The Stage Door “Listening Room Series”
Join us for a special evening in an intimate setting at The Stage Door with three veteran songwriters: Jess Baldwin, RJ Cowdery, and Morgan Leigh Stubbe.
Jess Baldwin’s voice has been described as “world class,” “effortless,” and “pure beauty.” After a period of exploring many different styles as a singer, she found her home in a blend of indie soul, pop, and jazz once she began writing later in her career. She appeared on American Public Television’s Songs at the Center in 2018, NPR’s Mountain Stage with The Fields of Gettysburg in 2013, was a quarterfinalist in the 2015 and 2017 American Traditions Competitions, and won Best Cover Song in the 2015 and 2017 Ohio Music Awards. Outside of performing, Jess wears many hats including voice teacher, vocal coach, voice pedagogue, writer, conductor, and music director. Learn more at jessbaldwin.com.
Columbus’s own Rj Cowdery has solidified her place in the world of performing singer-songwriters, garnering accolades at Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Wildflower! Arts and Music, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. And now, 10 years on the road and 3 recordings later, she is excited to share her BRAND NEW record called WHAT IF THIS IS ALL THERE IS, produced by Amy Speace.
MORGAN LEIGH STUBBE
Morgan Leigh Stubbe grew up in Parkersburg, WV and hasn’t strayed far since. She lives near downtown with her son Ben and their two cats, in a home that is always filled with music. Morgan is a self-taught pianist and guitarist, though she’ll tell you she is first a songwriter, then a singer, and finally a musician.