Our annual song contest is well underway with a deadline of Sept 30th. See #1 below for details.
The Girls of Nashville Workshop that was held on Sunday, June 12, at Sons of Hermann Hall was a big success.Thanks go to Business Council For the Arts for conceiving the event and asking us to partner with them. Harry Hewlett posted it live on our facebook page here: https://m.facebook.com/dallassongwriters/
|Ashley Ray, Heather Morgan, and Liz Rose tellin' it like it is.|
Elizabeth Wills cancelled her speaking engagement for the June 2nd Tuesday meeting. We hope to reschedule and will let you know. Instead, we had one of our famous co-write sessions. We split into 4 groups, so fun was had by all. Come out to our open mics and I'll play you my groups gem of a song, "Aransas Bay".
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've announced the Winter Lyric Contest winners. See #5 below.
Mark your calendar for the DSA Picnic Jam and Pool Party on Saturday, August 13.
Did you know we are live streaming on Facebook? Thans to Harry Hewlett you can view some of our open mics in a live stream on Facebook? Can't make it? Then tune in to Facebook/dallassongwriters. Want to be on our facebook streams? Show up and perform.
For a complete calendar list see #8 Events below.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - 2016 NOW OPEN - DEADLINE Sept 30th
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.
Charles started his musical career singing in high school and church choir in his hometown of Monroe, Louisiana. Even though his interest in music continued, he completed a degree in forestry from LSU and ran his own Forestry consulting service for 35 years, where he managed timberland for his clients and did timber sales and timber appraisals. In 2007, all of the timber mills closed down and he went back to doing what he did in the U.S. Air Force: driving hazmat tankers.
He has written and sold several thousand jokes to Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, The Tonight Show, Reader's Digest, and others. Charles says the jokes started turning into poems and songs about 3 years ago and he now has written 305 songs. He especially enjoys writing humorous songs.
He married Elise Perkins on 12/12/12 and he has a daughter, Ashley.
Charles retired in 2015.
He would eat bbq ribs 3 times a day if Elise would let him but realizes that twice a day is more than adequate.
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
May - Dallas by Charles Carter
June - none
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
4th Saturday 7:30 - 11:00
7:30--Harry kicks things off
8:30--Loralee Pearman (feature)
9:15--Dan Roark (feature)
And for Aug. 27 we have:
FALL 2016 -WINNERS
IN HIS HANDS © Lauren Smith, Livermore, CA
TASTE OF LOVE SO SWEET © Bill Kapac, Williamstown, NJ
LONG TIME GONE © Ynana Zivich, San Luis Obispo, CA
SO LONG KAREN © Brian Kerr, Merida, Mexico
See results on website: https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-lyric-contest-winners-winter-2016/
SUMMER and FALL 2015 RESULTS
CRITIQUES FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2016
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Secretary - Ginger Stanoiu
Harry Hewlett - A/R
Stephen McKinnell - VP of Membership
Joe Milton, Ken Duren - At Large
Rachel Wilheim - Technology
Marcus Belmore - Webmaster
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, Tamara Stamps, Ray Baker, Timothy McGarity
EXPIRED IN JUNE: Allen Larsen, Marcus Belmore, John Thomas Lane
TIME TO RENEW: Michael Franceus, Mary Guthrie, Tom Prasado Rao, Michelle Boulden, Crystal Taylor, JR Rosenberg, Bill Sibley
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
TONY RAMEY MASTER CLINIC - JULY 23
Tony will be holding a Master Clinic in Sulphur Springs July 23rd (location TBA) immediately followed by a show at City Hall that evening. Cost of the clinic will be $45 and includes a ticket to the show following (presale tix info forthcoming). Topic of the discussion and workshop will be "The Age of Opportunity and Futility: Getting the Most for your Music in a World of Streaming and 100% Consent Decree". High points will cover
(1) Basic understanding of Streaming Services' pay structures,
(3) Critiquing music submissions...for more information about Tony and his accomplishments, the TR Club and new music go to www.TonyRamey.com.
~~Tony will be doing a special Labor Day weekend Spirit of Hank Tour Show series at theGranbury Theater in Granbury TX. Sept 2nd-4th: Friday night 7pm, Sat matinee at 2pmand 7pm show, Sunday Matinee at 2pm.
~~Tony will also be at the VIP Theater Texan Theater September 10th for a Saturdayevening performance. Tickets include Dinner and Drinks.
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 Texas Tunes Series with Marcia Ball at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
7 DSA Open Mic at Half Price Books
10 Walt Wilkins at MCL Grand, Lewisville
10 Fine Arts Chamber Players @ City Performance Hall - free
11 DSA Song Swap at Half Price Books
12 DSA Second Tuesday Meeting - Carter Tunes
14 Blue Rock Concerts - Darryl Purpose Live webcast
17 Fine Arts Chamber Players @ City Performance Hall - free
18 Song Swap at Tinos
21 DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers
22 DSA Hall of Fame featuring the Stratoblasters @ Sons of Hermann Hall
23 DSA Showcase at Angelas
24 Fine Arts Chamber Players @ City Performance Hall - free
25 DSA Open Mic at Kitchen Cafe
31 Fine Arts Chamber Players @ City Performance Hall - free
13 DSA Pool Party and Jam
25-27 Cutting Edge Conference, New Orleans, LA
2 - 4 Tony Ramey Labor Day weekend Spirit of Hank Tour Show series at the Granbury Theater in Granbury TX.
8 Blue Rock Concerts - Freddy and Francine Live webcast
10 Tony Ramey at the VIP Theater Texan Theater
9. Featured Articles:
Find tips and exercises about how to improve your diction as vocalist in my new article at http://www.leadvocals.ca/news/information-for-vocalists/tips-and-exercises-to-improve-diction-for-vocalists.