Bob Cheevers kicked of his 2015 US appearances in a new residency at Z Tejas in Austin with long time songwriter favorites Shake Russell and Michael Hearne. The trio will be performing together on 4th Wednesdays of the month for the foreseeable future.
After completing a successful UK tour with fellow songwriter Stephen Doster in late 2014, Bob Cheevers took a little time off for the holidays and then kicked off his 2015 performances with a new residency at Z Tejas in downtown Austin on 4th Wednesdays in a songwriter night with Shake Russell and Michael Hearne.
For over four decades now, Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout Texas and beyond with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of songs, including Billboard charting hits like “Deep in the West,” “You’ve Got a Lover,” and “Our Kind of Love.” His songs have been recorded by country music legends Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs and Clint Black, among others. Shake has received two BMI “Million Air” awards for over 1 million radio airplays of Clint’s recordings “Put Yourself in My Shoes” and “One More Payment,” both of which Shake co-wrote with Black. He is also a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer’s Award, and a 3-time recipient of the Texas Music Academy’s “Entertainer of the Year” award.
Since the 1970s, native Dallas Texan Michael Hearne has strolled down a musical path inspired by the great folk and country singer-songwriters who typify and have characterized the Americana “roots” scene. Michael continues to leave an indelible mark on his audiences not only with his signature guitar sound, but also with songs and stories that are rich in lyrical prose, imagery and humor. He is a songwriter’s songwriter, and continues to forge ahead by doing what he loves, including being the longtime host of the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico a favorite stop for Americana songwriters. Hearne’s never met an audience he didn’t like and fans quickly become repeat offenders on the house concert, music festival, and club scenes, as both the man and the music are extraordinarily genuine, inspirational, and entertaining.