august, 2021

sat07aug(aug 7)8:00 pmKURT FORTMEYER8:00 pm

Event Details

Kurt Fortmeyer was born in a barn and raised in a stable environment…and if you believe that, he’s got some songs he wants you to hear.

Although a native North Carolinian, Kurt lived in California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Texas by the time he started the first grade. His family moved back to eastern North Carolina when he was in the fourth grade. He began playing in his first band four years later.
Kurt became a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International in October of 1994.

In January of 1995, he was honored with inclusion in the “Music Of North Carolina” series at the NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY in Raleigh.

In November of 1997, Kurt and his wife Nina opened HYPHEN COFFEEHOUSE in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, which quickly built a reputation as a must-play venue for traveling singer/songwriters.

Kurt started easing his way into the Nashville songwriting scene in the summer of 2003, where he soon became a regular at such songwriter hotspots as the Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, the Commodore Grill, and Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern. He became a member of ASCAP, and signed his first publishing contract in 2004. He moved to Nashville full-time in 2007.

Kurt has shared the stage with Grammy-winning songwriters Steve Leslie and R.L. Castleman, and Hall Of Fame songwriters Don Wayne and Jimmy Payne, and has written with hit writers Rich Fagan, Curtis Wright, Charlie Craig, and Dave Gibson. He has opened shows for a good number of artists including Livingston Taylor, Emmylou Harris, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

In 2009, Kurt released his latest CD called “What’s Not To Love About That?”, a “must hear” for folks who like their “Americana on the acoustic folkie/country side”.

On April 19th, he’ll be bringing his guitar, harmonicas, and “I want to tell you a story” voice to the Luna Star Café for two sets of homegrown songs, personably delivered.

Time

7 (Saturday) 8:00 pm

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