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The Makers Series Ft: Jeff Carl, Ross Livermore, Joseph Aaron and James Droll

July 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm



Fresh to Nashville in 2016 by way of New York City, Jeff Carl’s been working hard at placing his musical roots in town. The 27 year old songwriter, known for his dynamic vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and timeless piano-based melodies, spent last year recording and releasing his sophomore EP, Survive, touring the East Coast, performing festivals, and playing the local scene. He also made it onto the radar of Nashville’s biggest independent radio station, Lightning100, having received the honor of “Artist of the Week” last September, two-time “DJ Pick of the Week” before then, and consistent rotational spins since. This year, he’s performed at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and is now back in the studio working on his first full-length album, evolving a new kind of sound for his next chapter.









Since he first picked up a guitar in 8th grade, Ross Livermore has been performing in a wide variety of groups and ensembles, including a stint in a traveling band in Sicily during a semester abroad in 2006.  Since graduating Salem State College in 2007, all of his focus has been spent writing, recording, and touring with his Boston based band, aptly named the Ross Livermore Band. In October 2015 Livermore made the move down to Nashville, TN and since then he has thrived as a writer and artist, and recently recorded his fifth record set for release in summer 2017.

Born in rural Ohio and currently based in Nashville, James Droll is an artist who takes the good with the bad. His collection of soul-searching songs explores the heart after the fall of a relationship, something that connects anyone who listens. The dark pop tunes are filled with stunning lyrics, tight harmonies, and swelling chords that reach right into the heart and twist with the sweetest of pain.

James Droll made his debut with his song ‘Wall’ which was placed on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ and quickly charted on the Spotify U.S. and Global Viral Charts. Droll has plans to release even more gut-wrenching pop in 2017, so keep on listening to this exciting young songwriter.

With the mountain backwoods of Virginia as his childhood home, Joseph grew up with wildly different musical influences ranging from the compelling songwriting icon James Taylor to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s own Billy Powell; from Elton John to The Fray. “The idea of narrative,” says Joseph, “of a story arc, is very strong where I come from, and is a large part of my music now. It has a tremendous effect on my art.”

Hip-hop and soul also acts as an urban contrast to the rootsier inspirations of his childhood. The compelling rhythm often drives home the strong narrative arc found in many of his songs. Of course, honesty in his own struggles as a human being often take center stage in his art. Joseph takes his own relatable feelings of self-doubt and fear and turns them into something of purpose.

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July 6
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Listening Room Cafe
618 4th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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(615) 259-3600

*Ticket Policy*

All show tickets are final. No refunds. Lineup subject to change at artists discretion. During shows, we are truly a “LISTENING ROOM” and will expect conversations be kept to a whisper out of respect to the artists on stage. The writers you will listen to are the ones who actually wrote the songs you’ll hear. These aren’t “cover songs” – these are the talented writers who wrote them. The Listening Room reserves the right to ask anyone to move outside or leave during the show if they are being disruptive to others with no refunds given. Tickets are for “dinner and a show” and we will begin seating typically 30 minutes prior to your show time. We will only hold reservations for 15 MINUTES AFTER SHOW TIME. If you are not at the show within 15 minutes of show time, The Listening Room may release your seats to other guests and consider you a no-show. To maximize seating, it is possible you will be seated with another party at the same table (i.e. two couples sat at a table of four). The Listening Room has a $10 food/drink minimum PER PERSON, PER SHOW. Your ticket guarantees you a seat (if you arrive within the time policy stated above), and seats are on a first come, first seated basis to all ticket holders – for seats closer to the stage, please show up early. We may stream our shows online or video portions of our shows. By purchasing ticket you agree that your image or likeness may be shown online during streamed shows or on audio/video recordings. Many other common questions may be answered by viewing our FAQ section on our website – Thank you, and we look forward to having you at the show!