Songwriters in the Round at MadLife, featuring Zaib Khan, Greg Shaddix, Shaun Foti and Brent McDonald

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Songwriters in the Round at MadLife, featuring Zaib Khan, Greg Shaddix, Shaun Foti and Brent McDonald

Thu · September 14, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.50

This event is 18 and over

Zaib Khan
Zaib Khan
Georgia native Zaib Khan returns to MadLife Stage to share his soulful originals and perform renditions of his favorite covers. With a sound reminiscent of Chris Stapleton, Amos Lee, and Sam Smith, Zaib blends the genres of soul, country, and R&B into smooth and soulful originals that invite you on his journey as a singer-songwriter.
Louisiana-born and Georgia-raised, Zaib is a rising recording and touring artist from Atlanta, where he has been performing on the city’s music scene for ten years—including stages such as MadLife, Eddie’s Attic, Smith’s Olde Bar, Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Social Club, The Vinyl, the Masquerade and Venkman’s. Outside his native Georgia he tours regularly across the Carolinas, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., New York City where he’s played at Rockwood and The Bitter End and Los Angeles where he’s played at El Cid and The Kibitz Room.

It was in 2015 that he released his debut self-titled EP “Zaib Khan” featuring originals like “MaMa Said” and “The Wind,” for which Melissa Crissey of Southerly Magazine wrote: “His personal, earnest, and unapologetically simple form of storytelling carries us through six original songs that pivot between gospel, jazz, and country conventions.” A year later, in 2016, he recorded his newest single, “Is,” with Billy Joel’s former saxophonist Richie Cannata at Cove City Sound Studios in New York. Zaib in 2017 has recorded his latest record entitled "31," a five-song album touching the genres of Country, R&B and Soul.
Greg Shaddix
Greg Shaddix
Being the oldest son of a Southern Baptist preacher and a southern belle from Georgia may not seem like the ideal beginning for a troubadour, but not everything is as is it seems….
Old oak wooden church pews reverberate with red letter readings out of a King James Bible, it’s time to be on my best behavior. Not only is this church, the man behind the pulpit is my father.
The sermon seems to go on for hours, and as a little boy all I wanted to do was be outside pretending to be Joe Namath, not listening to what seemed like another lecture from my dad. The only thing that brought any ease to this misery was that when I heard the music start to play I knew it was almost over.
Little did I know back then, when I heard the music and thought it was over…..Really it was only beginning.

Just like when I felt Southern Gospel music and my daddy’s voice vibrate through those old oak pews, another piece of wood had a similar but much more substantial impact on my life, a Martin guitar.

Through out the years, that old Martin and I have seen many miles since we first met. We have played on a boat in the Florida Keys; it has been tied to a packhorse in the New Mexico mountains. It has seen a marriage, and a divorce. Survived cold Ohio winters and cold-hearted women.

Yes this bio seems to be more about my guitar than about me, but really, we are one in the same. Telling my story though lines written about real life. Not all fact, not all fiction. The songs I want to play for you.
Shaun Foti
Shaun Foti
"Shaun is a wordsmith playfully crafting deep, meaningful lyrics laced with powerful emotion that will leave an impact long after the song is sung. Mixing melody, rhythm, and rhyme while reaching from a vast array of musical influences Shaun has an undeniable style to his writing that blends masterfully into the genre he calls Backporch Alt-Country Blues."
Brent McDonald
Brent McDonald
Brent McDonald is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Atlanta. He grew up just outside of Columbia, SC in a home that raised him on Motown and beach music. After saving up all his money one summer years ago he bought his first guitar at twelve years old. These days he performs four to five nights a week in bands and as a solo artist. Outside his weekly gigs he owns and operates The Echo Mill Recording Studio outside of Atlanta where his recording projects include local and touring artists. Since moving to Atlanta Brent earned a spot on the Sailing Southern Ground (Zac Brown Band Cruise) playing guitar for local icon Franscico Vidal, performed at the new Buckhead Theater (formerly The Roxy), and landed an opening support act in October 2011 on the first ever "Kiss Kruise 2011" with the legendary band KISS!
Venue Information:
Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188
http://madlifestageandstudios.com/