Maia Sharp to perform in Songs from the Sofa virtual concert July 16

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The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia and Cat Country 107.1 welcome Maia Sharp to the next Songs from the Sofa virtual concert series Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

The Instagram live event, hosted by DJ Mike Tyler from Cat County 107.1, will feature Sharp’s music, interviews and stories behind the songs.

Maia Sharp, a BMI singer-songwriter, has worn many hats. She has had her songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, and many more. She produced Edwin McCain’s last album Mercy Bound (429 Records) and, most recently, two songs for Garfunkel’s retrospective double album The Singer (Sony).

And through it all, Sharp has continued to record her own albums. Her latest duo project is Roscoe & Etta with writing/production partner Anna Schulze. Sharp has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “CBS Early Morning” and the “Today” show, to name a few. 

The virtual concert series was created to celebrate music with one of the songwriters who will perform at the seventh annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 18 – 27 on Captiva Island, downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. The festival is still scheduled and will include best practices in compliance with CDC guidelines.

For now, Songs from the Sofa should provide an exciting way to experience a quality performance in your own home. 

Songs from the Sofa debuted in May with music sensation Sam James. In June, the virtual concert series featured Jay Allen. The performances are archived on the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Instagram page.

Island Hopper is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia,Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. Visit IslandHopperFest.com for more details. Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopperfest as well as the event’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds. 

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