Thursday – The Writer’s Share presents: Erin Enderlin, Leslie Satcher and Ben Danaher
When Erin Enderlin writes a song, more is born than melody and rhyme. Women and men leap from her music, as fully formed and real as we are, all blood and sweat, living, loving, killing, and dying. Produced by Jamey Johnson and Jim “Moose” Brown and featuring Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser, Ricky Skaggs, Jon Randall, and more, Enderlin’s highly anticipated sophomore album Whiskeytown Crier puts all the sad souls she’s become known for singing and writing about in the same tiny, fictional city. The result is unprecedented: a concept album devoted to women’s experiences in small town, America. An in-demand songwriter, she penned Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” and others for Luke Bryan, Randy Travis, Terri Clark, Joey + Rory, and many more, while her two critically acclaimed EP releases and 2017’s Whiskeytown Crier have positioned her as one of county music’s brightest torch bearers. www.erinenderlin.com
A native Texan now calling Nashville home, singer-songwriter Ben Danaher captivates his listeners with raw lyrics and delicate instrumentation. Taking notes from the greats like Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Darrell Scott and Buddy Miller, Ben created his own sound mixing elements from Country, Blues, and Americana to help illustrate his stories. Brought up in a musical family in Texas, Ben started writing songs in high school and playing gigs with his father who was also a songwriter.
Quickly realizing his love for sharing his stories with people, Ben made the move to Austin to pursue music. While living in Austin, Ben toured over 150 shows a year opening for artists like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hal Ketchum, Jack Ingram, Shawn Mullins, Rhett Miller, Angaleena Presley, and Pat Green. After finishing those tours, Ben’s passion for songwriting lead him to make the decision to leave Austin and move to Nashville.
Making Nashville his home, Ben got with producer Reid Scelza (Killing Uncle Buzzy-Travis Meadows) and released his EP, Starting Over, in June 2013 and toured with Amanda Shires (2014), Steve Moakler (2015) and Sean McConnell. Along with releasing his debut EP, Ben has co-written many songs for artists like Ryan Beaver, Bonnie Bishop, Rob Baird, Justin Halpin with songs being featured in shows like “The Ranch” on Netflix and “Nashville” on CMT.
Ready to share what this new chapter in his life has brought, Ben has been working tirelessly getting songs ready for a full-length album. Holding nothing back, this album, which is set to release in the fall of 2017, will truly showcase a voice that Danaher has been ready to let the world see a long time. www.bendanaher.com
No other female Nashville singer-songwriter is more respected or more revered than the stunning talent that is Leslie Satcher. At the age of 26, the native Texan made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody. After being mentored at a smaller publisher by many of the music industry’s legendary songwriters, she made the move to Sony Music Publishing where she would stay for nearly 15 years. During this time, she was also signed as an artist at Warner Brothers. While recording her critically acclaimed debut album, “Love Letters”, her songs were growing in demand.
Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.
Leslie’s next two albums, “Creation” and “Gypsy Boots” were recorded independently and truly exhibit the diversity of her Texas roots and Delta soul. They are available on iTunes, CDBaby and every other major digital distributor.
Aside from writing hit songs for some of music’s most iconic artists; Leslie is in high demand as a performer known for her angelic voice, funny stories, the unique playing style and sound of her guitar; but mostly, her uncanny ability to connect with audiences of any size or demographic. Her typical year will include more than 150 songwriting sessions and 65 live performances all over the U.S., U.K. and Canada. www.lesliesatcher.com