March 16, 2016 · 7:30pm

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The Showcase w/ Stephen Patterson featuring Reenie Hall

Tellus 360 and Music For Everyone are preparing to launch Showcase 2016, season three of the popular singer-songwriter series curated by local songwriter Stephen Patterson.

The 2015 season concluded in October with the sold-out Grand Finale show in which 4 artists from the previous 9 shows each had 15 minutes to convince the audience to give them their vote for Singer-Songwriter of the Year. Mindy Nolt walked away with 2015’s top honors and the $800 Grand Prize.

Throughout the year we will present 9 new headliners who will compete for a spot in the Grand Finale in October. Shows are in The Temple at 7:30 PM, 3rd Wednesday of each month.”

Our March featured artist is Reenie Hall. The opener for this evening is Steve Patterson.

Reenie Hall

Reenie Hall is making her songwriting debut. As a middle school band director, she looks to humor to survive the daily challenges of teaching. Her light-hearted approach to life is reflected in her songs, which are often inspired by comments made by friends and acquaintances or things seen in her daily travels. She believes even the most mundane life events can be used as song material.

She can be seen busking on the street corners of Lancaster with her accordion or jamming on the ukulele as part of Lancaster’s Ukulele Uprising. All of her songs are written with and approved by her pet cockatiel, who she affectionately calls “Squeaky Beaky.”

Steve Patterson

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Steve Patterson first picked up the guitar while in high school because he was convinced it would get him a girlfriend and maybe to third base. It didn’t. But he found that he liked anyway it and kept at it. He was initially influenced by the folk artists of the early ‘60s. In college, his interest expanded to include blues, rock, folk rock, and jazz — none of which he has mastered, but all of which he still dabbles in. He has been writing music and lyrics for too many years, much of which is about old girlfriends and way too embarrassing to let out of the file cabinet. Nowadays he writes, reluctantly, about the joys of getting old. He says that his good stuff comes from listening to the great writers, from Cole Porter to Paul Simon, from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, from Tom Paxton to John Prine … you get the idea. Steve has two CDs out and both of them are really, really good and are available on iTunes, CD Baby, and Soundcloud.