Darden Smith with Special Guest Bruce Sudano

Mansion on O Street, 2020 O ST, Washington, DC

I am thrilled to be hosting Darden Smith with Special Guest Bruce Sudano at the magical Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC. I have hosted Darden many times and each time I do, I am am in awe. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Bruce at a conference and I have been a fan ever since. The Mansion is a venue like no other. With it's secret doors and amazing collection of music and other memorabilia, you can come and get lost in the magic for hours. Come early. Doors are at 7. It's only a 5 minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station.

Monday, November 4, 2019 Darden Smith with Special Guest Bruce Sudano

The Mansion on O Street 2020 O Street NW Washington, DC $25.00 Cash Bar Link to online reservation in the ticket section of this event. Online Reservations only.

PRESENTED BY SUSIE'S SONGWRITER SERIES

Website: www.dardensmith.com www.brucesudano.com www.omuseum.org www.shcmusictribe.com

A few favorite videos:

Darden

Everything: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww7RzQ0kAn4

Love Will Win The War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMEn8a3OUF0

Angel Flight (cowritten with Radney Foster):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbPAgRJXFYQ

Perfect Moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcZWRiXitJc&t=0s&index=3&list=PLfSeO6x0QtuQEG_8OQFMdiDYS4-9bjSBV

Bruce Sudano “Forbidden Fruit”

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8469311/bruce-sudano-forbidden-fruit-video

MORE ABOUT DARDEN SMITH “Darden Smith is one of the most respected American musicians working today.” — Daily News critic Jeffrey Sisk

Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter based in Austin whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a musician. His music remains rooted in the songwriting traditions of his home state of Texas, while reflecting influences of rock, folk, and Americana rhythms and melodies.

His latest album, Everything, carries a timely message of unity. In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship and service. He is the founder and creative director of Songwriting With:Soldiers, a nonprofit organization that pairs professional songwriters with veterans and service members in retreat settings to craft songs about combat and the return home.

MORE ABOUT BRUCE SUDANO Singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano has a storied history in the world of music. The tale includes an early songwriting mentor in Tommy James, chart success in the 70’s with his NYC neighborhood bands (Alive N Kickin' - “Tighter Tighter” and Brooklyn Dreams - “Heaven Knows”), and hearing his songs recorded by iconic artists like Donna Summer (“Bad Girls”), Dolly Parton (“Starting Over Again”) and Michael & Jermaine Jackson (“Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming”).

Today Bruce mainly writes for himself, and has found his voice expressing the internal challenges central to everyday life. His 2016 release, "With Angels On A Carousel", was a heartfelt farewell to his late wife Donna Summer, which he followed up in 2017 with "21st Century World", an album filled with hard questions, some well-aimed finger pointing and poignant observations about the human experience. Billboard Magazine has now premiered Bruce’s latest single “Forbidden Fruit”, a “stark folky” duet with NYC singer Dina Regine, produced by Mike Montali of the band Hollis Brown.

MORE ABOUT THE MANSION Excerp from: www.washington.org/find-dc-listings/mansion-o-o-street-museum

With over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, The Mansion is one of the most unique properties in the world. We were named #1 for meetings and events by Event MB and one of the top five historic venues to explore by Smithsonian Magazine. We have also been featured in numerous television shows, books and magazines including the Travel Channel’s “Mega Mansions”, National Geographic's Traveler Magazine, The Washington Post and The Washingtonian.

Meticulously refurbished with style & imagination The Mansion resides on a quiet, historic, tree-lined street in fashionable Dupont Circle, within walking distance to The White House, Embassy Row and The Phillips Collection—minutes from Georgetown and the Lincoln Memorial. Built in the 19th & 20th centuries, The Mansion retains many period details (including original Tiffany stained glass windows) and incorporates into the architectural features all the modern conveniences you need – including state-of-the art technology.

Ultra-private and secure, we offer a variety of themed rooms and suites, each uniquely decorated with fine art, antiques and furnishings purchased from around the world.

Having been a haven for heads of state, writers, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, artists, musicians, scientists, and members of the entertainment industry, we offer privacy, security, lodging, world-class cuisine and extraordinary service all in an environment that is nothing short of magical.