Free concert in Downtown's Backyard. The grill fires up at 6 so come hungry. Come Music starts at 7.
Jam sessions are encouraged before and after the show, so bring your instrument and join in. This event is Family-friendly.
This week's featured artist is Tosha Hill.
A wildflower with an easy smile, Tosha Hill sang her first notes in a small North Alabama church at the age of twelve. She was a little shy at first, but soon Tosha was honing her craft by performing for anyone who would listen. And there were plenty of folks who were happy to listen.
Tosha comes from a long line of sharecroppers and front porch singers. Her grandparents were musical and she often collaborates with her father when writing new songs. "It's always exciting to write with dad. We have a certain chemistry and the majority of the time we can fill in each other's sentences."
She and her three protective older brothers were raised helping around their family-owned furniture manufacturing business, so Tosha is no stranger to hard work. She has seen plenty of it.
At seventeen, Tosha was invited to perform for the Governor of Alabama and the state’s House of Representatives.
Tosha has had the honor to perform along side and collaborate with artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Randy Owen (Alabama), Brenda Lee, Donnie Fritts & The Decoys, Travis Wammack, Spooner Oldham and many more.
She has repeatedly been featured at Nashville songwriter events at The Bluebird Cafe and Douglas Corner Cafe and appears regularly around the Southeast and in her hometown area of Muscle Shoals, AL.
Backyard Jams are produced in coordination with Barry Billings. Billings is a Shoals Musician with a storied history. He has recently played with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Billing's song "Brother John" is featured on the 2015 Grammy-winning album Muscle Shoals Recordings by the Steel Drivers and is known as one of the highlights of the album. He has recorded with The Swampers and traveled with Marie Osmand and the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose.