bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop
Year in Review
It has been a great year for both the workshop and many of our individual
members. Highlights include appearances by guest speakers Steve Seskin,
Jason Blume, J.D. Martin, Jan Garrett, and our Adopt-a-Shop pro Vince Melamed.
Nashville pros Danny Arena, Sara Light, Kim Copeland, and Susan Tucker
have all contributed to our Mini-Song Camp program. The monthly Songwriter
Lineup at Hallenbeck’s has emerged as LA’s premier songwriter showcase.
Many of the individuals who regularly attend our workshops have experienced
significant advances in their songwriting careers. Here are some of their
Moke Cameron’s song, "Getting Close" co-written with Craig Lackey
and Larry Vail was signed to a publishing contract with RPM Music
in Nashville, Tim McGraw's publishing company. It was the first song Moke
Larry Vail's songs, "The Gift", cowritten with Craig Lackey,
and "The Difference is Love", cowritten with Nicky Berns,
were picked up by Noel Nutt at Horipro Publishing in Nashville. Larry's
song, "The Choice", co-written with Jeff Stewart, was picked up by Steve
Bloch of Southern Cow Music in Nashville.
Craig Lackey's song, "Even the Angels Knew", co-written with Cathy
Carlson and Marty Axelrod, was placed in the NBC TV show "Passions".
John LeGrande’s song, "What's One More Heartache", co-written with
Seth Jackson, has been recorded by Chris Curtice for his upcoming
album on Ancy Records. The song is slated to be the title track.
Seth Jackson has been nominated for the Most Promising Male Songwriter
award by the Tennessee Songwriters Association International.
November-December '00 Workshop Schedule
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30-10:30pm - Songwriter Lineup at Hallenbeck’s
General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd., N. Hollywood. Don’t
miss this special edition of th Songwriter Lineup featuring the Just Plain
Folks songwriter group. Scheduled writers include Paul Marshall, Judy Toy,
Chris Laterzo, Jerry Carr, John M., Scott Cowan, Greg Nicholson, Anna Mathea,
Diana Williamson, Severin Browne, Freebo, Lisa Nemzo.
Sunday, November 19, 4:00-7:00pm - Group Song Critiques at Musician’s
Institute. Giving and receiving critiques is one of the most valuable
ways to improve our craft and to test our songs for market-readiness. Bring
a song to play live or on tape, plus 15 copies of your lyric sheet.
Lyrics can also be critiqued.
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2:00-6:00pm - Annual Holiday Party and Guitar Pull.
Celebrate the holidays with fellow songwriters at our annual holiday pot
luck party and guitar pull. Bring a food or beverage item and some of your
songs to share. Feel free to play songs live, on tape, or on CD, or read
lyrics aloud. This is a chance to show off some of your work in a festive,
non-critique environment. Call (323)255-8765 or email email@example.com
for directions to the location in Eagle Rock.
Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30-10:30pm - Songwriter Lineup at Hallenbeck’s.
Featuring Steve Schalchlin. Performing in-the-round: Dianna Gatto, Paul
Inman, Jay Craik, Jennifer Terran, Lisa Johnson, and Jeffrey Moline.
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 4-7p.m. at Musician's
Institute, 1655 McCadden Place, just off Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.
Admission is free for NSAI members,
$10 for non-members. For more information, call Craig Lackey at (310)319-9454
or email Seth Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your email address to Craiglack@aol.com
to keep informed of the latest workshop activities and last-minute updates.
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