Songwriters Showcase Robert Bidney, David Hintz, & Hank Woji
This will be a night not to be missed. Three exceptional songwriters share the stage performing original songs and the stories behind the songs.
Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility.
He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his passion of writing songs with meaning. Those songs define him and reveal his soul.
Over the years, his songs have been covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream recently came true with the release of “It’s All About the Love” in July 2015.
The record examines the universal themes of life. Music News Nashville wrote “His is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.”
The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote that the album is ”an eclectic collection of universal meditations on love, harmony and the things that threaten them, told in a confidently unadorned lyrical style that only an experienced songwriter would attempt.”
A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.
His creativity and commercial awareness merged while working in advertising agencies, where he wrote and produced a number of national radio and TV jingles for clients and worked closely with many top musicians, producers and songwriters throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Bidney lives in South Florida, performs and continues to write songs close to his heart.
David Hintz has been performing and writing songs since the mid 1960’s. For reasons he will never quite understand, he put away pen and guitar for many years until the early 21st century. So after a 25 year hiatus David was coerced into going to an open mic in Fort Myers, FL. Scared to death and being extremely shy he performed a few of his original songs and the world hasn’t been the same since.
David performs a variety of original music and fairly obscure covers, and prefers to perform at house concerts or listening rooms. His songs are about love found and lost, divorce, peace, politics, religion, equality and rebirth. David writes and performs straight from the heart. Whatever the song topic the message is never sugar coated.
David currently runs an open mic in Fort Myers, FL. on Wednesday evenings. He is always working on new material and is currently working on a new collection of original music. David is a local favorite and valued member of the Americana Community Music Association
David has two CD’s RODE HARD AND PUT AWAY WET” 2013, and “OUT WITH A BANG” 2015
About Hank Woji
A self described “Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat”, for over 20 years, as a bassist, Hank Woji played in some of The Garden State’s most dynamic and innovative bands, performing in clubs and concert halls from Virginia to Ontario, in styles ranging from Blues and R&B to Reggae, Rock & Roll, County Rock and Afrobeat!
In the Spring of 2001 Hank moved to Houston, TX, fell in with a bunch of great Texas songwriters, picked up his acoustic guitar again and found his new musical voice as a Singer Songwriter. But destiny turned a page and it was his chance move, in January 2009, to the far West Texas desert town of Terlingua that has most reshaped his life and his music.
Critics have described Hank’s music as being “in the best tradition of the Texas troubadours like Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt and Butch Hancock” and that “His troubadour style also comes very close to the style of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger, or as we heard on ‘Nebraska’ from Bruce Springsteen”
Since 2005, Hank has released five self produced CDs: Medallion, American Dreams, There Was A Time, Holy Ghost Town and The Working Life. He also produced, Just Words, the new CD, by Florida based Singer Songwriter Eileen Kozloff, in 2017
Over the last 35 years Woji or his bands, have shared the stage with, such diverse artists as: Jimmy LaFavre, Jonathan Byrd, David Massengill, The Radiators, Hot Tuna, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, Jimmy Cliff, Ronnie Elliott, Rebekah Pulley, Jon Bon Jovi, Johnny Winter, Grant Peeples, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger.
Hank is a proud member of AFM Local 1000 and tours nationally, performing at festivals, coffeehouses, theaters, clubs and house concerts as a solo singer songwriter; with his duo partner Eileen Kozloff as Woji & Kozloff; and with his full band The Hank Woji Conspiracy.