Ozone Songwriter NightS

Thursday August 19, 2022 - The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA
Doors open 6:00 PM, show starts 7:00 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: 7:00 PM - 7:55 PM

James Best

James Best

About James...

Retired from the La. Judiciary . Married for a real long time . Three kids , five grandkids . Avid equestrian and musician. Choral member at local church for forty years . Played music in college , occasionally attended class. Music highlights : Opened shows for John Prine , Norman and Nancy Blake . Performed at the Steve Kaufman Kamp and recently recorded my first CD of original songs “Days Long Ago” !

Robert Eustis

Robert Eustis

About Robert...

Music has shaped New Orleans native Robert Eustis’ life since he taught himself to play the ukulele at age 10. That first taste of sharing fun through music created an indelible imprint.  Over the past 2 decades, Robert has studied with New Orleans’ preeminent guitar instructor, John “Mr. Guitar” Rankin (Music Department at Loyola University), and traveled nationally and internationally as a student of music, attending guitar, and songwriting workshops and honing his skills.


His first album, “Flying High” (2011) was recorded with the help of New Orleans standouts Harry Hardin, Johnny Sansone, and Andre Bohren. For “The Tipping Point” (TBA), Eustis’ second studio album, (released in winter 2021), Robert teamed up again with Andre Bohren as producer/musician.  Featured performers include John Fohl, David Pomerleau, Aurora Nealand, Mark Levron, John Herbert, and Jack Craft.


Robert’s wry optimism and perspective are reflected in this new batch of songs. The title cut, “The Tipping Point” starts out as a dark commentary on the times, and winds up showing that the human spirit always triumphs. These musical anecdotes of everyday life encourage listeners to keep a sense of humor amidst life’s challenges.

Weber Candilora

About Weber...

Weber, who for the last decade has played under the moniker Engine Joe, is a songwriter from New Orleans. His writing and performing style has been described by some as heart felt punk-folk. Others have categorized his antics as booze-fueled self indulgence that, given the circumstances, may lead to a display that’s unreservedly bizarre. Whether his music touches your heart or turns your stomach, he is a spectacle well worth experiencing live.

Set 2: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Claire Kellar

Claire Kellar

About Claire...

Claire Kellar is from Southeast Louisiana. She attended Young Americans College of the Performing Arts in Southern California where she was selected to be a featured performer on a National Tour. Claire was chosen to participate in Judy Stakee’s songwriter retreat in Nashville, TN and was recently invited to play at the Listening Room in Nashville. She has also been selected to play at festivals like: the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival, Third Street Songwriter Festival, and Bogalusa Rebirth. Claire has been invited to do various radio and YouTube interviews. Claire recorded her first EP in Nashville, TN with Shuffle Brothers Studio.

Pauly D

Pauly D

About Pauly D...

Paul “Pauly” Domingue is a born and raised native of Lafayette, La. His journey as a songwriter began at the age of nineteen when he exposed to the guitar by his best friend’s father. His late father brought him up on classic rock and folk music. A lot of Pauly’s inspiration is drawn from that era of music. Pauly was one of the founding members and guitarist for the band Roaming Signals out of Lafayette. After leaving the band in 2014, Pauly has since been steadily writing and creating new and exciting music. Pauly is beginning his journey as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and plans to release his debut album in 2022.

Vivian

Vivian

About Vivian...

The artist duo comprised of Alana Rolfe and Timo Massa formed in Fort Collins, Colorado. 2020 saw the release of "The Warped Glimmer", the pair's debut full length album, charting #89 on College Radio Charts. VIVIAN explores hip hop beats, psychedelic textures, sultry vocals and glitchy details to create the esthetic some have referred to as "mushroom-pop". Their EP, "Snapsounds vol 1: March in the Marigny" released September 2021 preludes the release of their 2nd full length album, "Pressure Makes Diamonds" upcoming in 2022.

Next Songwriter Night

Friday 8/19/22 • Slidell, LA

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

Friday August 19, 2022

A night of great original music

The Wine Garden

An american restaurant in Old Slidell featuring great food and drinks. They are a great host and very supportive of original music. Like all local establishments in these difficult times they could use our support, so bring a crowd and support our venues and writers!

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: 7:00 PM - 7:55 PM

James Best
Robert Eustis
Weber Candilora

Round 2: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Claire Kellar
Pauly D
Vivian

Open Mic: 9:00 PM -Close

Sign up sheet provided
Songwriters only
Strictly no cover songs

Location

Event room at The Wine Garden

The Wine Garden
300 Robert St
Slidell, LA 70458

Enter: Event space in back is accessed through the patio area.
Parking: Street parking.
Drinks: Soft drinks, cocktails, and beer and wine.
FoodFood service with a limited, but high-quality menu.

Upcoming Events

Monthly songwriter showcase events

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

Claire Kellar • James Best • Pauly D • Vivian • Weber Candilora • TBA.

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

TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA.

Friday September 23, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

RT Hall • HG Breland • Ocie Crowe •Travis Garrison • TBA • TBA.

Friday October 7, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA.

Friday October 21, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

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

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