The Wildflower Courtyard Stage sponsored by Dallas Songwriters was a great success, with Ian Dickson, Harry Hewlett receiving accolades for excellent sound, and stage management and DSA performers for providing an entertaining weekend. DSA members volunteered to manage the merch table and thanks to Bobby DSA VP for setting up tearing down the merch table and DSA Prez Michael Brandenberger for scheduling the talent and volunteers. The weather was as Goldie Locks would say, "Not too hot, not too cold, but just right!" We love the Wildflower festival and have partnered with Richardson a number of years, thanks to our friends Al Johnson and Donna Hanson. (Please pray for speedy recovery for our buddy Al.) The festival is definitely the best entertainment value for the price with seven stages and lots of world class talent.
Last month we had a big presence at the Dallas Guitar Show.Thanks go out to Jimmy Wallace for making that happen. We are planning a DSA fundraiser with the Stratoblasters at Sons of Hermann Hall on July 22. Please mark your calendar and plan to come out and bring lots of friends. This will be the inaugural Dallas Songwriters Hall of Fame with our first inductees to be Blind Lemon Jefferson and T Bone Walker.
We handed out a hard copy of the Spring 2016 Songwriters Notes issue at the guitar show and festival. You can get a pdf version here.
We have partnered with the Business Council For the Arts to bring you two events with the Girls of Nashville. Hear them perform in the round on Saturday, June 11 at the Kessler Theater. Tickets are available at http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/24511045851595454
Attend the Girls of Nashville Workshop on Sunday, June 12 noon - 4 at Sons of Hermann Hall. Get tickets here and see below for more details.
Mark your calendar for the DSA Picnic Jam and Pool Party on Saturday, August 13.
THE 2016 DSA SONG CONTEST OPENS IN JUNE. See #1 below.
For a complete calendar list see #8 Events below.
Members with Gigs and DSA events
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - 2016 OPEN NOW - Sept 30th
2016 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest Opens in June
2nd Runner up
2015 SONG CONTEST WINNER T EDWIN DOSS WITH GRAND PRIZE CASIO PRIVIA
Hard Copy of Songwriters Notes Spring 2016 issue with 2015 winners
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.
She has a new album release, Every Little Star (available June 3), Wills is featured on lead vocalist and on piano, her first instrument.
Wills will speak on "Producing on a Major Label vs DIY"
More on Liz at http://www.elizabethwills.com/#!bio/j1qkc
Listen to samples of the new album at http://www.elizabethwills.com/#!bio/j1qkc
2900 Live Oak
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
April - I'm Singing My Heart Out In Dallas Tonight by Charles Carter
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
FALL 2015 -WINNERS
1st – Memories of the Future by David Byboth
2nd – The Telegram and the Locket by Myra Litton
3rd – Tear-Stained Letters by Myra Litton
The Magic of Christmas by Catherine Pittman
SUMMER & FALL 2015 RESULTS
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
1st – Trains by Nancy Line and Candy Kattenburg
2nd – Ducky, If You’re Listening by Brenda Peak
3rd – October Sky by Kerry Kean
If I Hold You Tenderly by Michael Roth
What’s Your Plan by David DelBianco
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, Phoenix Rose, Tim York
EXPIRED IN APRIL: Phillip Wildman, Shane Andrews, John Mason
EXPIRED IN MAY: Ted Pearce, Mark Evans, Dan Roark, Dickey Johnson, Tamara Stamps, Ray Baker, Timothy McGarity
TIME TO RENEW: Bill Honker, Allen Larsen, Marcus Belmore, Dorinda Weaver, John Thomas Lane
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Meet the Girls of Nashville
Workshop by Liz Rose, Allyssa Mcheala, Ashley Ray and Heather Morgan
Sons of Hermann Hall
Noon - 4pm Sunday, June 12
* What's it like writing in Nashville
* Learn the magic of writing a hit song
* Pitch your song to Liz Rose Music
* Q and A
$40 ($35 for DSA members and Students)
RSVP here to pay at the door or register online by credit card
Read the Review of the Roy Elkins Workshop
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
2 DSA Open Mic at Half Price Books
6 DSA Song Swap at Half Price Books
9 - 12 Idyllwild Listening Room Songwriters Retreat
11 Liz Rose in the Round at the Kessler
12 Liz Rose: Girls of Nashville Songwriting Workshop
14 DSA Second Tuesday Meeting - Elizabeth Wills
14 - 16 EDMBiz Conference, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
20 Song Swap at Tinos
21 DSA Showcase at Sons of Hermann Hall
17 DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers
24 2 Bit Palomino at Uncle Calvins
25 DSA Showcase at Angelas
27 DSA Open Mic at Kitchen Cafe
2 Texas Tunes Series with Marcia Ball at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
10 Walt Wilkins at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
22 DSA Hall of Fame featuring the Stratoblasters @ Sons of Hermann Hall
13 DSA Pool Party and Jam
25-27 Cutting Edge Conference, New Orleans, LA
9. Featured Articles:
Singer-songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74 - CNN.com
Grammy-winning songwriter Guy Clark, died Tuesday, May 17