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Ozone Songwriter Showcase

Thursday April 14, 2022 - Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA
Doors open 6:00 PM, show starts 6:30 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: 6:30PM - 7:25PM

Bill Romano

Bill Romano

About Bill...

Bill Romano, fingerstyle guitarist, singer/songwriter From Prairieville, LA started playing guitar and writing songs, lyrics, and instrumentals in 1974 and has one original CD “One Man-One Guitar”. Songs on the CD are a mix of love songs, Spiritual songs and character songs played with true grit. Bill has played SxSW in Austin, TX, the Natchitoches, Louisiana Folk Festival, House Concerts, Listening Rooms and plays venues and festivals in S.E. LA and TX. Including 3rd Street Songwriter Festival

Hannah Belle

Hannah Belle

About Hannah...

With a voice like a steam organ calling from a Mississippi Riverboat, Serge Villanova uses his talents with both electric and acoustic instruments to bring you Stranded South Music, dancing music from the South rooted in rhythm ‘n’ blues and hook heavy-pop-rock. With more than ten years’ experience as a sales director in the New Orleans music industry, we bring an enhanced emphasis on relationship building to all of our Stranded South music projects.

Michael Epstein

Elizabeth Ashlyn Burris

About Michael...

Mike Epstein has been entertaining people in the Southern, LA region for almost 30 years with catchy and insightful songwriting along with a warm voice and guitar delivery. He began performing in the Saddletramps which gained popularity for their energetic live shows. Mike has, recently focused, on acoustic shows adding a scaled down drum set and harmony vocals to accompany his guitar and singing. This combination has proven to be a welcome show for folks out to have a good time.

Set 2: 7:30PM - 8:25PM

Bill Davis

Bill Davis

About Bill...

Bill Davis is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is the founder, lead guitarist, and lead vocalist of the rock band Dash Rip Rock, and a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.[1] Davis founded Dash Rip Rock in 1984 and is often credited as a pioneer of cowpunk, a genre that combines country and punk rock, but Davis has said in interviews that he considers his music to be widely roots-based. His work has been inspired by a variety of styles, including rock, country, power pop, punk, soul and, at times, Cajun. His latest album is "Cherchez La Femme," released in 2021. 

The Austin Chronicle called him "the brains behind Dash's brawn, a barroom poet with a wicked sense of humor and a shameless knack for a good lick."[2]

JayB Elston

JayB Elston

About JayB...

In the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, five CD's selling world wide, international recording artist. Professional musician for 40 years.

Ricky Windhorst

Ricky Windhorst

About Ricky...

Born in New Orleans on March 3, 1958,  a resident of  St. Tammany since 1986, Ricky Windhorst is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame for  songwriting and vocal contributions to the eponymous J.J. Muggler debut CD.  Along with  songwriting on various projects, he also fronts the popular local band Four Unplugged.  His newest project is a joint effort with Grammy Nominated and Emmy winning songwriter Greg Barnhill writing, performing & recordingmusic reminiscent of their Louisiana Roots.

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

Thursday April 14, 2022

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: 6:30 PM - 7:25 PM

Bill Romano
Michael Epstein
Hannah Belle

Round 2: 7:30 PM - 8:25 PM

Bill Davis
JayB Elston
Ricky Windhorst

Open Mic: 8:30 PM -Close

Sign up sheet provided
Songwriters only
Strictly no cover songs

Location

Ruby's Roadhouse
840 Lamarque St,
Mandeville, LA 70448-5336

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

Upcoming Events

Monthly songwriter showcase events

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

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

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

Ozone Music Education Foundation, Inc
P. O. Box 23, Mandeville, LA 70470

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity • EIN: 82-3537465

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