Devin Dawson had planned for three songwriters to join him for his Bluebird Cafe show in Nashville last night (Oct. 9), including his “I Can’t Trust Myself Alone With You” duet partner Jillian Jacqueline, as well as British singer-songwriter Amy Wadge and former Evanescence vocalist and “Placebo” co-writer David Hodges.
However, Dawson and company got a surprise when pop superstar Ed Sheeran was spotted in the tiny crowd packed into the Bluebird Cafe. Wadge co-wrote Sheeran’s 2014 Grammy-winning hit “Thinking Out Loud,” and he joined in for a performance of the song. Sheeran performed at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium on Oct. 6.
“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!”
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