This Is Your Song is a musical competition in collaboration with Funkadelic Studios and Bowery Arts + Science.
Originally hosted by John Arthur Greene & Ryan Vona, we are reviving this show with AJ Smith at the helm!
At the end of the evening, the audience picks their favorite ORIGINAL SONG, and the songwriter receives a special prize, sponsored by Funkadelic Studios and The Artist Co-Op!
All musicians welcome to submit; Message @ajsmithmusic on Facebook beforehand to get a spot! 8-minute/2 song slots; $10 at the door. We've got a piano, a bass amp, a drum kit (bring your own sticks & cymbal), and a DI to hook into our system.
Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
About the host:
Denver-born songwriter and artist AJ Smith has opened for The Eagles and Lindsey Stirling, performed in the off-Broadway and West End hit Close to You: Burt Bacharach Reimagined, and has been featured on radio stations including iHeart’s DC101, Z100, and Eagle 97.7. Smith plays ten instruments and his style is born out of his genre-crossing experiences including touring as fiddler in folk-bluegrass band The Circuit Riders, winning Best Original Performance in NYU’s prestigious 2011 UltraViolet Live Talent Competition (the same contest in which Lady Gaga competed as a student), and charting at #3 in Australia for his club track “Summertime,” praised by BeatMyDay for Smith’s “majestic vocals.” Having received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in songwriting and film scoring from New York University, Smith has studied and worked with songwriting greats including Glenn Frey, Roseanne Cash, Phil Galdston, and Barry Eastmond. Smith’s mastery of songwriting led to his recognition by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Carole Bayer Sager Songwriting Scholarship.
Kirsten is an insightful singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, NY. She uses songwriting as a tool to better understand her emotional life and create space in her heart. Her guitar knows a lot of secrets. My Name’s Not Kristen, her totally homemade EP, can be found on Bandcamp.