Nov 29: BMI Maui Songwriters Festival Kickoff Party
Nov 29: BMI Maui Songwriters Festival Kickoff Party
Fleetwood’s on Front St. is proud to bring you the kickoff event of the 4th Annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. This intimate, "in the round" acoustic set, will bring you 6 talented Singer/Songwriters in two pull-style rounds.
Round 1: Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel) / Angaleena Presley / Lily Meola
Round 2: Jessie Alexander / Jon Randall / Randy Houser
Host: Storme Warren (of SiriusXM The Highway)
Please see www.mauisongwritersfestival.com for additional Festival details.
$60 Standing Room Main Bar and Lounge
$125 Front Row
$225 VIP Booth with Artist Meet & Greet
$100 Meet & Greet Add to any Ticket
SEATED TICKETS are assigned based on date of purchase. Theatre style seats, no table, you are welcome to make reservation for dinner on our rooftop via OpenTable or calling (808) 669-MICK (6425).
STANDING/LOUNGE TICKETS are in our Main Bar and Lounge. Limited seating is available on a first come first serve basis, some will have to stand through the duration of the concert. The Bar & Lounge is open starting at 2PM for Happy Hour.
MEET & GREET GUESTS need to arrive by 6:25pm, please be advised we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. This will take place in Fleetwood’s Club Keller at 6:30pm, please check-in at our host stand at 6:25pm to be shown the way. A photo with the artist will be taken and posted to Fleetwood’s on Front St. Facebook within a week from the event.
VIP BOOTHS will need to arrive by 6:25pm for the Meet & Greet, you will be back at the at the booth by 7:00pm for dinner and will remain at the booth for the concert. Booths will likely be shared with other parties, dependent on party size. Food and beverage are additional to ticket price
Ticket proceeds benefit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc. and the BMI Foundation.
72HR CANCELLATION NOTICE REQUIRED FOR ALL TICKETS
ALL AGES WELCOME
At a towering 6’7”, the Philadelphia-born Ray Benson is considered a giant in the industry. However, it’s his contributions to music history, not his height, that have made him a dominant figure on the music scene since 1970. As frontman and founder of the world-renowned western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, Benson has been the driving force behind the band and has overseen the release of more than 25 albums, been on countless tours, and has won an incredible 10 GRAMMY Awards. The 2015 CD release of Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys garnered the band’s latest GRAMMY for Best Recording Package and was the final in a trilogy honoring Bob Wills.
In October 2015, Benson released his lively memoir, Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel. And just as Western Swing extends far and wide, so do Benson’s honors and accomplishments, which include: 2011 Texan of the Year; 2011 Texas Medal of the Arts Award for Multimedia; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association; the TEC Les Paul Award; and, in 2004, the official Texas State Musician. As a producer, Benson has worked with artists including Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Aaron Watson, and Suzy Bogguss, and, as if being on the road for over a 150 dates a year isn’t enough, Benson hosts the new, bi-weekly segment Austin Outer Limits on Sirius XM’s “Willie’s Roadhouse,” featuring hand-picked songs from genres including western swing and Texas honky-tonk from his personal collection. Benson is also an active advocate and founding board member for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).
With lyrics and songs that are as cinematic as they are honest, Angaleena Presley has made her mark in the world of country music. Using inspiration from her eastern Kentucky upbringing, she got her start as a songwriter in Nashville and eventually landed a co-writing credit on Miranda Lambert's hit single, "Fastest Girl in Town." The pair struck up a friendship and joined forces with Ashley Monroe to form the band, Pistol Annies.
Two successful albums with the Pistol Annies gave Presley the inspiration she needed to strike out on her own, and in 2014, she made her solo debut with the critically-acclaimed album, American Middle Class. Three years later, she released her second solo album, Wrangled, which showcases Presley's sharper focus and wider range through the use of unique metaphors and exploratory sounds. "You have three minutes to change someone's mood or life," Presley says, "What I do is open doors and make it okay to start conversations about hard things."
Next up for Presley is the continued promotion of Wrangled, while the Pistol Annies finalize their next album.
How 23-year-old singer-songwriter Lily Meola went from being a jazz-loving kid performing covers at local cafés on her native Maui, to Interscope Records’ newest artist-on-the-verge, reads like a rock and roll fairytale. She has been mentored by super-producer Bob Rock, toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, taught to write songs by Jackson Browne, and duetted with Steven Tyler, Kris Kristofferson, and Sammy Hagar. As a result, she has been in the studio with various co-writers crafting the bluesy, soulful pop songs that will make up her debut release for Interscope later this year.
Established singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander has penned four #1’s including “I Drive Your Truck,” which was recorded by Lee Brice and won Song of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. She also wrote Blake Shelton’s #1s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It,” as well as “The Climb,” for Miley Cyrus, which soon became the anthem for her box office hit The Hannah Montana Movie, winning the 2009 MTV Movie Awards’ “Best Song From A Movie.” Alexander also co-wrote “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” with Travis Denning and Jon Randall, which is Denning’s first single, in addition to Blake Shelton’s current single “Turning Me On” with Shelton and Josh Osborne. Her nine-song album, Down Home, is available on iTunes.
Jon started his musical journey singing backup and playing guitar with Emmylou Harris. He’s toured and recorded with countless artists since then, including Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley, and is best known for his CMA Song of the Year “Whiskey Lullaby,” which he co-wrote with Whiperin’ Bill Anderson.
As producer of “Up on the Ridge,” Randall helped Dierks Bentley’s acoustic project ear CMA, GRAMMY, and ACM nominations. Randall also earned a GRAMMY nomination and ACM Song of the Year I 2018 for “Tine Man,” which he co-wrote with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram. His success as a musician, background singer, writer, and producer continues to flourish from the heart of Nashville.
With an inimitable voice the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated "Like A Cowboy." Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with “We Went” from his 2016 album, Fired Up. Randy Houser’s fifth studio album, Magnolia, will be his third album with current label home, Stoney Creek Records and marks a new era for Houser. Listeners got their first taste of Houser’s rootsy new sound with the summer release of “What Whiskey Does,” which debuted at Country radio as #1 Most Added and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed “a classic tears-and-twang drinking song.”