Founded in Washington DC in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, â€œThe 9 Songwriter Seriesâ€ is a touring collective and live show. In an industry where artists often work independently, The 9 brings performers together, often whom have never met. With little to no rehearsal, The 9 artists tell stories, sit in on each otherâ€™s songs, and share their original music. Itâ€™s nine acts in one evening that canâ€™t be duplicated.
To date, more than 500 different artists have participated in The 9 at shows in Washington DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Fairfield, Boston, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.