Home," and "Brand New," both co-produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer "Mama Jan" Smith (Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, Usher, etc.) and Jesse Owen Astin.
Her bold voice and demeanor come from surprisingly quiet beginnings in Dahlonega, Ga. – or, as she describes it: “the middle of nowhere.” As it turns out, “the middle of nowhere” contained the road to musical ambition for her when she traded in her volleyball for a guitar. It was then that her guitar teacher and mentor, the late Justin Cain, gave her the confidence to express herself through her voice, not just strings.
When not staying up all night to write a song, Belle can be found hanging out with friends, working out at the gym and driving back and forth from Tennessee to Georgia. It was then that her guitar teacher and mentor, the late Justin Cain, gave her the confidence to express herself through her voice, not just strings.
When not staying up all night to write a song, Belle can be found hanging out with friends, working out at the gym and driving back and forth from Tennessee to Georgia
Ansley Fain is a native to the not-so-small Metro-Atlanta small town of Cartersville, Georgia. Discovering her passion for music shortly after graduating high school, she has since written countless songs both alone and with other songwriters. Since then Ansley has been on a lovely adventure full of self-discovery and development, growing pains, and what she believes to be her purpose.
In March of 2019, Ansley Fain released her debut single titled “Be Kind,” which is available wherever you get your music. Currently, Miss Fain is working on a few different projects for both herself and other artists including two of her own full length albums. She hopes to bring awareness to the abundant beauty and love that surrounds us all.
“It’s so easy to get caught in the worries and negatives of life. I pray that my music can help to find a refreshing perspective both for myself and anyone else listening. Joy and love are in arms reach when we are able to get out of our heads and stop seeing the the programmed lenses of negativity and pessimism.” -A. Fain
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