Sheri Roberts-Greimes has recently taken on our newest showcase, Capps Club. As host, she will help SiS songwriters put their best foot forward when playing their original compositions at this Kenmore club whose motto is “LIVE MUSIC. DONE WELL.” As Sheri is often busy helping other songwriters feel welcome and prepared to share their work, we wanted to introduce you to her through her own words.
“I started playing piano at age three and was playing professionally at 15 in piano bars throughout the Pacific Northwest. Fate took me to Nashville, which was a true learning experience in songwriting. I played a few notable clubs in Nashville … The Bluebird Cafe was the most renown, and my favorite type of show was the “writers in the round” format. This was a time of true sharing and growth and learning styles of other writers… a great musical experience.
After eight years, I moved back to the Northwest to raise my son and go to college. Through the years I have been on the fringes of the music scene playing with various bands. After a severe health event in 2012, I lost my voice for almost three years. Fighting my way back to the stage, I have been blessed to continue my performing and songwriting. I recently released my first blues CD “Bleeding Heart” and have been nominated for three Best of the Blues Awards for 2017 by the Washington Blues Society. I continue to perform everywhere I can, as a single act or with my band JoMomma! I am also working on my next CD and always showing up to play at a place close to home!
Having played at Capps Club in Kenmore for Thursday Happy Hour and being involved with the Washington Blues Society’s events at Capps Club, Mark Capps and I started a conversation about songwriting in Nashville and songwriting opportunities here in Washington State. Mark wanted to help support local songwriters and wanted to know if I would help host a songwriter’s night at Capps Club. So I hooked Mark up with Chris Klimecky, president of Songwriters in Seattle, and here we are!
As a host, I have the benefits of meeting new people and hearing such great songs. I am amazed by the writing process, and to see other people’s journeys is priceless! If someone wanted to become a host, I think one important skill is to be a “Welcome Wagon” kind of person. Some artists are very shy, and you get to represent and support everyone. Also, a host would need to have some computer skills to promote events. As a host, it would also be helpful to be a songwriter so you can perform too!
Mostly though, hosting gives a songwriter the opportunity to grow as artist, as a songwriter, and as a person! Ya can’t beat that!”
Find out more about Sheri Greimes by visiting her website: www.sherirobertsgreimes.com
Visit our new showcase at:
We are open for the pure joy of live performances. We offer a full bar and fun eats.
LIVE MUSIC. DONE WELL
7620 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA 98028