The NSAI bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop

September-October 2001

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NSAI Benefit Concert

You are invited to a very special concert / picnic / wine tasting on Saturday, Septemer 8th, aimed at
raising funds and awareness to support NSAI and the local NSAI Los Angeles Workshop.

Think of all the wonderful music in our lives: that song that was playing when you first fell in love,
the songs you picked to be played at your wedding, that kickin' rock song that always makes you crank
the volume on your car stereo, the songs that makes you dance, the songs that makes you cry, that song
played at a funeral that somehow captures the love you'll always feel for a lost one, songs of inspiration
that carry you closer to heaven. All these songs began when a person sat at their keyboard or with a guitar
and poured out their emotions into a magic blend of words and music called a song.

Songs connect us all. NSAI is committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of
songwriting, to educate, elevate, and celebrate the songwriter and to act as a unifying force within the
music community and the community at large.

The concert features local celebrity Debra Davis plus hit songwriters Jerry Fuller, Jeff Silbar, and
Wendy Waldman. Debra Davis and her band have opened for artists including Vonda Shepard, Peter
Himmelman, and Venice. Her songs have been featured on “Dawson’s Creek” and “Any Day Now”.  Her
CDs, “Angels In The Attic” and “Uninvited Guests”, were produced by Dave Beyer (drummer for Melissa
Etheridge) with three songs on “Angels” produced by Mark Cross (Bill Bottrell/Sheryl Crowe).

Jerry Fuller has 28 gold and platinum records as a songwriter and producer and over 40 Top Ten hits,
including “Young Girl” (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap) and “Travellin’ Man” (Ricky Nelson). Jeff
Silbar’s “The Wind Beneath My Wings”, won the Grammy, was voted Song of the Year by the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Wendy Waldman has had more than 130 songs recorded by
others, including the Grammy award winning, "Save The Best For Last." by Vanessa Williams.

The concert will be held at the home of Alan & Debbie Nocita, 601 E. Orange Grove Ave., Sierra
Madre, CA 91024. The event begins at 5:30pm with a Picnic On The Lawn and optional wine tasting.
Bring your own picnic and blanket. Music begins at 6:45.

Cost: Concert Only - $15; Concert and Wine Tasting - $30; VIP Patron - $75 per person or $400 for
table of eight. Includes special pre-concert hors d'oeurves and wine tasting with the artists and an autographed
CD from Debra Davis.  Kids accompanied by parent - free.

Please plan on supporting this important event. Bring your friends and family.  Reservations Required
310-319-9454 or

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September-October '01 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Location
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
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WORKSHOP COORDINATORS - Craig Lackey, Seth Jackson

SECRETARY - Tom Billingsley



PUBLICITY - Quent Schierenberg

EDITOR - Seth Jackson

MAILINGS - Craig Koller

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