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  • First Note presents Summer Sessions at SOWAL House

First Note presents Summer Sessions at SOWAL House


Four intimate performances by award winning artists in an intimate setting at SOWAL House.



  • 2 VIP Tickets To Each Summer Sessions Performance
  • 6:30pm Admission For Preferred Seating
  • Private Session With Artist 7-7:30
  • 1 Drink Ticket Per Person



Percy 'Bad’ Bady (Wed - MAY 29th):
A Grammy, Dove, and BMI Award winner, Percy ‘Bad’ Bady is responsible for multiple timeless number one albums and hit singles spanning over four decades. The mastermind behind "I Believe I Can Fly”, his body of work has garnered him 26 Gold and Platinum albums. Not many songwriters and producers of any genre can boast a catalog that's been sung by a cast of star-studded names like the list that reads on Percy Bady's resume.

In the span of his lengthy career Percy has been blessed to work with notable names like Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin, Take 6, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, Bebe & Cece Winans, The Winans, Yolanda Adams, Toni Braxton, Johnny Mathis, Common, The Isley Brothers and many more.

Percy’s extraordinary gift for composing, arranging and later crafting a good song makes him among today's most coveted and prolific talents to collaborate with.

Jon Michael Ogletree (Wed - JUN 26th):
Jon Michael Ogletree, known from Birmingham, AL, has graced the stage of “America's Got Talent” and is an official partner of Twitch, recently performing at “Twitch Con” in Las Vegas. His music career has taken him around the country, and thanks to his streaming audience, his music is also enjoyed in over 150 countries every month. He considers himself blessed enough to do all of this by the age of 38, while standing only 3’8”.

In addition to his impressive career as a professional pianist, Jon Michael is also a successful YouTuber, blogger, motivational speaker, church pianist, adjunct professor, and most recently the founder of a foundation aimed at enriching the lives of people with dwarfism.

Caitlin Cannon (Wed - JUL 31st):
According to Saving Country Music, Caitlin Cannon is “not a songwriter for the winners; she's a songwriter for the broken, the downtrodden, the losers, the motherf—s. She sings about real sh— that most other songwriters don't have the guts to broach. A crack pool player and a hilarious person on stage who could have a second career as a comedian, Caitlin Cannon is one of those country artists that slides so criminally under the radar; it angers the blood…"

While Cannon claimed victory at The Songwriter's Serenade in (2023), 3rd place in the Telluride Troubadour Contest (2023) and was a finalist in The American Songwriter Song Competition (2022) for “Amarillo and Little Rock”, her ambitions do align with the above review. In partnership with The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County she holds a residency at Walton Correctional Institution, crafting songs with inmates and says “it is the best thing I have ever done”. Cannon also collaborates with Soldiers, Songs and Voices to bring songwriting to war veterans. Her latest studio release’ Beggar’ (a four-song EP and standalone precursor to her forthcoming full-length album ‘Love Addict’—both produced by Misa Arriaga best known for his work with Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson) is all songwriting chops and vibe.


Nelson Cade III (Wed - AUG 28th):
A BMI Recording Artist & Singer-Songwriter, Nelson Cade III first rose to national success when his appearances on “The Voice” beamed his talents into households across the nation. It was on Season 18 of NBC's “The Voice” turned all four chairs with his version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy”. He went on to make it to the Top 20 on John Legend’s team. One of Blake Shelton’s remarks encapsulates Nelson's style perfectly: “He can run the gamut from Lead Belly (Blues) to ZZ Top (Rock)!”

Through all of Nelson’s success as an artist, some of his highlights include having jammed with Stevie Wonder, completing two nationwide tours, having written for Mary J. Blige and Bailey Coats, played with James Taylor, performed with Brian Sutherland and Bobby Tomlin and most recently had one of his original songs appear in an original Netflix series!

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