Ozone Songwriter NightS

Friday December 2, 2022 - Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA
Doors open 7:00 PM, show starts 8:00 PM

Ozone Songwriter Nights feature local and regional artists performing original, self-written songs in an intimate setting. Get up close and personal with our writers as they share their stories with you. 

 Join us for an unforgettable, authenticate musical experience featuring...

Set 1: 8:00 PM - 8:55 PM

Barry Hebert

Barry Hebert

About Barry...

Baton Rouge songwriter, performs regionally including songwriter festivals, house concerts, and listening rooms. Barry has become a strong advocate for songwriters and original music in south Louisiana. He started a Regional Chapter of the NSAI, co-host an annual songwriter retreat, and coordinates a weekly songwriter showcase featuring established and up and coming songwriters

John West

John West

About John...

Originally from England, John now calls Mandeville, LA home. As a songwriter and founding member of the Ozone Music Education Foundation—organizers of the Ozone Songwriter Festival—he is passionate about original music. His songs bring a range of influences from English alternative such as Radiohead and Muse to Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra. John plays at numerous festivals across the Gulf South.

Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein

About Michael...

Mike Epstein grew up in New Orleans, LA and has been playing music over the last 30 years. He was the principal songwriter for the Saddletramps which produced an eponymously titled album. It was critically well received and after the band disbanded, he continued to write and perform as a solo artist. His style is inspired by artists like R.E.M., Wilco, and Jackson Browne.

Set 2: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Claire Kellar

Claire Kellar

About Claire...

Claire Kellar is from Southeast Louisiana. She was a featured performer on a National Tour with the Young Americans. Claire opened for Rockin’ Roll Hall of Fame member Jonathan Cain, Grammy winner Gary Baker, and Emmy Award winner Greg Barnhill. She was chosen to participate by former Senior Vice-President of Creative at Warner Chappell, Judy Stakee’s songwriter retreat in Nashville, TN. Claire is excited to be releasing new music this fall.

Gabriel Bass

Ocie Crowe

About Gabriel...

My name is Gabriel Bass. I am from Natchez, MS. I grew up listening to various types of music from the varying styles of my parents and my grandfather who played piano and sang at church. I have been writing songs about 8 years. I have a wonderful wife and 2 children who allow me to do what I love, which is music. I am an occupational therapist by day and a musician for Life. I have 2 albums on all platforms which are titled Fools Paradise and Small Town Paradox. A 3rd project is under way.

Hannah Belle

Hannah Belle

About Hannah...

2018, Nashville Universe Songwriter of the year nominee, Top 5 Independent Country Music Association video of the year. Front person for two contemporary Christian bands. Opened for Sawyer Brown, Bucky Covington, , Jo’el Sonnier, Shenandoah, Joe Diffie, Frankie Ballard, Diamond Rio and Josh Thompson. Masters degree in Education and a BA in Communication. Teacher/coach in the St. Tammany parish school system.

Next Songwriter Night

Friday 12/2/22 • Mandeville, LA

What a great night...we hope you enjoyed it.

Friday December 2, 2022

A night of great original music

Ruby's Roadhouse

Ruby's is an iconic, historic, old-school roadhouse sitting on the corner of Lamarque and Florida Streets in Mandeville, LA. The venue has a well-stocked bar and an enthusiastic crowd.

Format

Free to attend, the event features two rounds of three writers followed by a Songwriter Open mic. Our previous events have had a wonderful atmosphere, so...come on out and enjoy the show.

Schedule & Lineup

Round 1: 8:00 PM - 8:55 PM

Barry Hebert
John West
Michael Epstein

Round 2: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Claire Kellar
Gabriel Bass
Hannah Belle

Open Mic: 10:00 PM -Close

Sign up sheet provided
Songwriters only
Strictly no cover songs

Location

An iconic roadhouse in Old Mandeville

Ruby's Roadhouse
840 Lamarque St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Enter: Main door is on Lamarque St.
Parking: Parking lot on both the north (Florida St) and south sides of the building.
Drinks: Soft drinks, cocktails, beer and wine.
FoodThere will be food options available.

Upcoming Events

Monthly songwriter showcase events

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Barry Hebert • Claire Kellar • Gabriel Bass • Hannah Belle • John West • Michael Epstein.

Friday December 2, 2022 • Doors Open 7:30

Past Events

Previous songwriter nights

2021

Friday June 18, 2021
The Pearl, Pearl River, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Pearl River
Featuring: Barry Hebert, Claire Kellar, Darrell Galatas, John West, Paul Wilson, Savannah Ray.

Friday July 16, 2021
The Pearl, Pearl River, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Pearl River
Featuring: Crispin Schroeder, Elizabeth Ashlyn Burris, Grace Russell, Jeremy Joyce, Kiley McDonnel, Todd Lemoine.

Thursday August 9, 2021
Old Rail Brewing Co, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Featuring: Brother Chris, Cliff Anders, Hannah Belle, HG Breland, Nancy Noone Broussard, Paul Dillon.

Friday September 10, 2021
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Featuring: Doug Stepanek, Joe Sims, Luke Bryant, Party of Two, Steve McDonald, Taylor Mroski.

Thursday October 14, 2021
Old Rail Brewing Co, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Featuring: Ashton Brooke Gill, Bill Romano, 
Chaislyn, Chris Hebert, Evan Fiore, Gabriel Bass.

Thursday November 4, 2021
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Festival Eve Party
Featuring: Joyce Sampson, Lynn Anselmo, Michael Blache, RT Hall, Terri Burch, Weber and special guest Greg Barnhill.

Thursday December 9, 2021
Old Rail Brewing Co, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Featuring: 
Al Daquin, David Gautreau, Pauly D, Steve Judice, The Beach Bums, Wayward Jones.

2022

Friday January 14, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Chris Zonada, Cole Hill, Emma Navarro, Justin 
Molaison, Mike Artell, Rod John Vedros.

Thursday February 10, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Featuring: Amelia Kate Thompson, Darrel Galatas, John West, Jonathan Harder, Paul Dillon, Paul Wilson.

Friday March 11, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Caroline Tebbs, Douglas Stepanek, Joe Sims, Melissa Seidule, Phil Tittle, Serge Villanova.

Thursday April 14, 2022
Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Lineup: Bill Davis, Bill Romano, Hannah Belle, JayB Elston, Michael Epstein, Ricky Windhorst.

Thursday May 12, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Collin Alonzo, Jay Megginson, Joe Sullivan, Steve McDonald, Travis Garrison, Wayward Jones.

Friday June 3, 2022
Pontchartrain Yacht Club, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Summer Sound-Off 2022
Lineup: 
Ashton Brooke Gill, Chris Zonada, Cole Hill, Layla Musslewhite, Paul Childers, Savannah Ray.

Performing emcee: Greg Barnhill

Friday June 17, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Al D'Alquin, 
ChaislynElectric Blue YonderEmma NavarroMichael Blache, Ryan Perea.

Friday July 22, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Caroline Tebbs, 
Gary RaganHannah BelleLynn AnselmoSavrayaTodd Lemoine.

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Brother Chris • Darrell Galatas • Douglas Stepanek • Joe Sims • Melissa Seidule • Paul Wilson

Thursday August 4, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

Claire Kellar • Cliff Anders • James Best • Pauly D • Robert Eustis • Weber Candilora.

Friday August 19, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Ashton Brooke Gill • Evan Fiore • Jay Megginson • Steve Judice • Taylor Mroski • The Beach Bums.

Friday September 2, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

Jonathan Harder • Missi Spinosa • Peggy Clark • Ted Hefko • Tony Poole • Vivian.

Friday September 23, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Bryan Hoff • Dave Comeaux • HG Breland • Ocie Crowe • RT Hall • Travis Garrison.

Friday October 7, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

BOGUE FALAYA PARK, COVINGTON, LA

In partnership with the Bluesberry Festival

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Darrell Galatas • Paul Wilson

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hannah Belle • Melissa Seidule

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Cole Hill • Travis Garrison

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Joe Sims • Claire Kellar

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM JayB Elston • Jay Megginson

Saturday October 8, 2022

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P. O. Box 23, Mandeville, LA 70470

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