Thursday, July 1, 2021

SONGWRITERS NOTES ISSUE #228 JULY/AUG 2021

  Hello Songwriter,

I hope you will take some time out in the summertime to enter our song contests. It's great way to get recognition for your songwriting and win some prizes. 

Now in it's 32nd year, The Annual Dallas Songwriters Song Contest opens June 1. Amateur songwriters from around the world are invited to compete and can enter now through September 30th. This year’s contest will feature eight categories judged by established music industry professionals and will offer almost $5,000 in prizes to the top winners in each category. For more information go to the contest website. https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

Catch o the day

Also running at the same time is our song completion for teens 18 and under, the Young Songwriters Song Contest. Enter now through September 30th. For more info see: https://youngsongwriterscontest.blogspot.com

Reminder that the Spring Quarterly Lyric Contest closes on June 30th.
https://dallassongwriterslyriccontest.blogspot.com
 
Breakfast on the beach
Reelin er in        
   At our booth at the guitar show, we handed out the Spring 2021 Songwriters Notes Issue which contained a list of our contest winners for the past couple of years. Get the issue here: 
Seeking shade on beach - wrangler Bobby Montgomery standing in background
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8sOxwzmlP_W5fLjb0-PPrZAuxku5pmb/view


A bunch of us went to the coast to Port Aransas in June for some deep sea fishing. What a lot of fun. Check out the DSA Facebook page for photos . We brought instruments and played our songs at a dinner on Saturday night that was streamed to Facebook live. Harry put it on youtube for us. Check us out here: 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QmQKUl70-0l1P2b_GE1aDxctg1HmYEm

Stephen Troum at Love and War

Harry Hewlett hosted the Bring Your Own Mic Open Mic at Love & War on the 4th Thursday in the month of June and Stephen Troum was one of the performers. Great fun, great music and great food. Who could ask for more. DSA's open mic is there every 4th Thursday and streams to Facebook. Also performing were Guitar George Longus, Scott Brooks, Bill Martin, John Mason, Bob Barraza and Allen Larson. https://www.facebook.com/104739376244963/videos/1397111320645421

Last month I attended Porta Di Roma for Songs In The Round and pasta, yum. Excellent Italian food! DSA Songwriters Round takes the stage there on the 3rd Friday every month and is streamed live to Facebook. Rickey Gene Wright is the host of that Songwriters in the Round format. Performing last month were: Ian Dickson, Rickey Gene and Rio King. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we did not get a stream for that night. Yes, a good reason to come out in person. There were quite a few of us there.

 EVENTS - Quick look events page: https://dallassongwriters.blogspot.com

 DSA Hall of Fame -  can now be viewed on our Youtube Channel  - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QmQKUl70-3Y_SmChiZRqM9rmPfrLWbL

The 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Saturday April 17 virtually on Zoom and streamed live to Facebook.  We were so lucky to have John Ford Coley join is from Nashville and perform his hits. It was truly a wonderful experience. He is such a great guy. Gregg A Smith also joined us to perform and accept his award. There were over 20 performers covering songs by our inductees. I hope you will take some time to watch it on our Youtube Channel and please subscribe.

Six years ago we began to honor famous singer/songwriters with roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through an induction into the Dallas Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. In the previous years we have honored legends such as T-Bone Walker, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Freddie King, Trini Lopez, Sam Samudo (Sam the Sham), Cindy Walker, Gus Levine, Al Johnson, Bruce Channel, Jerry Lynn Williams, Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, the Nightcaps, Larry Henley, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Stephen Stills, and Rod Phelps.

This years honorees included England Dan Seals and John Ford Coley, Janie Fricke, Steve Weinberg, John Denver, and Gregg A Smith. The DSA's initiative this year was to encourage young aspiring musicians to celebrate our legends with their performances of songs made famous by our inductees. We reached out to the local music schools and asked for auditions at each school for the honor to perform. The show is also archived on our Youtube channel.

  For more information about our program and inductees, go to the Hall of Fame website:  https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com
 Donate to Hall of Fame

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

SONGWRITERS NOTES issue #227 JUNE 2021

 Hello Songwriter,

Now in it's 32nd year, The Annual Dallas Songwriters Song Contest opens June 1. Amateur songwriters from around the world are invited to compete and can enter now through September 30th. This year’s contest will feature eight categories judged by established music industry professionals and will offer almost $5,000 in prizes to the top winners in each category. For more information go to the contest website. https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

Also running at the same time is our song completion for teens 18 and under, the Young Songwriters Song Contest. Enter now through September 30th. For more info see: https://youngsongwriterscontest.blogspot.com

Reminder that the Spring Quarterly Lyric Contest closes on June 30th.
https://dallassongwriterslyriccontest.blogspot.com

On April 30 - May 2, DSA participated in The Dallas International Guitar Show with a booth. What great time we had, seeing our old friends and making new ones. That festival is still the best entertainment value in town. Even though the Dallas Guitar Show wasn't as populated as in years past, we still managed a successful outreached. At our booth we handed out the Spring 2021 Songwriters Notes Issue which contained a list of our contest winners for the past couple of years. Get the issue here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8sOxwzmlP_W5fLjb0-PPrZAuxku5pmb/view

Harry Hewlett hosted the Bring Your Own Mic Open Mic at Love & War on the 4th Thursday in the month of May. Great fun, great music and great food. Who could ask for more. DSA's open mic is there every 4th Thursday and streams to Facebook. Also performing were Guitar George Longus, Scott Brooks, Bill Martin, John Mason, Bob Barraza and Allen Larson. https://www.facebook.com/104739376244963/videos/1397111320645421

Last month I attended Porta Di Roma for Songs In The Round and pasta, yum. Excellent Italian food! DSA Songwriters Round takes the stage there on the 3rd Friday every month and is streamed live to Facebook. Rickey Gene Wright is the host of that Songwriters in the Round format. Performing last month were: Ian Dickson, Rickey Gene and Rio King. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we did not get a stream for that night. Yes, a good reason to come out in person. There were quite a few of us there.

SPECIAL EVENTS - Quick look events page: https://dallassongwriters.blogspot.com

A bunch of us are going to the coast next month deep sea fishing. Should be a lot of fun. We'll let you know. We're bringing instruments of a big jam, so if you down in South Texas come on over to Port Aransas.

Check out the Austin Songwriters Zoomposium -2  June 9-12 in item 4.

 DSA Hall of Fame -  can now be viewed on our Youtube Channel  - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QmQKUl70-3Y_SmChiZRqM9rmPfrLWbL

The 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Saturday April 17 virtually on Zoom and streamed live to Facebook.  We were so lucky to have John Ford Coley join is from Nashville and perform his hits. It was truly a wonderful experience. He is such a great guy. Gregg A Smith also joined us to perform and accept his award. There were over 20 performers covering songs by our inductees. I hope you will take some time to watch it on our Youtube Channel and please subscribe.

Six years ago we began to honor famous singer/songwriters with roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through an induction into the Dallas Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. In the previous years we have honored legends such as T-Bone Walker, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Freddie King, Trini Lopez, Sam Samudo (Sam the Sham), Cindy Walker, Gus Levine, Al Johnson, Bruce Channel, Jerry Lynn Williams, Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, the Nightcaps, Larry Henley, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Stephen Stills, and Rod Phelps.

This years honorees included England Dan Seals and John Ford Coley, Janie Fricke, Steve Weinberg, John Denver, and Gregg A Smith. The DSA's initiative this year was to encourage young aspiring musicians to celebrate our legends with their performances of songs made famous by our inductees. We reached out to the local music schools and asked for auditions at each school for the honor to perform. The show is also archived on our Youtube channel.

  For more information about our program and inductees, go to the Hall of Fame website:  https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com
 Donate to Hall of Fame

https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/donate-to-dallas-songwriters-hall-of-fame/27?cs=true&cst=custom



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Friday, April 30, 2021

SONGWRITERS NOTES ISSUE #226 MAY 2021

   Hello Songwriter,

The Dallas International Guitar Show is the best entertainment value for this weekend, April 30 - May 2. Venders from all over the US are marketing their guitars and accessories. Multiple stages showcase the best guitar talent in the world. Come on out and stop by the DSA booth to visit wit us.



Bring Your Own Mic Open Mic at Love & War on the 4th Thursday monthly, has been enjoying an increasing crowd as more people become vaccinated.  Btw, L&W has great food! If you are still not ready to venture out or you live out of town, you can watch us streaming live to facebook. The month of April found Allen Larsen acting as host, with our Director of A&R, Harry oversees the event.

Last month I attended Porta Di Roma with Bill Martin, Don Wall, Kimberly, and Bobby Montgomery all enjoying pizza and pasta at a front table.  Excellent Italian food! DSA Songwriters Round takes the stage there on the 3rd Friday every month and is streamed live to Facebook. Rickey Gene Wright is the host of that Songwriters in the Round format. Performing last month were: Harry Hewlett, Rickey Gene and Craig Langford in the photo  L-R.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 DSA Hall of Fame -  can now be viewed on our Youtube Channel  - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QmQKUl70-3Y_SmChiZRqM9rmPfrLWbL

The 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Saturday April 17 virtually on Zoom and streamed live to Facebook.  We were so lucky to have John Ford Coley join is from Nashville and perform his hits. It was truly a wonderful experience. He is such a great guy. Gregg A Smith also joined us to perform and accept his award. There were over 20 performers covering songs by our inductees. I hope you will take some time to watch it on our Youtube Channel and please subscribe.

Six years ago we began to honor famous singer/songwriters with roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through an induction into the Dallas Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. In the previous years we have honored legends such as T-Bone Walker, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Freddie King, Trini Lopez, Sam Samudo (Sam the Sham), Cindy Walker, Gus Levine, Al Johnson, Bruce Channel, Jerry Lynn Williams, Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, the Nightcaps, Larry Henley, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Stephen Stills, and Rod Phelps.

This years honorees included England Dan Seals and John Ford Coley, Janie Fricke, Steve Weinberg, John Denver, and Gregg A Smith. The DSA's initiative this year was to encourage young aspiring musicians to celebrate our legends with their performances of songs made famous by our inductees. We reached out to the local music schools and asked for auditions at each school for the honor to perform. The show is also archived on our Youtube channel.

  For more information about our program and inductees, go to the Hall of Fame website:  https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com
 Donate to Hall of Fame

https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/donate-to-dallas-songwriters-hall-of-fame/27?cs=true&cst=custom



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