Songwriters In The Round

Chris Titchner

In November of 2000, Chris Titchner moved to Raleigh, NC, from Burlington, in order to tap into the Triangle's prolific acoustic music scene. Titchner has focused on developing his solo career, and currently plays 3-4 gigs a month throughout North Carolina and beyond.

In 2003, Chris was a finalist in the Cat's Cradle Songwriting contest, and played over 50 gigs at 30 different venues from Vermont to New Orleans. Drawing from his experiences playing in a rock band and with a cellist, Chris's style has evolved into what can easily be described as acoustic folk rock. His catchy melodies and lyric-based songwriting have won him fans at coffeeshops, bars, bookstores, colleges, and fine restaurants alike.

In January of 2005, Chris entered Overdub Lane Recording Studios in Durham, NC. In May, his new 11 song CD, Moving Day, will be released. This album is a new direction for Titchner, exploring a more rock sound and using a full band on all but one of the tracks.
Promoting Moving Day, Chris traveled and performed from New Orleans to Maine.

Now, after several years away from music, Titchner has returned to writing and performing and is currently preparing for a return to the studio.
For fans of: Ben Folds, early BNL, and The Mountain Goats

Wes Collins

I picked up the guitar when I was seventeen, and worked at it for ten years or so playing covers. Around my thirtieth birthday I parked the Takamine under the bed and got a straight job as a buyer for a retail music chain. I dug the guitar back out in 2000 and got back at it, but I hit my forties before writing my first song, mainly because I was scared to write bad ones.

“Really strong songs, both lyrically and musically …” – Dean Driver, Doodad Farm

“Wes Collins has hit the long ball with deep song writing and a tight, tasteful and very musical production”. – Michael Jerling, Fool’s Hill Music

Wes took a first place win in the 2012 NC Songwriter’s Co-op Contest. That’s North Carolina – home to some of the best folk-pop ever made.

Wes was a finalist for the 2013 Kerrville Folk Festival New Song Contest

The guitar-driven folk-pop on Wes’s new CD One Layer Down sounds like Neil Finn got way into Patty Griffin and hired ollabelle to back him up.

Wes pulls songs from his own life, real and imagined. Arguments, infatuation, grief dressed up as confusion, joy in exhaustion, and life on the toasting fork.

The Tourist

The Tourist is Hunter MacDermut, guitar player and teacher residing in Apex, NC. With three LPs under his belt, he's shared stages across the Triangle with local bands Bowerbirds, Megafaun, and Love Language, as well as acclaimed touring acts Beach House, Shearwater, and Kimya Dawson, among others.

For fans of: Rufus Wainwright, Pedro the Lion, and Radiohead.

Tracy Feldman

Tracy S. Feldman’s infectious energy pervades his music, weaving an unorthodox and thoughtful portrait of the world. Inspired by progressive rock and new folk, his music combines classical training in violin and a unique self-taught guitar style that ranges from fast-paced and hard-edged to introspective and delicate. His poetic lyrics explore human emotion and connections, and are interwoven with metaphors based in a life-long love of natural history and ecology. Tracy’s recordings include Standing Room Only (1999), Sea of Lucky Numbers, (2003), Survivin’ in the ‘Burbs (2006), and Middle of the Road (2009). He has performed on radio shows (recently Northern Spirit Radio in WI), house concerts, cafés and festivals, and has recorded fiddle with singer-songwriters all over the eastern and central US, including Akire Bubar (Arms of the Sun), Friction Farm (Believe), Brian Hershberger (Mantle), Mary Rocap (Sweet Mimosa), Laura Silvestri (Standing), Jamie Purnell (Two Different Towns), and Greg Taylor (All In My Hands). Tracy received a Ph.D. in Biology at Duke University, studying the ecology of plant-insect interactions, and has returned to Durham after living and working in Oklahoma and Wisconsin for many years.

“Feldman has always had a gift for bringing such strong emotion out of such quietly contemplative songs. He’s a modern version of the 60s folk poet with more passion and fire in his soul.” --Jennifer Layton, Indie Web Magazine

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