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Sun, Jul 16


Wild Eye Pub

Songwriters' Showcase! Muse & Music Creekside @ Wild Eye

Songwriters have something to share with the world, through music, through words, and through their connection. On this special evening, a Songwriter’s Showcase will feature the work of four local artists: Elena Rayo, Paul Kamm, Mei Lin Heirendt and Nory Fussell.

Registration is Closed - there may be tix left at door. Call 446-6668.
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Songwriters' Showcase! Muse & Music Creekside @ Wild Eye
Songwriters' Showcase! Muse & Music Creekside @ Wild Eye

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2023, 6:30 PM

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

About the event

Elena Rayo is a lifelong musician, a singer and songwriter who started playing violin at the age of five. She has released six albums, some from her analog recording studio, Ancient Wave Studios in Nevada City. She has performed internationally on violin and guitar and her education includes degrees in Classical Languages from UC-Berkeley, Cambridge University, and UCLA. Elena’s unique background, vibrant energy, and clarity of purpose shine through her music. She touches everyone she meets in a very special way.

Paul Kamm got his first paying gig at the age of seven, singing in a church choir outside Detroit. He spent most nights listening to FM radio under his pillow before a knock on the door told him to go to sleep. Arriving in Nevada City at nineteen, guitar in hand, he fell in love with the vibrant music scene here. Through the years and with many bands, songwriting has been Paul’s primary focus. He is currently in the popular band, Achilles Wheel, playing World-and-Americana-infused music throughout the

western states. Paul’s longstanding partnership with Eleanore MacDonald has graced the world with nine independently produced albums of original music. Their newest recording is due for release in early 2024. A prolific writer, Paul is always looking for the next song to reveal itself.

Mei Lin Heirendt picked up the violin at age seven. After being enthralled by Isaac Stern's version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, she told her father “I want you to play this all the time.” Mei Lin studied the Suzuki Violin Method for five years and became the Concert Master for the Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra at the age of twelve. Since then, she has switched mainly to bluegrass music. Now seventeen years old, Mei Lin has performed all over the state, released two full-length albums with her bands, and has collaborated with many highly-respected musicians. Her debut solo single, "Enough," is set for release on June 16th, 2023. Currently, she tours with the jamgrass quartet, Broken Compass Bluegrass. Mei Lin writes songs whenever she has a spare moment. 

Nory Fussell has been picking and singing around Nevada County for well over forty years. With a passion for bringing people together around music, Nory has organized many shows and concerts and loves hosting open mics. He currently performs with the acoustic duo, The Earbuds. Nory’s song topics weave through his life’s experiences, the economics of simple living, social justice and ecological issues, just plain fun, and yes, Love, sweet love. A father, grandfather, friend, and lover of the art of living well, he is close to knowing what he wants to do when he grows up. 

These four talented musicians will be onstage together taking turns playing  their original tunes. In between the songs there will be brief conversation around the song, the craft of writing, inspirations and whatever stories  might come up from the moment. It is sure to be a warm and soulful evening. The showcase will be held outdoors, creekside, with the full Wild Eye Pub dinner and drink menu available. For details call 530-446-6668 or email:

Tickets are a base price of $20. However, if you are able to add a few bucks, it helps us to feed and pay the artists better! Thanks for supporting these wonderful songwriters, and Wild Eye Pub!


Wild Eye Pub offers freshly crafted food from local and organic sources, and a full bar with regional brews, wines and spirits, in a comfy supper club, with an easy vibe. 

Pub has parking. Plus, free public parking at corner of Mill & McCourtney, a 2-minute walk.  

**Reservations are recommended** You can make a rezo while buying your ticket(s). We set up and take down our creekside dining area every night - reserving helps us plan and set up tables for small and large groups.  For this outdoor event, seating begins 1 hour prior to the event.  We don't "turn over tables" -  you may keep your table for the entire show. The sliding-scale ticket fee helps us pay and feed the performers. Thank you for supporting live performing artists!  

*Mellow dogs & kids are welcome at MOST events - but PLEASE call us ahead of time. 

This event is presented on our shaded creekside stage, supper club style, with tableside dining and beverage service offered throughout the event. The creek breeze cools off in the evening; layers are a good idea.  

Questions? 530-446-6668 or


  • Songwriters' Showcase 7.16

    Tickets are a base price of $20. But - if you're able to add a few bucks, it helps us to feed and pay the band even better. Thanks for supporting Elena, Paul, Mei Lin & Nory - and the Pub! This purchase adds your name(s) to the guest list, with reserved seating. Fill in the reservation info to tell us who's joining you, the name of the reservation, and when you'll arrive. ***NO NEED TO PRINT!*** Your purchase puts your name on our guest list at the door. Questions? Call 530-446-6668

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