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Songwriter Session: North Carolina Writers BJ Barham, Jonathan Byrd, and Sarah Siskind

Sep 14, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11 AM – 12 PM

BJ Barham is the front man and primary songwriter of American Aquarium, who just released their seventh album, Things Change, produced by John Fullbright. In 2016, Barham released his solo debut, Rockingham, a collection of songs exploring small town life and rural America, inspired by his hometown of Reidsville, North Carolina. Seventh generation Carolinian Jonathan Byrd uses his folk background to create songs—including those on his most recent project, Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys—that cross genre barriers. He is a winner of Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk songwriting competition. Sarah Siskind has written songs recorded by Alison Krauss, Molly Tuttle, Wynonna, and Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis, as well as twenty-one songs recorded for the television show Nashville. She will release a new album in 2020. Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Limited seating. Museum members and AmericanaFest badge holders may reserve program tickets starting on August 23 at 10AM CST. The program will be streamed live at

Museum Members: Reserve Tickets

Badge-holders: refer to the email sent to you by AmericanaFest for the ticketing link

Advanced reservations are limited, but additional passes may be available on the day of the program. Festival wristband holders must purchase museum admission on the day of the program to attend. Show wristband to receive $3 off museum admission.


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