Ways to Help Hope Town

https://www.gofundme.com/f/Hope4HopeTown

Special thank you to Patrick Davis and company who created Hope 4 Hope Town Fundraiser on gofundme.com – he’s been one of our biggest cheerleaders for years – and introduced our little paradise to so many. Here’s the details from the gofundme:

Patrick Davis and 3 others are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Roger Jennings Davis Memorial Fund Inc (Roger Jennings Davis Memorial Fund).  Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Hope Town needs us guys… Dorian has absolutely devastated Hope Town and the islands around Abaco… I know for all of us watching from afar this has been one of the more heartbreaking 24 hour stretches  ever endured and I cannot even imagine what the people of Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, Guana and the rest of the islands have gone through since yesterday morning (and will go through for many many days, weeks, months & years to come)…

While news & pictures are slowly trickling in…  we do know a damage assessment and roll call is happening right now in Hope Town… the Hope Town Fire & Rescue is working as hard as they can on all of this… we also sadly know the following…

Sea Spray – Gone
Abaco Inn – Gone
Firefly – 4 House Gone… Dock Gone… Bar Area Close to Gone…
Harbour Lodge – Collapsed
Downtown Hope Town – Over Half House Destroyed… 
No trees… nothing green… houses all over island gone… debris everywhere… roads washed out & island split in two from dunes being breached.

Thank you guys so much & every little bit here will help… $5, $10, $10,000 it doesn’t matter just know it will help.   ALL 100% tax deductible.

We Love You Hope Town!
Patrick Davis ~ Songwriters In Paradise
SIP HOPE TOWN


Songwriters in Paradise 2019 – more music, more fun!

Do you love music, sunshine and good times? What a silly question because who doesnt? The 2019 Songwriters in Paradise is almost upon us, and its safe to say the excitement is real. 

If youre going to be in the Abacos, Bahamas February 12th-17th, 2019, you dont want to miss this legendary event. If you werent planning to be there, well, you may want to book a trip!

In case you arent familiar with Songwriters in Paradise (SIP), heres a little background for you. It all started in 2013 when Nashville based singer-songwriter Patrick Davis turned what was to be a solo appearance at The Firefly Sunset Resort into multi-day songwriting festival. Patricks first SIP Hope Town had eight songwriters and three nights of music. Seven years later, what started out as a small event has grown tremendously to six days of music, over a dozen songwriters, and has even expanded to other locations.

Now, we dont want to keep you waiting much longer. Here are the Songwriters you can expect to see at the 2019 event. Six days, 16 songwriters, and all the good times in between. Be on the lookout for an upcoming schedule of daily events for SIP HOPE TOWN and remember, if youre not already booked for a trip out here, hop to it. There’s many new flights to Marsh Harbour making it easy to hop on plane. 

Kristian Bush is not only one half of country music super duo SUGARLAND but also an highly successful songwriter, singer, solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer & even podcast guru. We at SIP HOPE TOWN could not be happier to have Kristian join us for the 3rd time this February & look forward to hearing Kristian’s hit songs “Stuck Like Glue”, “All I Wanna Do”, “Trailer Hitch” & many more.

Nashville’s James Otto is a Music City legend as both a singer & songwriter thanks to his decade plus track record of producing hits as both. As a songwriter James has written hits for Jamey Johnson (“In Color”), Zac Brown Band (“No Hurry”) & Chris Janson (“Holding Her”) while as an artist James has found radio success with songs like “Just Got Started Lovin’ You”, “Groovy Little Summer Song” & more.

BIG MACHINE Recording Artist Lauren Jenkins is a Fort Worth, Texas native & Charlotte, NC raised singer-songwriter & artist who is quickly becoming one of Nashville’s brightest up & coming acts. Lauren, whose debut album is scheduled for release in early 2019, has the smoky vocals of Stevie Nicks, the honest lyrics of Lucinda Williams & the artistic vision of Ryan Adams rolled up into a unique package set to arrive on the Music Row scene like a midnight freight train.

Wyatt Durrette is one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville history thanks to both his immense talent & his long time creative relationship with his friend Zac Brown. Wyatt has penned an incredible thirteen #1 songs including “Chicken Fried”, “Colder Weather”, “Toes”, “Whatever It Is” & many more.

Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan is a musical icon to many of today’s musicians who grew up as kids of the 90’s, but what most folks don’t know is besides being a founding member of one of history’s biggest bands Mark is also an accomplished producer, songwriter & college professor. The Hootie boys are planning a reunion tour in 2019, but before that kicks off SIP NAPA is lucky enough to have Mark in our inaugural line up where you are sure to hear his monster hits “Only Wanna Be With You”, “Time”, “Hold My Hand” & more.

Ira Dean is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & artist who has been lucky enough to find some big success in Music City, USA. Ira was one 3rd of early 2000’s hit country group “Trick Pony” & when “Trick Pony” disbanded in 2009 wasted no time in recording his own solo albums & also writing songs for folks like Gary Allan, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen & more. Ira’s hits include Montgomery Gentry’s “One in Every Crowd”, Gary Allan’s “Feeling Like That” & his Trick Pony hit “Pour Me”. This will be Ira’s very 1st SIP HOPE TOWN.

Austin, Texas native Django Walker is a singer, songwriter & artist who tours relentlessly on the strength of his own albums while also penning songs for fellow Texans Pat Green and Josh Abbott & even international superstar Jimmy Buffett. Django’s father is legendary country music outlaw Jerry Jeff Walker & with his rather impressive family lineage it is no surprise that Django’s musical path & artistry is both heartfelt & all his own.

Talented multi-instrumentalist, singer & songwriter Levi Lowry is a Georgia native who has a love for all things music in his DNA. Levi’s grandfather was a famous singer & fiddler & since an early age Levi has followed in the family tradition of roots music & expert musicianship. Levi, who tours relentlessly behind his own artistry, has also written songs for his good friend Zac Brown, including “Colder Weather”, “The Wind” & others.

Johnny Bulford is a former University of Florida Gator football player who after a career ending injury decided to try his hand at singing, writing & playing music & it seems that decision has worked out well. Johnny, who possesses one of the purest voices you will ever hear, has also had great songwriting success with hits recorded by Lee Brice (“Woman Like You”), Chris Young (“Lonely Eyes”) & others.

Heidi Raye has co-written songs and toured with some of country music’s elite like Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Jason Aldean, Terri Clark and Reba McEntire. Heidi, who is the very first artist on Hall of Fame Songwriter Harlan Howard’s label, Harlan Howard Records, released her first EP, “Worth A Shot”, in 2017 & since then she has been touring & writing almost non-stop.

Paul McDonald is a non-stop creative force who will be making his very 1st SIP HOPE TOWN appearance this coming February. Paul, who is one half of folk duo “The Sweetheart Deal”, is an American Idol alum & also a work horse who tours almost year round behind his powerful vocals and heartfelt songs.

Channing Wilson is somehow 100% throwback, 100% current & 100% what is needed in today’s homogenized popular country music landscape. Raised in the mountain country where Georgia, Tennessee & Alabama meet Channing’s lyrics haunt you like the best lines of Guy Clark, Hank Sr. & Waylon while his voice carries like the sound of a runaway train falling off the rails in the Rockies.

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter & Piano Man James Slater is a Panama born North Carolina raised Nashville based Music City Legend. James who has toured as both a headliner & backing musician for artist since the age of 16 has written monster hits for Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jamey Johnson & many others. James hits include Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes”, Jamey Johnson’s “High Cost of Living” & more.

Chicago native Chris Gelbuda is fast becoming one of Music City, USA’s most sought after songwriters, musicians & producers. As a musician Chris is an occasional member of The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh & Friends, as a writer he has had his songs recorded by Meghan Trainor, Billy Currington, Frankie Ballard & Dustin Lynch while his producing credits include songs by the aforementioned Meghan Trainor, including the world wide smash hit “Love Me Like You’re Gonna Lose Me” featuring John Legend.

David Borne is Louisiana born Nashville based singer, songwriter & artist who is both one of Nashville’s hardest working musicians & most unique vocalist. David’s style is reminiscent of Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne or David Gray & is an upcoming talent not to be missed. David released a well received EP titled “Break My Own Heart” in late 2017 & is currently working on recording & writing a brand new album.


Songwriters In Paradise 2019 in Orlando Style Magazine

Special Thank you to Orlando Style Magazine for featuring the Songwriters in Paradise 2019 event. We’re already booking for it, so make your plans now. READ IT HERE: https://issuu.com/styletome/docs/orlando_style_magazine_19e8fa1bf7fc21/38 

 

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BOOMERANG AIR CHARTER… Twitter: “Ready for the 7th annual SIP Hope Town??! Check out all the info about it in the latest Orlando Style Magazine! Come fly with us right from Orlando Executive airport! We’ll get you to the Bahamas in less than 90 minutes!”

More details at www.songwritersinparadise.com 


THANK YOU for Another Successful #SIPHopeTown

We can’t believe it’s come and gone… what a fantastic year for The Songwriters in Paradise Hope Town music festival. We danced and sang our way through the island and can’t wait to do it all over again next year.

Thank you to all the musicians, staff, visitors and Firefly Sunset Resort guests who joined us this year it truly was a week not to be forgotten. Check below for some of our favorite snapshots shared through the week for more photos visit us on Facebook or check out @songwritersinparadise on Instagram.


Songwriters in Paradise kicks off TONIGHT

The time is finally here- Nashville’s latest and greatest singer/songwriters have flooded the streets of Hope Town for the 2018 Songwriters in Paradise Music Festival.


You can catch these talented artists throughout the island all week long!
If you’re enjoying the fun don’t forget to tag #SIPHOPETOWN!


NOW BOOKING- 5th Annual Patrick Davis Songwriters’ Festival

Firefly Sunset Resort is NOW BOOKING for the 5th Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters’ Festival to be held February 13-18, 2018.

As always The Firefly Sunset Resort will be the main location for the event, but the fest will also hold shows at The Abaco Inn, Hope Town Inn and Marina, Sea Spray Resort and Marina & The Harbour’s Edge!!

This year’s songwriters are a who’s who of the Nashville hitmaker community with a grand total of 15 writers, singers & performers. Visit our website for a complete list of performers.
And book your stay with us today! s, schedule, sponsors and more!!


Shining Light on Abaco Schools

Thanks to The Abaconian for publishing this great feature on the Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival via the Abacobuzz.com and the amazing good the festival does for our community! Stay Tuned for the 2018 festival dates! 

The Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival has come and gone, and many great memories were made along the way. There were so many great performances during the week-long festival dedicated to the craft of songwriting, but the most important moments might not have even happened on stage at all. This year for the first time, Patrick Davis along with some of his talented friends gave back to the community by hosting an educational songwriting workshop for some lucky Abaco school children.

Twenty-two children from schools across Hope Town and Marsh Harbour came together on Sunday, February 12 at the Firefly Sunset Resort to learn the art and science of songwriting from the best in the business. Working together with Davis, Django Walker, Lauren Jenkins and Calynn Green the kids had an incredible amount of fun and also composed two original songs.

Over the past five years the Patrick Davis Songwriter Festival has turned into one of the premier events of the season in Hope Town, attracting thousands of music fans from across the islands as well as across the globe. Nashville’s finest minds make the trip across the water to enjoy the sun and sand while sharing their wonderful music with the island. This educational workshop is just one of the many ways the festival benefits the surrounding area, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for next year.


Kicking off The Songwriters Festival~ Firefly Sunset Resort

We had a blast kicking off the first night of the Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival last night. The island will be filled with music for the next five days and we are thrilled. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone back at Firefly Sunset Resort for the
‘Songwriters in the Round’ Jam Session this Saturday. 

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Hope Town Songwriters Festival: 30 Days and Counting

We are exactly one month out from the island being filled with Nashville’s finest musical talent. 
Check out the schedule below and mark your calendar – we are looking forward to the best year yet! 


Counting Down- Hope Town Songwriters Festival

2017 isn’t far away which means neither is the Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival!
Save the dates and join us- you won’t be sorry!

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