Nashville Nights Songwriters perform at Tower Hill on December 12

LACONIA — The Nashville Nights Songwriters in the Round will perform at the Jazz Bar stage at Tower Hill Entertainment on Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

The Nashville Nights Songwriters in the Round is a collection of musicians who play original and classic folk music. The line-up features celebrated New England artists Phil Henry, Audrey Drake and Eric Erskine. While sharing the stage they will offer a rare glimpse into the stories behind the songs throughout this intimate concert experience.

Phil Henry is that rare contemporary folk artist with a sweet voice, intricate guitar work, and songs rich and sweeping. He's an old-school storyteller who builds songs from a place of honesty, a skill that has earned him praise from the proprietor of legendary club Caffe Lena, who simply stated that "it's no surprise that Phil is finding his way onto the best folk stages."

Audrey Drake is a singer and guitarist whose long history of songwriting has earned her high regards in New England folk circles. A New Hampshire native who often incorporates pastoral landscapes and rural life into her works, Audrey is a spiritually-oriented musician who embodies the connectivity of music. Her formal training combined with real-world tour experience sum up to a multi-dimensional performer who is a delight to hear.

Combining elements of pop, folk and rock, Eric Erskine delivers songs that can elicit emotions, provoke the mind, or just relax the body. With a unique vocal and writing style Eric takes the listener on a musical journey with varied but integrated themes and musical styles. Erskine has teamed up with acclaimed musician Tom Dean to produce four albums, all released to rave reviews. Eric was recently nominated for Best Male Vocal Performance by the LA Music Awards.

The show will feature a short opening set by Mike Rossi. While known as an in-demand electric bassist with Mighty Sam McClain and Donkilo! Afrofunk Orkestra, Rossi has been quietly establishing himself as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Mike's songs rely on subtle shifts in rhythm and harmony, and are lyrically driven. His songs, a reflection of his life experience and innumerable musical influences, are always delivered with honesty, passion and respect.

Tickets are $10 and available at or by calling (603) 366-9100. Full bar and menu are available.