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Doors at 7. Show at 8. Seating is first come first served. Ages 18+.

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Join us for a monthly writers' round hosted by Andy Zipf featuring both local and National songwriters.




Andy Zipf is a singer songwriter, director of music, artist in residence and producer living in Jacksonville, FL. His grass roots network of listeners has been built upon years of touring the U.S., predominantly focused on the east coast. Zipf’s music has been featured on ABC, MTV, VHI and other TV/film outlets. He has been reviewed in PASTE, American Songwriter, The Washington Post, Popdose, Atwood Magazine, among other publications. Since 2003, Zipf has released nine albums and scored two documentaries. He will release his tenth record, “How to Make A Paper Airplane”, March 11, 2022 on all digital platforms. Produced by Matt Williams, it features Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant, Alison Krauss), Jennifer Condos (Ray LaMontagne, Joe Henry), Dennis Crouch (Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty) and Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Andrew Bird).

CS Hickey has been writing music for fifteen years out of Jacksonville, FL. After playing for 5 years under the moniker Fjord Explorer with several tours, the release of a full length album, titled "I Know I'm Awake," and a Daytrotter Session, CS took an extended break from live performances to focus on writing and his education in 2016. In 2022 CS released a self-titled solo ep as CS Hickey.
With a new full length album currently underway to be released this coming Spring, CS is beginning to play live once again.

Singer, songwriter and producer Adam Cotton, currently residing in Jacksonville, Florida, is both a director of music and takes the stage as a solo live act. He began showcasing his act and building up his fan base post-pandemic, focusing on the local Jacksonville music scene at smaller showcasings and house shows. He has since gone on to release his self-produced EP, All These Horizons in 2022 followed by an 8-month string of supporting shows through the Southeast. Playing in various settings from songwriter circles to festival stages, Cotton has found his sound in a blend of acoustic blues, soul, jazz and classic Americana. He is currently working toward a new project, a full length album steeped in those influences, set to release in 2024.

With over 35 years of professional musical experience, James Kinne is a multi-instrumentalist sure to captivate you by his first riff. His enthusiasm and passion for music has propelled him quickly as a favorite for many up and down the east coast. His love for music started from birth, and his musical endeavor began by wailing on the drums as a toddler. As his love grew for playing the drums, he began his professional journey performing in a thrash metal band in his small hometown in New Jersey. Realizing he was much more than a drummer, James picked up and taught himself to play the bass and guitar while he attended Hartwick College in NY. By the time he was 19, he was touring nationally with the band Angry Salad and made stops globally as well in Shanghai, China. 

James’ ability to create his own original music helped him to develop his first band, “Chasing Gray”. The release of “A Break in the Clouds” earned he and his band Spin Magazine’s “Best Unsigned Band of the Year” award. Along with that accolade, “Chasing Gray” toured extensively in the Northeast and opened for the likes of “They Might be Giants”. 

2001 led to immense change for James, and he released his first solo project, playing all instruments on the album himself. As James states, “I write and play music because it soothes me, and I hope it soothes others. It is one of the most universal and comforting forms of communication we as humans have-and it is capable of saying so much more than mere words alone.” His talent as a multi-instrumentalist led him to release “Between-2001”, “Fleeting-2005”, “Aletheia-2009”, “Scraps-2011”, “The Other Side of Yesterday-2016” and “James Kinne-2021”. James’s release “Ad Infinitum”-2022 shares sentiment and hope for a brighter futures for listeners. Seven singles rolled out in 2023 and were received well nationally and are available on all streaming outlets. James has shared the stage with Live, The Verve Pipe, Counting Crows, Tonic, Jonathan Brooke, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, RUN-DMC, Violent Femmes, Vertical Horizon and played alongside Marty Floyd of the Freddy Jones Band as well. 

Aside from his own projects, James has collaborated, produced and provided instrumentation on many other artists’ work. He was also awarded 3rd place in the “Telluride Troubadour Competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2005. Just a testimony to his immense talent and ability to cover multiple genres. From his humble beginnings as a thrash rocker, to placing at a bluegrass festival, James has all his bases covered. 

With musical influences ranging from Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vertical Horizon, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, Jonathan Brooke and Iron and Wine, the release of the new album is highly anticipated. As an artist, James is constantly reinventing himself and looks forward to providing his listeners with a newly invented edge that remains true to his musical genre in early 2024.

Venue Information

Blue Jay Listening Room
2457B 3rd St South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4066

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Blue Jay Listening Room

2457 3rd Street South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
+1 (904) 318-3020

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