Happy Spring! Yes, St Patty's Day is just around the corner and then Easter. The redbuds are blooming here in Texas. I have one white Iris blooming among the redbuds and forsythia. Music festivals also bloom at this time of year, starting with the Ft Worth Music Festival, then SXSW during spring break, Dallas Guitar Festival, Wildflower Fest, Deep Ellum Community Arts Festival, and Kerrville Folk.
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Besides our regular monthly events, our big event for March is the DSA Members and Community Virtual Awards on March 25 where we will honor songwriters with the Song of the Year Award and the Vern Dailey Songwriter of the Year Award. There will be performances by our member contestants Wayne Willingham, Troy Enslee, Ace Pounder, Alexis Tapp, Wayne Gathright, Rio King, Bill Martin, Michael Brandenberger, Michael Roth, Harry Wolf, and Barbara McMillen. Community partners, Opening Bell, Tone Shop, Patty Allen Driver, and Guitarlington. I hope you will tune into our facebook page for the live stream and later watch it on our youtube channel. While you're there, please subscribe to our channel. https://www.youtube.com/@dallassongwriters_official2702 - Thanks to our judge Jamey Shannon who had a hard job. The scores were very close.
For a list of the competing songs go to the Best Songs of the Meeting Page: https://bestsongsofthemeeting.blogspot.com/2022/03/
Also, our special event for April is the DSA Hall of Fame 2023 -
The 2023 Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 15 at Love and War in Texas, streamed live to Facebook. Inductees are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Sly and Family Stone (Dance to the Music), Roger Miller, Jim Collins (Damn Strait), Selena Gomez and Buddy Magazines Ron McKeown and Stoney Burns. see who is performing what songs form our inductees as the program develops. https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com
We celebrated our song contest winners on Saturday, January 14 live streamed to Facebook. The awards were presented by Barbara McMillen, Alexis Tapp, Bob Ehlert, Bill Martin, Dorinda Duncan, Bobby Smith, Bobby Montgomery, Michael Brandenberger, and Roy Elkins. Performances were by Emma James, Joli Reiman, Rick Valente, Kent Strong, Kevin Toqe, Wayne Gathright, Ava Della Pietra, Rio King, Mike Ryan, Michael Roth, and Harri Wolf. Our technical staff is Harry Hewlett and Troy Enslee.
The FIRST THURSDAY VIRTUAL MEETING WORKSHOP is held monthly and features a guest speaker and song critiques. It is streamed live to facebook. Our guest speaker is Tony Ramey. See below for details and the Zoom meeting link.
Our virtual open mic is still occurring every Wednesday 7 - 9. Join us via the Zoom meeting number. 617 432 0082 or just watch on the Dallas Songwriters Facebook page as we stream live. Some of our members, who are home bound or from out of town depend on this weekly opportunity to share their songs. The hosting duties are shared by Bill Martin, Allen Larson, Seth Ginsberg, Keith Dodson and Barbara McMillen.
Love and War wants you to perform at our 4th Thursday open mic 7 - 9. Rickey Gene Wright hosts with a
songwriters round format. Come out and sign up with RGW.
Quick look events page: https://dallassongwriters.blogspot.com
DOWN THE LINE
Wildflower Arts and Music Festival - May 19-21. DSA Members perform on the Cityline Stage.
Deep Ellum Community Arts Fair - May 26 - 29. DSA Members perform.
Oh Yeah, and the Wild DAWG deep sea fishing adventure
in Port Aransas June 15 - 18 will be an awesome weekend. Join our Facebook Wild Dawg group and posting some photos and videos. If you have been on this trip you will want to join and post to share your photos of your past trips. Also, if you plan to go next year, this is a great way to connect for info. https://www.facebook.com/groups/486583939901589