Jeff Silver + Matthew Kahler
Supported Charity for the month- Atlanta Food Bank
8:00 :: Jeff Silver
Jeff Silver returned to his roots as a singer-songwriter after detours composing for musical theater, writing music for advertising and modern dance.
His song Forget About Love, cowritten with Chip Martin and Gary Harrison, appeared on Mark Wills’ gold-selling album Permanently. I Ain’t Crazy (But My Daddy Is), cowritten with Derek Toomey, was recorded by sister-act Southern Halo on their debut CD. Jeff and Derek’s songs Every Sinner Every Angel and Path of Least Resistance were recorded by Gemma Adams and have charted on the Power Source Christian Country Top 100 over the past year-and-a-half.
Jeff has led songwriting workshops for elementary school children, cancer survivors at Piedmont Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Center, and has been one of the coordinators of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Metro Atlanta chapter for many years.
9:00 :: Matthew Kahler
Georgia native, Matthew Kahler, has been writing songs since childhood. Drumming on anything that made sound and singing aloud was one way to get noticed in a family with nine children. In the early 90’s Matthew made his way to Atlanta and became a part of the small group of singer-songwriters, who helped form the now legendary community of indie music, put together by Eddie Owen of Eddies Attic fame. Matthew, Shawn Mullins, the Indigo Girls, Jennifer Nettles, Clay Cook, John Mayer, Andy Offutt Irwin and more started what we now think of as Georgia indie music at it finest.
Matthew is so respected by his peers that he receives accolades from John Mayer saying that “Matthew has written some of my favorite lines.” Kristian Bush of Sugarland calls Matthew “the unleashed one”, and Zac Brown recalls that “Matthew Kahler is one of the reasons I started songwriting”. Kahler is and has been a performer’s performer, a writers writer. Matthew has the ability to keep an audience on the edge with his sense of humor and genuine talent. Live, off the cuff, out of control and within 3 feet of a mic stand is where he’s at his best!