Crossroads announces songwriter series

Nashville, Tennessee, recording artists Gabe Lee and Harper O’Neill will be featured in the opening event of a songwriter series announced by the Crossroads Music Team.

The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 7 at the Jackson County Visitor Center, 100 N. Broadway St., Seymour.

Shawn Busby, president of the Crossroads board of directors, said the two songwriters will share the stage for songs and stories.

“The visitor center is a great venue for this type of intimate music experience, but seating is limited, so advance tickets are strongly recommended,” he said.

Tickets are $20 and are available at or at the visitor center.

Lee is becoming increasingly known for his ability to detail the intricacies of everyday life, the small distinctions that leave some on the fringe and others in the mainstream and the particulars that stick around long after a lover leaves.

His second album in as many years, “Honky Tonk Hell,” finds him diving deeper into themes that aren’t far from his own life — exactly what it meant to grow up in Nashville and what it means to still be a songwriter there, how it feels to be settling into adulthood and the monotony and occasional heartbreak it can contain and the pieces of a younger time that didn’t quite work out as expected.

The way he tells these stories is through narratives of men on the run, lovers who leave and vivid imagery, inspired by everything from biblical stories to forgotten small towns and the people who inhabit them.

Native to Richardson, Texas, O’Neill is an up-and-coming voice in the Nashville country music scene. Her Texas songwriting roots mixed with sonic influences from genres like southern soul and rock make her style sound fresh and uniquely her own. She pulls inspiration from writers and artists she admires like Patty Griffin, Carole King, Haim and Lucie Silvas.

She recently joined the roster at True Grit Talent Agency and is excited to tour her highly anticipated debut album, set to come out this year.

The second event in the songwriter series will feature Jackson County’s own voice in Nashville, Stephanie Lambring, with Nicholas Jamerson at 7 p.m. May 5 at the visitor center. Tickets for that show also are available at