Thu – The Writer’s Share presents Andrea Pearson, Jim Kimball & Marcia Ramirez w/ special guest Mike Waldron
Andrea Pearson is a Canadian born singer-songwriter who now calls Nashville her home. She has spent the last several years touring the U.S and Canada and has performed on the Grand Ole Opry. Andrea has shared the stage with the likes of Bryan White, Linda Davis, Vince Gill, Jamie O’Neal and Canadian star Johnny Reid. Working as a session singer in Nashville for several years she has sung on countless recordings. Her most recent credits include projects with the iconic B.J Thomas and with country superstar Reba McEntire on her Grammy nominated gospel album, “Sing It Now”. An accomplished songwriter, Andrea enjoys sharing her love of music with people and aims to always give her fans music with substance and heart.
Producer/Guitarist Jim Kimball, best known for his long-standing association with country music superstar Reba McEntire has toured and recorded with an extensive roster of artists that includes Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Tricia Yearwood, and Carol King.
Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Jim left New England for Southern California where he founded and operated the Santa Monica based company, Soundscape Productions. A full service music production facility that specialized in music for film and television. Having relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, Jim now makes his living producing and engineering records, writing music for film and television, playing on recording sessions, and performing live.
Many people have seen Marcia Ramirez performing on stage with artists such as Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis and Tanya Tucker. Now people are discovering Marcia’s own music as she’s becoming an in-demand performer at many venues across the country, such as the world famous “Bluebird Cafe” in Nashville, TN. Marcia is a multi-instrumentalist, as well as one of Nashville’s busiest session singers. Marcia has 5 solo albums, “Compromise”, “The Barefoot Sessions”, “Life Goes On”, “Beautifully Lived” and her newest project, released in June 2017 “Abba’s Child”, her first faith-based project.
Her song, “God and My Girlfriends” is currently on Reba McEntire’s new CD, “Back to God”, and her song “You Belong In The Sun” is on Jo Dee Messina’s Greatest Hits, garnering Marcia her first Gold Record.
Marcia has also had her songs cut by American Idol finalist Scott McIntyre, Australian Country Music Star Melinda Schneider, Grand Ol’ Opry stars,The Whites, Nashville Star finalist Rachel Williams and many others, including Brandon Rhyder, Supersonic Blues Machine, Leather and Lace, Shari Rowe and Canadian Star Tara Oram. She is currently touring with pop legend Christopher Cross and squeezing in her own shows across the country as well.
Her latest single, co-written with Christopher Cross, is “Second Wind”, which was released on Itunes in March of 2017.
For more than 20 years, Mike Waldron has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry. After playing in numerous bands in his home state of Michigan and attending The Guitar Institute in Hollywood, Mike moved to Nashville and quickly landed a job as lead guitarist with multi-platinum recording artist Martina McBride. After 3 years with Martina, Mike went on to do tours with Lee Ann Womack, Tanya Tucker, Mindy McCready & Linda Davis, among others. From 2002-2014, Mike was lead guitarist for multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning recording artist Lee Ann Womack. He was also her musical director from 2005-2014. In 2012, Mike recorded with Jon Bon Jovi for the Al Pacino/Christopher Walken movie “Stand Up Guys”. He continues to be an in-demand studio musician & producer regularly called upon to be session leader on recording sessions.