Discover your next favorite artist at the Memphis Songwriters Series, hosted by Memphis songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart. Mark and his musical guests take audiences on a journey behind the music, sharing personal stories and introducing exciting new works.

This innovative, immersive experience lifts the veil on Memphis’ longstanding songwriting tradition for music fans of all genres to enjoy. Each Songwriters Series performance features three of Memphis’ own seasoned musicians.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

ARTIST LINEUP

Aaron James, young caucasian male, sitting cross-legged playing an acoustic guitar decorate with flowers and wearing his signature face paint of three white stripes down his cheek

AARON JAMES

With a soul dedicated to music and his own self discovery, Aaron James is an indie/folk artist based in Memphis, Tennessee…exploring the mysteries of the human experience through songs and creation. Aaron released his debut album “Nobody Really Makes Love Anymore” in the fall of 2022 to much critical acclaim, exploring themes of love and meaningful conversation, and he’s toured the country for the past several years while racking up millions of streams across streaming platforms.

Aaron James is gearing up to release new music and multiple projects in 2024, and he continues to strive to be an example of vulnerability and self-awareness.


Hope Clayburn, a young African-American female, singing into a microphone wearing sunglasses an holding a saxophone

HOPE CLAYBURN

“Is there no Hope- there is, and she will funk you up!” -Relix Magazine

Soul-Jazz-Funk saxophonist/flautist and vocalist Hope Clayburn is on a mission to move the people. Her unique and energetic style has allowed her to perform/record with an eclectic mix of artists around the world, including The Allman Brothers Band, Snarky Puppy and The Temptations. She has appeared on multiple television programs including the iconic PBS music show Austin City Limits with Grammy nominated folk artist Valerie June and she is featured on Valerie’s new EP of cover songs Under Cover.

Hope can be found in Memphis, TN recording and performing with a variety of bands and with her own funk/rock ensemble Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage. They have a new album/vinyl record titled Y’ALL SO LOUD available now at all local record stores and all streaming platforms.


Black and white photo of Madaline Collins, young caucasian female

MADALINE COLLINS

Madaline Collins is a self taught pianist and vocalist based out of Memphis, Tennessee, starting playing at the age of 15.

With early influences from artists like Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant, and Counting Crows, she offers emotionally expressive lyrics and melodies on the in’s and outs of being perfectly human.