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Thomm Jutz @ Fernandina Beach Songwriters Festival

Fernandina Beach Songwriters Festival, Fernandina Beach, FL

The Fernandina Beach Songwriter Festival is a new event being organized by three friends already immersed in the music industry but each bringing different perspectives. The Festival will feature 12 renowned songwriters, considered some of the best in the business. The songwriters will perform their hit songs and tell the history and stories of the songs.
The Fernandina Beach Songwriter Festival is founded and organized by Tammy Rogers King, Sean McCarthy and Alexandra Maddox. All three have experience in the music industry and event organization.
The Fernandina Beach Songwriters Festival will be held in Historic Fernandina Beach, Florida April 14th-16th, 2023.
Amelia Island is a beautiful barrier island located just North of Jacksonville, Fl. The Island boasts 13 miles of pristine beaches, vast history of pirates and smuggling, a Civil War era fort, a historic lighthouse and plenty of shopping, golfing and world class resorts and restaurants.

The Timucuan Indians were the original inhabitants of Amelia Island. The tall proud people peacefully lived on the Island until French explorer Jean Ribault claimed the Island on behalf of France in 1562. In 1702, the British solider James Oglethorpe, took control of the Island and officially named it Amelia after King George’s daughter Princess Amelia. In total, 8 flags have flown over Amelia Island, making it the only place in the Nation that has been under the control of 8 different flags, hence the nickname “Isle of Eight flags”. The Island is truly one-of-a-kind.

On the South end of Amelia Island, attendees will find pristine beaches, two world class resorts, spas, fine dinning restaurants and numerous golf courses.

On the Northern end of Amelia Island, attendees will find Historic Downtown of Fernandina Beach, the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. Time in between performances can be spent shopping, enjoying numerous restaurants, bars, visiting museums and art galleries. Attendees can stroll along quaint streets lined with historic victorian homes and end the day watching the sunset over the marina. The beauty of the Island is unmatched.


Thomm Jutz @ Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub

Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub, London

Eric Brace and Thomm Jutz have appeared at TwickFolk a couple of times already, alongside fellow songwriter, the late Peter Cooper.
Two extraordinarily talented people, Thomm and Eric have taken very distinct paths to arrive at their Nashville collaboration.
Eric began his musical career in Washington D.C. where he was a journalist with the Washington Post. In  Washington, he launched his acclaimed roots-rock band Last Train Home in the late ?90s, touring with the group extensively across the U.S. and Europe, releasing seven albums and one concert DVD. The band moved to Nashville in 2004, where Eric met another journalist, Peter Cooper, who covered music for the Tennessean newspaper. They began a part-time duo, which soon became a nearly full-time thing, and so far they have four records to their name, all released on the label Eric founded in East Nashville, Red Beet Records.
Many years back, a 13-year-old Thomm Jutz was watching TV in his family home in Germany, when Bobby Bare came on and sang his hits ?Detroit City? and ?Tequila Sheila?, and like a bolt from above, he knew right then that he was going to play guitar and move to Nashville. The Black Forest of Germany is not a region not known for its country, folk, and bluegrass tendencies, though it kind of makes sense once you think about it, and when Thomm moved to Nashville in 2002, his transition was seamless. He immediately became an indispensible sideman to acclaimed artists Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, and Maura O?Connell. After building a studio, he has become one of the most sought after producers of acoustic music in Music City.
Thomm has joined the short list of writers such as Joseph Conrad and Vladimir Nabokov whose works in their second language of English are as evocative as anything a native speaker can conjure. To grasp the truth of that, listen to Thomm?s three albums of original music about different episodes in the Civil War, titled *The 1861 Project,* volumes I, II, and III. They feature such artists as Bobby Bare (yep, they?ve become friends), Marty Stuart, and Kim Richey, are astonishingly evocative.
Thomm is also one of the most successful songwriters in the bluegrass world, having charted four #1 bluegrass chart hits over the past year (as recorded by Shawn Camp, Irene Kelly, and Chris Jones & the Night Drivers), and has had five more compositions in the bluegrass radio top ten.
Together, Eric and Thomm weave stories, songs, harmonies, and guitar playing into something very special. The lyrics are as thoughtful as those of their heroes, a list that includes John Prine, John Hartford, Kris Kristoffersen, Tom T. Hall, Paul Simon, and Townes Van Zandt. Add harmonies that bring to mind the Seldom Scene, Emmylou Harris, and the Everly Brothers, and sumptuous guitar arrangements, and you have a truly memorable evening of music.