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  • Kurt Fortmeyer

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  • Whites Creek, TN 37189
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  • Americana, Folk, Honky Tonk
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  • NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner, The Nashville Palace, Picks, Commodore Grille, Brown's Diner, Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar, Belcourt Taps & Tapas, Broken Spoke, Drifters BBQ, Hall Of Fame Lounge, Dan McGuinness Pub, The Listening Room, Hobo Joe's, Mad Donna's, Rooster's BBQ, The Judge's Vinegarroon, Antique Archeology COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE: Legend's COWAN, TENNESSEE: 2nd Avenue Café GOODLETTESVILLE, TENNESSEE Val's Place KINGSTON SPRINGS, TENNESSEE: The Fillin' Station MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Kudzu's Bar & Grill HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Von Braun Center MIAMI, FLORIDA: Luna Star Cafe, Tobacco Road ABBEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA: Homemade Genius GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA: Smiley's Acoustic Cafe GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA: Howard's On Main GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: The Tipsy Teapot, The New Deli, The Rathskeller, The Tree House CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA: The Cave, The Skylight Exchange BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA: The Dock House CARY, NORTH CAROLINA: Paradigm RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Sadlack's Heroes, Berkeley Cafe, Deep South, North Carolina Museum Of History, P.C. Goodtimes, The Brewery, The Scramble Dog, MVP'S, Cup A Joe FUQUAY-VARINA, NORTH CAROLINA: Aviator Tap House, Hyphen Coffeehouse HOLLY SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA: The Iron Horse APEX, NORTH CAROLINA: The Little Bar, Pheasant Creek Coffee MARSHALL, NORTH CAROLINA: The Good Stuff ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Tall Gary's Cantina NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Coyote Kate's SAN MARCOS, TEXAS Cheatham Street Warehouse NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS Tavern In The Gruene
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Kurt Fortmeyer was born in a barn and raised in a stable environment, or so he might tell an unwitting listener in one of his sillier moments.
His life was changed irreparably at a tender and impressionable age when he was subjected to Roger Miller, Allan Sherman, Chubby Checker, and Trini Lopez.
His first solo show was at the HOLE IN THE WALL SALOON in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the late '70s, influenced by Jack Kerouac, Jesse Winchester, and Townes Van Zandt, he hitchhiked coast-to-coast, playing in the streets and parks of New Orleans, New York, Memphis, and San Francisco.
Brandishing his acoustic guitar and harmonicas, and writing and playing original songs with a traditional bent, Kurt has been found in venues as wide-ranging as Montessori Schools, motorcycle bars, restaurants, and rest homes. He has performed at THE FESTIVAL FOR THE ENO, THE CASTALIAN SPRINGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL and THE HAW RIVER FESTIVAL.

In 1994, he became a member of NSAI.
In 1995, Kurt was honored with inclusion in the “Music of North Carolina” series at the NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY in Raleigh.
In 1997, Kurt and his wife Nina opened HYPHEN COFFEEHOUSE in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina which quickly built a reputation as a must-play venue for traveling singer/songwriters.
In 2003, the Fortmeyers closed the Hyphen and began preparing for a move to Nashville, Tennessee.
Kurt has shared the stage with Grammy-winning songwriters Steve Leslie and R.L. Castleman. and Hall Of Fame songwriters Don Wayne and Jimmy Payne. He has opened shows for many artists including Livingston Taylor, Emmylou Harris, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
As at home in front of a microphone as he is on a front porch, Kurt plays real music, by, for, and about real people. Amen.

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