We are proud to present songwriters Jonny Fritz, Leslie Stevens & Izaak Opatz for a rare writers in the round evening at Live From the Divide. Friendship comes first with these Alt-Country songwriting buddies and a desire to combine broad humor and deeply personal storytelling within their music. Jonny Fritz (ATO) Records was hailed by Rolling Stone for his release of 'Sweet Creep' as one of the 40 best Country Albums of 2016 in addition to loads of national critical acclaim. LA based Leslie Stevens was credited by The Los Angeles Times that her voice and writing evokes Patsy Cline. While No Depression wrote that she calls to mind Emmylou Harris. Montana based artist Izaak Opatz has been described as the best songwriter you've probably never heard of. As leader of Missoula band the Best Westerns, Opatz dabbles in off-kilter country and roadhouse rock (see the band's fantastic 2014 record High Country).