When putting together the lineup for his Bluebird Café debut, Devin Dawson had only planned on three of his favorite co-writers joining him in the round. He invited his “I Can’t Trust Myself Alone With You” duet partner Jillian Jacqueline, former Evanescence vocalist, co-writer on “Placebo” and multiple award-winning artist David Hodges and British singer-songwriter Amy Wadge.
“Last night I played The Bluebird Cafe for the first time,” said Dawson. “For a guy who has revered Nashville, country music and songwriting for so long, this was such a HUGE moment for me. I was surrounded by the people I love and admire and we poured our hearts and souls out like only the Bluebird’s atmosphere would allow. We told stories, played songs people recognized and also surprised everyone with songs (and guests) they might not have expected. The imperfections were perfect and the vibe was truly abundant. Thank you so much to The Bluebird Cafe and my Nashville family for yet another reminder that I am indeed in the right place at the right time. What a surreal night I will never forget!”
Wadge has penned several pop hits, including the Grammy-winning “Thinking Out Loud.” The track was cut by her international pop superstar co-writer Ed Sheeran, who just so happened to be sitting in the audience and joined Wadge in the round for a performance of the song.