68 7 Springs Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
Tim Buppert, Leslie Satcher, & Rafe Van Hoy will be performing. **DINNER MENU AND TICKET ADMISSION ARE SEPARATE**
No other female Nashville singer-songwriter is more respected or more revered than the stunning talent that is Leslie Satcher. At the age of 26, the native Texan made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody. After being mentored at a smaller publisher by many of the music industry’s legendary songwriters, she made the move to Sony Music Publishing where she would stay for nearly 15 years. During this time, she was also signed as an artist at Warner Brothers. While recording her critically acclaimed debut album, “Love Letters”, her songs were growing in demand.
Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.
Leslie’s next two albums, “Creation” and “Gypsy Boots” were recorded independently and truly exhibit the diversity of her Texas roots and Delta soul. They are available on iTunes, CDBaby and every other major digital distributor.
Aside from writing hit songs for some of music’s most iconic artists; Leslie is in high demand as a performer known for her angelic voice, funny stories, the unique playing style and sound of her guitar; but mostly, her uncanny ability to connect with audiences of any size or demographic. Her typical year will include more than 150 songwriting sessions and 65 live performances all over the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
Since moving to Nashville in July 1991’ Tim has not only become a successful songwriter but he has become one of Nashville’s most sought after session singers. In addition to singing on over 8,000 demos Tim has sung on albums by: Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson, Kevin Sharp, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rodney Atkins to name a few and on jingles for: Pepsi, Luvs diapers, TNN and many many more. As a songwriter Tim has had cuts by: Trisha Yearwood, The Wiggins, Continental Divide, Perfect Stranger and Doc Walker as well as the top 10 single by YANKEE GREY “ ANOTHER NINE MINUTES and a #1 single by Kevin Sharp “SHE’S SURE TAKING IT WELL” which is included in ASCAP’s top 50 songs of the 90’s. Tim currently writes for Saddle Blanket Music.
Tim also plays drums and sings in 4 of Nashville’s most popular bands. “FAB” a tribute to the BEATLES, “The Consoulers” a premier soul/R&B group, “Vinyl Radio” and “Live From Ventura Blvd.” two great 70’s cover bands.
Rafe Van Hoy
Rafe Van Hoy began his music career as a songwriter, landing his first publishing contract at 17. In the next 7 years he would become one of Nashville’s new emerging songwriters with 10 number one songs and as many top 10 singles, along with nearly 200 cuts by other artists. In one three- year period he had between 50 and 60 songs cuts each year. During this early time Rafe also worked as a session musician on many hit records, and then began adding producer to his list of credits, with songwriting always as his first passion.
Rafe has been active and successful as both writer and producer over four decades with credits in several categories and genres of music, including a Grammy Nomination, 11 BMI One Million Airplay Awards, 3 BMI Two Million Airplay Awards and beyond, and songs recorded by George Jones and Tammy Wynette (including the classic “Golden Ring”), Oak Ridge Boys, Michael Martin Murphy’s “What’s Forever For”, John Conlee, Patti Loveless, Brooks and Dunn, Reba McEntire, Leann Rimes, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Ross, Issac Hayes, Paul Carrack, and a long long list of others, including Trick Daddy (“I’m A Thug”). His songs have been on records selling well over 50 million copies.
Rafe loves working in all styles of music and continues to stay current creating music in many formats.
For dinner with us, please make a reservation on OpenTable:https://www.opentable.com/balsam-mountain-inn?page=1
The menu will be a prixe fix for $32+tax & gratuity per person. There will be a selection of soup or salad, 2 choices of entree, and 2 choices of dessert. Dinner will include coffee, tea, or iced tea. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.