This unique and intimate series hosted by Earthwork Music artist Nicholas James Thomasma features a small group of songwriters trading songs and stories.
Stories. Songs. Songtellers. It’s simple, really. Singer songwriter and host Nicholas James Thomasma invites 2 other songwriters on stage to take turns telling stories and singing their songs. The performers get the opportunity to share the deeper meanings behind the songs with an actively listening audience. The audience is treated to an intimate look into the songwriting process in a pristine listening environment. It’s a unique and memorable experience every time. The shows take place on the last Sunday of the month Nov-April at the new Listening Room in Grand Rapids, MI.

Stovepipe (aka Justin Stover) is a one man band, singer-songwriter, amateur fortune teller, and soapmaker. He writes and performs his own oddball blend of punk, folk, gospel, novelty tunes. His songs are almost always about horror or love which he refers to as “Haunted Americana.” Stover got his start playing in Maine, where he grew up, and then in downstate Michigan before he began making his way up to Traverse City and then eventually back to Grand Rapids where he currently resides.

Sam Cooper is a music teacher, a songwriter and a facilitator. Sam is currently finishing an album made possible with support from the Kalamazoo Arts Council; keep an eye out for her pre-order campaign. She recently released Lullaby Bangers with Hearth & Hymn - marking her second duo album with Elisabeth Pixley-Fink.

The only thing as good as the show? The drink you have after


A few short steps from the Listening Room is One Twenty Three—our neighborly New American Tavern, serving hearty dishes with modern flare.