Songwriters at Play host Steve Key will share the Puffers stage with Bakersfield balladeer Tim Styles, and local fave Katie Chappell. They’ll swap songs in-the-round, Nashville style, adding some harmonies and lead guitar parts.
Tim Styles is a modern-day troubadour. Born and raised in the arrowhead range of northern Minnesota, his music captures his down to earth straightforward upbringing. His dynamic approach infuses the genres of country, blues, folk and rock. You can sample tracks from his four albums at
Steve Key is an award-winning songwriter, performer and recording artist, best known as the writer of “33, 45, 78 (Record Time)” recorded by country music star Kathy Mattea. He recorded for New York’s Fast Folk label, which is now part of the Folkways collection at the Smithsonian. In his 14 years on the Central Coast, he’s played the Live Oak Festival, and hosted hundreds of shows under the banner of Songwriters at Play. His latest album is called “How I Learned to Drink”. https://stevekey.com/
Katie Chappell can belt out an Etta James blues standard, and croon and heart-breaking country ballad too. She’s a strong country-rock vocalist, who digs deep for a passionate performance. Based in Paso Robles, she frequently performs at Central Coast music venues, cafes, and wineries.