SEARSPORT – Songwriter Sara Trunzo and media sponsor WERU Community Radio announce a songwriter-focused, multi-artist live music show at Mermaid Plaza, 1 East Main St., beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

Presented in the Nashville tradition of a “songwriters’ round,” four songwriters will perform in a round-robin style, sharing original songs and stories behind them. A bit of a meeting of regions, this round features two writers with Oklahoma roots — Rigby Summer and Jimmy Grackle, along with Chris Battaglia and Trunzo, who hosts.

Rigby Summer

Rigby Summer weaves an Americana soundscape that reflects the long road she’s traveled to arrive at a powerful, eclectic sound that has been compared to a cross between Brandi Carlile and Patsy Cline with a hint of Johnny Cash swagger — a little modern, a little old-fashioned, always earnest. Hailing from Stillwater, Okla., she is currently on an international tour promoting her debut full-length album “Geography,” released to folk-radio acclaim during October 2021.

Jimmy Grackle

A Waldo County resident for the last decade, Jimmy Grackle was born and raised in Enid, Okla. He has lived and created art across the country and around the world. A life-long artist/musician, today most of Grackle’s creative energies go toward songwriting and performing with his three piece band, Honeybound.

Chris Battaglia

Chris Battaglia has been distilling life through pedantic poetry, barnacled to guitar riffs, and piano accidents spanning jazz, rock and folk. Diving back into public performance via songwriting, he finally acts on storytelling instincts and a music practice following the development of artist residency Village Canoe, unexpected booking of other musicians’ concerts, and the birth of his son. He hopes to record an album of this work this winter.

Sara Trunzo is songwriter, curator and community organizer (Veggies For All, Waldo County Bounty) who delivers songs with, what Adobe and Teardrops describes as, “a sense of empathy that few songwriters can attain.” Lonesome Highway says her latest EP, “Cabin Fever Dream,” is “loaded with truly touching lyrics and provide[s] a glimpse of an unquestionably talented artist.”

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the show runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Please refrain from attending if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms or have had a recent COVID-19 exposure. Admission by sliding-scale donation at the door, suggested payment is $15 per person. Pre-sale tickets available now for $15 each via WERU Community Radio 89.9FM is providing media sponsorship for this event.

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