bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop
Saturday- Sept. 6
SATURDAY SEPT. 6-- "SUPER SATURDAY", a three-part annual
fun-raiser for NSAI/L.A. PLAN NOW TO BOOK THE ENTIRE DAY...
SEATING IS LIMITED!
1) TIM JAMES (Toby Keith's "My List") will talk about his career,
YOUR career, and give song feedback. 9a-noon, at COFFEE GALLERY
BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena (two miles north of the 210 freeway).
2) Nashville SONY/TREE's Creative Director WOODY BOMAR makes a
super-rare appearance for a PUBLISHER PITCH and advice. (See his
BIO below). 1-5p, also at COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake,
3) House Concert/Fundraiser with TIM JAMES, ALLAN RICH, STEVE
DORFF, JEFFREY TEELE!! All performing in-the-round, 7p-10p
at the gorgeous home of Mark Smith, 9240 Warbler Way, Los Angeles, CA
90069. (up in the Hollywood Hills off Doheny Drive, pg. 592 in your
Thomas Guide!) Plan extra arrival time, valet parking is necessary.
* TIM JAMES is a staff writer for Paddock Music, his biggest hit
is "My List" for Toby Keith.
* ALLAN RICH has won every music award you can imagine with his
cuts for James Ingram ("I Don't Have The Heart"), Whitney Houston ("Run
To You"), N'Sync ("I Drive Myself Crazy"), and cuts for Barbra, Gladys,
* STEVE DORFF's credits include over twenty top-10 pop and country
smashes including George Strait ("I Cross My Heart"), Eddie Rabbitt
("Every Which Way But Loose"), Kenny Rogers ("Through The Years"), Anne
Murray ("I Just Fall In Love Again") plus cuts for film, Whitney,
Barbra, Glen, Melissa, Ronnie, Mel.
* JEFFREY STEELE has hit the top with Trace Adkins ("Chrome"),
Diamond Rio ("Unbelievable"), LeAnn Rimes ("Big Deal"), Tim Mc Graw
("The Cowboy In Me") and more hits for Randy, Collin, Faith, Trisha,
John Michael and more.
** PRICES: You get BOTH the DAYTIME seminars for just $35 if
you're an NSAI member, $45 for non-members. PLUS you get FREE
ADMISSION for ONE to the evening House Concert IF you purchase the
day-seminars. (Sorry, these daytime events are available ONLY as
a Package Deal.) To get these prices, your CHECK or money order
must be POSTMARKED by Tuesday Sept. 2 to Craig Lackey, 1045 3rd St,
#205, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Otherwise prices at-the-door are
$40 members/$50 others.
The evening House Concert is available separately, an all-ages
bring-your-spouse-and-kids event. FREE to those who attended the
daytime seminars. Concert is $10 per person, check in advance or
check/cash at the door--IF space is still available! My advice,
sir: BUY THEM NOW! Send $$ to CRAIG at address above paragraph.
July-August '03 Workshop Schedule
- MONDAY June 30-- GOALS --and-- SONG FEEDBACK...7:00-9:30
NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION: Plummer Park Community Center, "Art Room #1",
Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. Starting promptly at
we'll discuss our individual GOALS, how to set them, how to support
other in staying on-track. Come prepared to focus on YOUR short
long-term Goals. This process is open & welcoming to ALL
whether you currently have defined Goals or not. Then promptly at
in order-of-arrival: Song Feedback! PLEASE bring a new
ANY GENRE, recorded or play your guitar and sing live (no piano at this
and you MUST bring 10-15 lyric copies.
- THURSDAY July 10-- NSAI SHOWCASE, Hallenbecks, 5510
NoHo, 7:30. Guest Host - JOHN LE GRANDE. Featuring DORIAN
plus ANTHONY FLACCO, ROD SMEAR, LESLIE WHITE, BRETT PERKINS, STEVE
- MONDAY July 14-- Songwriting Lessons, led by CRAIG
7-9:30p, at NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION: Plummer Park Community Center, 7377
Monica Blvd, "Art Room #1", West Hollywood. Topic:
IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY".
- MONDAY July 28-- Publisher REX BENSON ("Buy Me A
is our Guest, to talk about the bizness, listen to our Best Song
You MUST bring your CD or tape only, no live performances, with lyric
to the back. At Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Bl, West Hollywood,
- TUESDAY Aug. 12-- Mega-hit writer KEITH FOLLESE
us to chat the biz, sing a few, and listen to your BEST song for
(Keith's written #1's for Martina, Faith, etc.) Plummer Park Center,
#6", 7377 Santa Monica Bl, West Hollywood.
Aug. 18-- Publisher rep SHANE ADAMS of Nashville's SEA GAYLE MUSIC is
here for a PUBLISHER PITCH.
((Sea Gayle has recently
published the #1s: "19-Something" (for Mark Wills), "It's Five O'Clock
Somewhere" (for Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett), "She'll Leave You With A
Smile" (for George Strait), and MANY more, including BRAD PAISLEY hits
and more.)) Shane ADVISES or REQUESTS you check out his Preferred
Lyric Format at his bio page: http://www.berkleemusic.com/shane
, link to Lyric Format. REGARDLESS, come PITCH your Very Best
Song, and prepare to meet a wild, fun Nashville character! Shane is
also a teacher for Berklee Music online in lyric-writing and
songwriting. Plummer Park, "ROOM #4", 7377 Santa Monica Bl, West
Hollywood, 7-9:45p. NSAI MEMBERS FREE, others $10.
Aug. 19-- Sea Gayle Publisher rep SHANE ADAMS (and Berklee Music
teacher) is available for a Very Limited number of One-on-One Mentor
Sessions. For $20 CASH you get Shane all-to-yourself for
thirty minutes to play as many songs as you wish, ask questions, get
feedback, career advice, whatever. To grab a spot, Email Rex
IMMEDIATELY at rex@ThePoindexter.com and ask for a slot, and you will
be given the address with your time confirmation. Available times
start at 6p Aug. 19th.
- MONDAY Aug. 25-- Hit writer and author PAMELA PHILLIPS-OLAND
hosts a Special NSAI Workshop and Booksigning at Barnes & Noble,
3rd Street (on the Promenade), in Santa Monica, 7:30-9:30p.
credits include Whitney Houston, Atlantic Starr, Berlin, Dan Seals,
"Coming To America", "102 Dalmations", "The Sopranos" and more.
be signing and discussing her new book "The Art of Love Songs".
open to the public.
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 7-9:30 p.m. at Plummer
Park Community Center, "Art Room #1", 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West
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
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