Join us at The Stage Door for an intimate listening room concert with Craig Heath, Eric Gnezda, and John Walsh. Only 50 general admission tickets will be sold.
Craig S. Heath is a four-time Ohio Music Awards winner based in the Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. Craig has made multiple appearances at the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN and has also been a featured performer on the PBS national broadcast of Songs at the Center. His music has been heard on television shows like Broad & High as well as documentaries and films. His songs have also been featured on NPR’s “Crossing Boundaries”. He has toured/performed in 30 states, Ireland, and England as well as the African continent. He has opened for the likes of Livingston Taylor, Joe Crookston, and Jill Andrews and is a three-time winner of the Columbus Songwriters Association showcase. His recording career began in 2006 with “Fate of Foreigners”, a full-length CD that signaled his arrival on the songwriting scene. Other projects include “Big Green Mountain” and “Celtic Ballads” as well as collaborative projects like “The Great Divide” and “Simple Song”. He has begun work on the 2019 release “Wayward Son”, which promises to be his most personal project to date.
Singer-Songwriter Eric Gnezda is creator and host of the American Public Television series, Songs at the Center, airing on more than 300 stations coast to coast. A regular performer at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Eric is a recipient of the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition, joining Michael Feinstein (American Songbook), Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), and Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller). An Emmy-nominated TV journalist, Eric has seen success with a wide range of songwriting styles – from inspirational anthems, to country, to comedy. Eric and his work have been featured on media around the globe, including ESPN, Entertainment Tonight, and NPR (Car Talk, and All Things Considered). His latest single, “Separation,” was named one of the Top 25 Songs of 2018 by Detroit Radio’s Phil Maq, of WFHR-FM.
A well-known Mid-Ohio Valley musician, John Walsh’s songwriting has been described as “intensely personal,” “he sang what I wanted to say…” and, “the lyrics read like a painting…” Both an artist and facilitator of the arts in the MOV, Walsh currently serves as a board member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame; formerly served on the Hippodrome/Colony Historic Theatre Association board; and, was instrumental in the development and opening of The Adelphia Music Hall. In 2013, John released The Fields of Gettysburg to coincide with the sesquicentennial anniversary of Gettysburg. John’s all original song cycle brought real historical characters to life, enabling the listener to get to know people of the day on a personal level. The record, co-produced by Parkersburg singer/songwriter, Todd Burge, brought together an impressive ensemble of musicians, including Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce and Michael Lipton, two-time Grammy winner Tim O’Brien, Jessica Baldwin, Colton Pack and Justin Arthur. Met with wide critical acclaim, The Fields of Gettysburg was featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage and at The Gettysburg National Park’s Museum Gift Store. The album is currently available at Tamarack’s “The Best of West Virginia.”