The songwriters block features three songwriters playing their original songs in a round-robin fashion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The sessions are organized by Rick Szikeli who holds them monthly at J. Pistone’s. Tonight's event features Blue Lunch's Bob Frank and David Smeltz. The two graduated from Shaker, one year apart, and started in music around the same time, Smeltz with I-Tal and Frank with the Hotfoot Quartet. For a while we shared weekends at the old Coach House in University Circle. Currently, Smeltz performs solo and with a trio, and Frank is concentrating on solo work. Smeltz is also very involved in recovery programs. Admission is free and food is available along with beer and wine.