A crowd of 40-50 people packed GFE Coffee House on February 28 to listen to three inspiring area songwriters play and sing their original music. Here are some pictures of the evening.
Above: Andrew Rios of Chino played some of the worship songs he has written, including a song called "Awesome God." Some of the lyrics include: You never forsake me/You’re always by my side/Whenever I’m in darkness/You’re here to be my light/And when I’m down and lonely/You’re here to pick me up/And when I’m hot and thirsty/You’re here to fill my cup/You are an awesome God." © 2004 Andrewrios Music. You can find out more about Andrew here.
Above: Janelle Burris shares her soulful music with the crowd. A recent graduate of Cal Baptist, she now lives in Santa Ana. Her influences are Imogen Heap, Lizz Wright, Regina Spektor and Joni Mitchell. Learn more about Janelle on her MySpace page here.
Marie Galloway from San Bernardino ended the evening with her crowd-pleasing Gospel-tinged songs. She attends Gateway Christian Fellowship, and it seems like half the congregation came out to support her. She has many interesting original songs that are polished and professional sounding. Her clear voice rang through the coffee shop and even attracted passers-by.
The next Christian Songwriter's Showcase will be March 28 from 4:30-6:30 at GFE in Highland (in the Albertson's shopping center on the corner of Boulder and Baseline). Admission is free. If you have questions or if you might be interested in playing your songs at an upcoming showcase, e-mail Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get directions to GFE, click here.