Water Wheel Rounds at Lost River Cave

The songwriter rounds held monthly at Lost River Cave feature very accomplished songwriters from the Bluegrass State, Nashville and as far away as Toronto, Canada. These shows provide an opportunity for those attending to hear original songs (many of them having been hits) performed by the people who actually wrote them. The concept of the “round” was developed at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville. Most of the writers who play at the Lost River Cave songwriter shows have performed numerous times at the Bluebird and other leading venues in Nashville.

In a round, songwriters sit in a circle or row and play one original song at a time, frequently telling where the idea for the song originated or how it was recorded. The shows are held in a quiet, listener friendly setting. The rounds at Lost River Cave are hosted by songwriter/recording artist Dan Modlin of the Americana duo, Modlin&Scott. The songwriter shows are held the second Monday evening of each month.




Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended. Seats can be reserved by emailing Dan Modlin or calling 270.782.5263.

For more information, contact Dan Modlin by email or call 270.782.5263.

2017 Water Wheel Rounds Schedule

May 8, 2017: Paul Jefferson

Cover: $10 • 6:00pm-8:30pm

Outstanding Nashville songwriter and recording artist Paul Jefferson and the Americana duo Modlin&Scott (Dan Modlin and Dave Scott) will play their original, acoustic songs in a historic, listener friendly setting. Paul, who wrote “You’re Not My God” with country star Keith Urban, recently released a new album titled “Brookhaven Road.” The Modlin&Scott album,”One More Chance to Play” hit the top five of the Air Play Direct Global Americana Download charts last year. The excellent Franklin, KY songwriter, Tommy Johnson will be the Special Guest and will get the music started at 6:05pm.

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August 14, 2017: Melissa Bollea Rowe & Steve Goodie

Cover: $10 • 6:00pm-8:30pm

Outstanding Nashville songwriter/Music Row publisher Melissa Bollea Rowe, Bluebird Café Songwriter Night Host Steve Goodie, and singer-songwriter Dan Modlin of the duo, Modlin&Scott, will play their original, acoustic songs at the River Birch Room at Lost River Cave. Melissa has written songs recorded by numerous artists, has placed songs in movies, and has written jingles for national advertising campaigns. She has also mentored dozens of young songwriters trying to break into the business in Nashville. Steve is an innovative songwriter and one of the funniest writers in Nashville. His sense of humor is one of the key reasons hundreds of people line up each Sunday evening to try to get a seat to the show he hosts at the legendary Bluebird in Nashville. Music will start at 6:05 pm. Reservations are highly recommended for this show.

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September 11, 2017: Anne Buckle & Scott Southworth

Cover: $10 • 6:00pm-8:30pm

Outstanding Nashville songwriters Anne Buckle and Scott Southworth will join Dan Modlin in the round at the River Birch Room at Lost River Cave. Scott, the broadcast host of the Music Row Show, has earned widespread recognition for the album he released late last year, which placed him in the top ten in Ireland on the Air Play Direct Global Alt-Country charts. Anne is an accomplished fiddle player and songwriter and a Harvard graduate. She’s also one of the few people in the world who can honestly say they played fiddle on stage with Charlie Daniels! Music will start at 6:05pm and will run until 8:30pm. Reservations are highly recommended.

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October 9, 2017: Tia McGraff & Joe Hash

Cover: $10 • 6:00pm-8:30pm

Canadian songwriter Tia McGraff will join Nashville songwriter Joe Hash (“The H Word”) and Dan Modlin of Modlin&Scott (“Jean and the River”), in the round. Tia and her husband, Tommy Parham, have toured extensively, playing across Ireland, Canada, and the United States in recent months in support of her “Crazy Beautiful” album. Joe is an award-winning songwriter who regularly performs at top songwriting festivals and venues in Nashville. Reservations are highly recommended.

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