The Ultimate Music Experience

Why be a spectator when you can be part of the music?  HIT ME AMERICA puts the audience front and center with gifted songwriter/musicians who have a passion for music and a drive for writing great songs.  Remember MTV's "Unplugged" and VH1's "Storytellers"?  Hit Me America takes those intimate concert settings a step further, as audiences actually become a part of the songwriting process.  Every Jam Session is an interactive music experience where fans feed the artist ideas, lyrics, melodies...you name it!  Our mission is to take the best songwriters and challenge them to write a hit song with the audience in the most unique and entertaining songwriting session ever.  Part storytelling, part songwriting, and part concert, Hit Me America is the ultimate music experience!

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Friday, June 14th @ Giddy Up Folsom with John Autin & Eli Seals:   Watch Video
of "Daddy Can YOu See Me Now?" moments after the song was written with the audience.

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Hit Me America and Rabadash Records have teamed up for a unique series of Live Jam Sessions featuring New Orleans Piano Man John Autin & Producer Steven Scaffidi along with top Louisiana songwriters. 
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Featuring 15 original songs written by talented artists and their fans!

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1. FUNKY TRAIN - Written by Michael "The Sheik" O'Hara with the locals at Surfer's Rehab Bar and Grill in Slidell, LA
2. MEET ME AT THE CROSSROADS - Written by Eli Seals with bikers from across America at the Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD
3. REBOUND ROADTRIP - Written by TJ Zino, Todd Adams & Josh Sharrard with tourists & fans at Spirits on Bourbon in the world famous French Quarter
4. HARD TIMES DON'T HIT ME NO MORE - Written by Eli Seals, Rockin' Dopsie Jr, and Ewell Smith with the Homeless at a New Orleans shelter
5. I'LL MEET YOU IN THE NEW JERUSALEM - Written by Michael "The Sheik" O'Hara with the congregation at St. James Church of God in Christ
6. CELEBRATE THE DAY - Written by Aziza and the Cure (River Rouen & Joelle Britt) at home with family and friends
7. DARE ME - Written by Brett and Anna Weller with the staff and friends at Mizado Cocina in New Orleans, LA
8. CHURCH OF THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE - Written by Thom Shepherd and Brian Collins with a few friends at Grits Bar, New Orleans, LA
9. MARY'S LANDING - Written by Eli Seals with the locals and fans at The Landing Bar and Grill in Slidell, LA
10. WE'RE STILL HERE - Written by Michael "The Sheik" O'Hara with the residents of a local assisted living facility
11. ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED - Written by homeless veteran Terry Gillis with the help of 400 audience members at the New Orleans Jazz Market
12. EASY BREEZY - Written by Rockin' Dopsie Jr, Steve Blaze, Lynn Drury, and Scott Lee Tully with the kids and staff at Children's Hospital
13. HOT LOVE SUNDAE - Written by Scott Lee Tully at the iconic Morning Call Coffee Stand in New Orleans City Park
14. A MAN IN A CHEVY - Written by Michael "The Sheik" O'Hara with the sales staff and customers at Rainbow Chevrolet
15. WHEN I GET THERE - Written by Lynn Drury with her fans and friends at Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, LA

All songs written in Hit Me America Jam Sessions, Copyright, Steven Scaffidi and Hit Me America, All Rights Reserved
Produced by: Steven Scaffidi, John Autin and Elton Jones
Co-Producers Brad Bohannan & Mark Carson (on "Easy Breezy")
Recorded at Rabadash Studios - Engineer Marc Hewitt

Recorded at Studio in the Country - Engineer Ben Mumphrey
Additional Recording by Engineer Kip O'Connor
Production by Ghost Rider Pictures, Producer/Director - Steven Scaffid
Guest Musicians: Patrick Williams (blues harp), Chris Lacinak (drums), Reed Alleman (guitar and harmonica), Jody Mayeux (guitar), Dustin Hymel (guitar), Ruth Ann Kerr (keyboard), Debbie Pennington (drums), Dr. Robert Miles Jr. (percussion), Chuck Perkins (keyboard), and others.


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"Daddy Can You See Me Now?" Live at Giddy Up Folsom
Written by John Autin, Eli Seals & the audience at Giddy Up Folsom.  This live performance took place just minutes after the song was written!



Jam Session Video Clips

  1. Homeless Marine Veteran Terry Gillis performs song he wrote with hundreds of audience members
  2. Eli Seals performs his country rocker with the bikers who inspired him at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD
  3. Top musicians write a theme song for the N.O. Saints with the kids from Children's Hospital
  4. TJ Zino, Todd Adams & Josh Sharrard write a rockin' jam in a packed bar on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras
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"Rebound Road Trip" was written in an amazing jam session by popular New Orleans musician/songwriters, TJ Zino, Todd Adams, and Josh Sharrard.  The trio was challenged to write the song in less than 1 hour with the audience.  To make things even more interesting they wrote the song at a local watering hole on world famous Bourbon Street with a packed house just days before Mardi Gras!

Watch More Episodes and Behind the Scenes Clips


"SING, PLEDGE & PRAY" features the jam session at the Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD where Eli Seals and his band write "Meet Me at the Crossroads" with bikers across America.   singpledgepray.com

"HARD TIMES DON'T HIT ME NO MORE" is an award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of one of the most unusal songwriting sessions with top Louisiana musicians and a cowd of homeless men and women.    Watch the Movie



  1. Reed & Ben Alleman
  2. Rocker Steve Blaze
  3. Nashville Singer/Songwriter Jeff Bates
  4. Music Producer Brad Bohannan
  5. Singer/Songwriter Lynn Drury
  6. The Zydeco Master Rockin' Dopsie Jr
  7. Michael "The Sheik" O'Hara
  8. Nashville Singer/Songwriter Brian Collins

Hit Me America brings talented songwriters and passionate music fans together in the most unique jam session ever! 



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