2. Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Producer Lou Lofredo is requesting songs for a new female artist he is recording. See the post on the members only yahoo group.
Songwriting Contests to watch for the Spring are Wildflower, BW Stevenson, and Kerrville. See #10 for contest details.
Some postings of note on our website.
Students request help for songwriting survey
Inaugural Sons of Hermann Showcase
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST -
WINNERS ANNOUNCED DEC. 8 AT THE AWARDS DINNER
2nd Runner up
2001 - 2007 Winners Compilation CDs available at the DSA store
All winning songs are on a CD Compilation that was given out at the Awards Ceremony. To get any 3 double CD's simply make a quarter note donation to DSA through our online store and send us an email to request which 3 years of Cd's you want us to mail you.
FEBUARY 9th: Interview With Maria Elena Holly
In the Fall of 1994, in order to fulfill a classroom assignment, a 12 year old Dallas 7th grader walked across the street, with her tape recorder, and interviewed Maria Elena Holly, wife and widow of the legendary Buddy Holly. The questions were very well thought out, and the little girl did an excellent job in getting Maria to open up and give a very touching and factual account of the real Buddy Holly and their short life together. My niece was this 7th grader's teacher, and has loaned me a 28 minute recording of the interview. Our DSA program on Feb. 9, 2016, will be this recorded interview, preceded and followed by one or two Buddy Holly and the Crickets hit songs, a few historical comments, and some discussion. It promises to be a very unique, one-of-a-kind program. You don't want to miss it!
If you want to bone up on Buddy and Maria, are a few good uTube links:
Buddy Holly --That'll Be The Day--Peggy Sue--Oh Boy
Buddy Holly Interview with Ronnie King
Buddy & Maria Elena Holly
Maria Elena: My Life with Buddy (Buddy Holly), Interview by Don McLean
"Buddy meets"... Maria Elena Holly (part 1) from The Buddy Holly Story
“Buddy meets” Maria Elena Holly (part 2) from The Buddy Holly Story
Center For Community Cooperation
Reviews of past DSA Second Tuesday guest speakers
3. BEST SONGS of the 2nd Tuesday Meeting
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE HOUSE - Addison
4th Saturday 7:30 - 11:00
7:30, Buck’n Harry
7:50, Bill Sibley
8:35, Lynn McCracken
8:55 Craig St. Clair
9:15, James Pappas
10:00, Marcus Belmore
10;20, Lisa Byrn?
10:40, Marjorie Lindsey?
October Sky by Kerry Kean
If I Hold You Tenderly by Michael Roth, Dulles, VA
Ducky, If You're Listening by Brenda Peak, Council Bluff, IA
Trains by Nancy Line and Candy Kattenburg, Martinez, CA
What's Your Plan by David DelBianco, Wrightstown, PA
SPRING 2015 - WINNERS
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Harry Hewlett - A&R
Joe Milton, Ken Duren - At Large
NEW MEMBERS: Have you joined our member only yahoo group where you can talk with the group and get special offers and last minute updates on events? subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renew your membership online.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Great news for Richard Leigh fans and friends with a passion for songwriting! This is your opportunity to spend 3 1/2 days learning from award-winning songwriters, Richard Leigh~Hall of Fame and SESAC Legacy Songwriter, Hugh Prestwood~Hall of Fame, Keith Stegall, Wendell Mobley and host D Vincent Williams.
"Writing In The Red Rocks" includes songwriting and music industry sessions during the day and dinner performances with each of the 5 featured writers in the evenings. Plus a trip to #Zionnationalpark.
Have you always wondered if your songs are good enough? Visit www.writingintheredrocks.com for event details, submit your original song for critique by Nashville's finest hit-makers and join us March 31-April 3 for this incredible songwriter symposium with some of Nashville's finest!
Coming May 20th, WildFlower Songwriting School, With Terry Hendrix and Lloyd Maines
Read the Review of the Roy Elkins Workshop
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
1 DSA SongSwap at Half Price Books
4 DSA Open Mic at Half Price Books
9 DSA Second Tuesday Workshop Meeting and Critiques at CCC
15 DSA SongSwap at Tino's Too
16 DSA Showcase at Sons of Hermann Hall
18 DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers
27 DSA Showcase at Angela's
29 DSA Open Mic at Kitchen Cafe
29 Deadline Kerrville New Folk Contest
1 Deadline for Wildflower Songwriting Contest
11 - 20 SXSW
16 - Deadline for BW Stevenson Contest
22 - May 1 New Orleans Jazz Fest http://www.nojazzfest.com/
29 - May 1 Dallas International Guitar Show, Market Hall, Dallas, Tx
20 - 22 Wildflower Festival, Richardson, Tx
9. Featured Articles:
WILDFLOWER SONGWRITING CONTEST
THE 28th B.W. STEVENSON MEMORIAL SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION:
ENTRY DEADLINE 4/15/2016
$1000 GRAND PRIZE!!!
CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON THE B.W. STEVENSON SINGER-SONGWRITERS COMPETITION