We had a big calendar last month with lot's going on because of Arts Week. We were all blurry-eyed by the end of the month and are still recovering. The Mayor Mike Rollins says that next year April will be ARTS MONTH.
The vocal workshop was a great success, with Debbie Beinhorn receiving accolades for showing us all how to sing better.
Last weekend we had a big presence at the Dallas Guitar Show.Thanks go out to Jimmy Wallace for making that happen. We handed out a hard copy of the Spring 2016 Songwriters Notes issue. You can get a pdf version here. http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/8182067/dsanewsspring2016-pdf-2-4-meg?da=y
We had a lot of fun at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science a couple of Fridays ago. Museum goers who dropped by our table participated in songwriting. There were several songs started and you could pick one or more and add a line or two, or just write your own. WHAT FUN!
The Wildflower Songwriting School is coming up on May 20th with Terri Hendricks and Lloyd Maines. For details go to http://wildflowerfestival.com/singersongwriterschool.html
LIZ ROSE will give a workshop on June 12th. More details later.
For a complete calendar list see #8 Events below.
Members with Gigs and DSA events
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST -
2015 SONG CONTEST WINNER T EDWIN DOSS WITH GRAND PRIZE CASIO PRIVIA
Hard Copy of Songwriters Notes Spring 2016 issue with 2015 winners
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.
Meadows Conference Center
Reviews of past DSA Second Tuesday guest speakers
3. BEST SONGS of the 2nd Tuesday Meeting
|Harry Hewlett, Dori Weaver, Michael Brandenberger|
January - Time to Leave by Beth Murphy
February - My Pickup Truck by Charles Carter
March - Last Chance to Dance in Texas by Rio King
2015 Winner - Waiting to Breathe by Dori Weaver
Q&A With Winner, Dori Weaver
is Rio King with the most wins at the meeting critiques
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE HOUSE - Addison
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
Stephen McKinnell - VP of Membership
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
EXPIRED IN MARCH: Pete Miller, Tippy Balady, Ken Duran, Phoenix Rose, Tim York
EXPIRED IN APRIL: Suzi Morse, Phillip Wildman, Shane Andrews, John Mason
TIME TO RENEW: Ted Pearce, Mark Evans, Dan Roark, Dickey Johnson, Tamara Stamps, Ray Baker, Timothy McGarity
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
May 20th, WildFlower Songwriting School, With Terry Hendrix and Lloyd Maines TERRIHENDRIX.COM LLOYDMAINES.COM
Terri Hendrix has run an independent record label since 1996, releasing all of her music through her own e-commerce store at her website. She’s also conducted workshops alongside producer and Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductee Lloyd Maines, for the past sixteen years. Together they offer an all-inclusive creative experience for everyone from the novice to the actively performing musician. An attendee can expect the brass tacks of releasing independent music in the digital age to be discussed as well as production, performance, and songwriting. Several handouts that delve into alternate tunings and rhyme schemes will also be made available to all attendees. Time is equally divided between the “The Part That Ain’t Art” (music business) and “The Part That’s Art” (creative approaches to all things song craft and production). It’s a Q&A format in which both Hendrix and Maines engage each and every student. They encourage those that attend to bring their instruments and/or their notepads and partake in what’s proven time and again to be an inspiring event for all involved.
All Inclusive Songwriting Workshop
Bring your instrument and/or notepad
Creative experience for novices
Tips on performing
Marketing your songs and CDs
Songwriter survival in the digital age
Writing to recording to marketing
Bring your songs (or not)
Creative experience for performing songwriters
Producing demos or your own CD
Be a successful independent recording artist
LIZ ROSE WORKSHOP
Review of Larry Beaird Workshop
Read the Review of the Roy Elkins Workshop
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
5 DSA Open Mic at Half Price Books
10 DSA Second Tuesday Meeting - John Bryant
14 Texas Tunes Series with Michael Martin Murphy at MCL Grand, Lewisville
16 Song Swap at Tinos
17 DSA Showcase at Sons of Hermann Hall
19 DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers
20 Wildflower Songwriting School
20 - 22 Wildflower Festival, Richardson, Tx
28 DSA Showcase at Angelas
30 DSA Open Mic at Kitchen Cafe
9 - 12 Idyllwild Listening Room Songwriters Retreat
11 Liz Rose in the Round at the Kessler
12 Liz Rose Workshop
2 Texas Tunes Series with Marcia Ball at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
10 Walt Wilkins at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
9. Featured Articles:
D'Drum Video with John Bryant