‘BRRH’ To Feature Foster, Moore In Feb. 9 Episode

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour will feature Chautauqua County singer-songwriter Stephen Foster, in the on-site taping of its next episode Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.Submitted photos by Jamie Probst

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will return next week to highlight the work of two Chautauqua County songwriters.

The next episode will be taped on site Thursday, Feb. 9, beginning at 7 p.m., when Stephen Foster and Bryan Moore will showcase some of their most recent songwriting endeavors before a live studio audience.

Foster, currently based out of Buffalo, is an Ashville native and has been actively playing and performing for 15 years. He considers himself a hybrid musician, blending classic folk, blues, bluegrass and country styles while mixing in his own unique sound. His lyrics tell stories of struggle, triumph, love and heartbreak; winding through the ups and downs, and twists and turns, that life can take.

“Stephen is a songwriter that I’ve watched develop since he was very young, as our families have been friends for a long time,” said Bill Ward, program host. “A lot of what he does is straight out of the Americana vein. He started writing and recording at a young age and has been involved in several efforts, including one that was out in Denver. He’s also done some work on a movie, and I’m very excited to be able to ask him about that.”

Having appeared on the program previously, Moore will make his return to perform some new material. Ward was complimentary of Moore’s playing style and stage presence, and indicated that Moore may either be performing solo or alongside the members of his band DirtTrackRacing.

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour will feature Chautauqua County singer-songwriter Bryan Moore in the on-site taping of its next episode Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. Submitted photos by Jamie Probst

“Every time Bryan plays he always brings a high-energy, eclectic presentation,” Ward said. “It’s always interesting to see what one of the area’s more edgy folk-rock songwriters is up to at the moment.”

This month’s broadcast will also spotlight Compassion International, an organization who exists to match sponsors with children in need throughout the world. They do this by “releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name” through a holistic approach to Child Development. Speaking on behalf of Compassion International will be Sue Ann Holler, a sponsor and Compassion International Advocate.

Presented on select Thursdays at 7 p.m. from October to May at Trinity Guitars, 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown, each show features live performances by two independent artists from the Northeastern U.S. Each show also highlights a community, regional or world service organization.

It will then be aired the following Monday on WRFA-LP 107.9 FM as that week’s “Back Room Radio Hour” show. The events are free to the public, but reservations for each event must be secured through Trinity Guitars before admission. For more information, or to reserve seats for the episode’s Feb. 9 taping, call Trinity Guitars at 665-4490 or email trinityguitarsbill@gmail.com. Reservations may also be made by visiting trinityguitars.com or visiting the event’s Facebook page.