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Wyatt Easterling and the Inscrutable’s (FJ Ventre and Mike Rosado)

May 25

Doors: 7:30 pm /

Show: 8:00 pm


Wyatt first came to Nashville as a folk singer on the verge of signing with
CBS Records, but in true industry fashion, Sony acquired the label, and the
deal fell through. Undeterred, he signed on as a writer with a new
publishing company opened by former CBS label head Rick Blackburn.

After a couple of years there, Blackburn brought him on as head of A&R at
Atlantic Records where Wyatt signed some of country music’s biggest names
including John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Michael Johnson and Neal
McCoy. He also began working as a producer, guiding Montgomery’s debut
album Life’s A Dance to an impressive three million copies sold. After
Atlantic, Wyatt opened Bugle Publishing Group with partner Miles Copeland,
where he signed a number of artists, most notably Keith Urban and Paul
Thorn. At Bugle, Wyatt also produced Thorn’s debut album Hammer and Nail
and got the future superstar Urban his first record deal.

During that period, Wyatt and Miles had the inventive idea to turn a
chateau in the south of France into a writers’ den they called “The Castle”
where they began pairing their Nashville songwriters with big name artists
like Carole King, Cher, Peter Frampton and Olivia Newton John. In time,
Wyatt was ready to move on from the publishing world, and he signed as a
writer with DreamWorks Publishing, API and EMI where he had numerous songs
recorded by the likes of Dierks Bentley and Joe Diffie, including the
gorgeous title track from Bentley’s album Modern Day Drifter.

After all of his time navigating the many facets of the music industry, it
turns out his true destination was in fact to be a singer-songwriter. He
started touring, including consecutive appearances as a finalist in the
prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest, and he’s since recorded his two
beautiful albums Where This River Goes and Goodbye, Hello. And now happily
we have a third collection of songs by Wyatt Easterling in Divining Rod
that we can all listen to it for years to come.


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