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June 15, 2017






The Third Thursday Songwriter Showcase is an ongoing performance series that features the best of Arizona songwriters/storytellers, bringing their music and their creative process to you “In The Round.” Host Eddy Roswell focuses each show on the art, the craft, the process and the often-crazy muse that drives contemporary songwriting. Each performance features three dedicated songsmiths, taking turns sharing one of their songs and the story of its creation. We strive to deliver an eclectic mix of voices–female, male, young up-and-comers, and veteran writers and performers, and a variety of genres and approaches. There is no better way to connect directly and intimately with the makers of original music.


Eddy Roswell, Host

Eddy Roswell (aka Ed Skibbe) spent 20 years touring and playing sessions in bands throughout the West and Midwest. Then he spent 20 years as a professional songwriter in Nashville, 16 of those as a staff writer on Music Row. Now he travels the West, playing his own songs and a few favorites as a solo artist, in a duo with multi-instrumentalist, Robert Hoke, and with his band Phantom Ranch.


Ashley Creighton

Ashley is a songwriter, mult-instrumentalist, and singer who arranged and recorded a large portion of her debut EP from her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She is inspired by any song that is genuinely infectious, and is a lifelong student of the fine and expansive art of pop music.


Aaron Howard

After years of playing bars, Aaron Howard took a leap of faith into the folk touring circuit with with the release his 2014 album of original folk rock, “Heart on Fire.”

He was a Kerrville New Folk Songwriting finalist (1 of 35 out of 800), a performer with British film composer, Philip Sheppard at Sundance, and he shared the stage with legendary producer and songwriter, Patrick Leonard after winning a national songwriting competition and becoming the official music groundbreaker at HATCHfest.  He spent the last the summer and fall of 2016 touring the US and Europe with Heart on FIre.

Starting in December, he’s back in the studio to record a new album. He’s making fast work of growing an audience that identifies with the voice he’s finally found. “Howard’s talent for songwriting makes it clear that he’s an old soul.” Says Yarrow Kraner, founder of HATCHfest. “Even a casual listener would assume he’s drawing from the experience and emotion of someone twice his age.”


Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music Some performances are ticketed and some are donation-based where participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist and venue. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.