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September '03 Workshop Schedule
Sept. 11-- NSAI Songwriter Lineup at Hallenbecks, 5510 N. Cahunega,
NoHo,7:30. FREE to all, hosted by CRAIG LACKEY with JENNY YATES
(SIX Garth Brooks cuts, plus Dan Seals, Kathy Mattea, many more), Niki
Smart, Dean Dobbins, Warren Sellars, Kathryn Grimm, Eileen Carey, Earl
Okin. All stars!
Sept. 15, -- 7:00-9:45pm, Plummer Park, "Art Room #1", 7377 Santa
Monica Bl, West Hollywood, GROUP SONG CRITIQUES. Because
of our many other events, we haven't been able to squeeze in these
valuable meetings lately, but here we go! Bring a
song-in-progress, one you're still willing to receive input on, live or
on tape, (bring your own guitar or keys), and bring 15 lyric copies.
FREE to members, visitors get two free look-see meetings, then it's $10.
Sept. 29-- Even MORE SONG CRITIQUES. Bring a
song-in-progress, play live or on CD/tape and 15 lyric copies.
7-9:45pm, Plummer Park, "Art Room #1", 7377 Santa Monica Bl,
WeHo. FREE to members, visitors get two free look-see meetings,
then it's $10 per meeting. Come join us!
Oct. 9-- NSAI showcase, at Hallenbecks, 5510 Cahunega, NoHo
This months host: ED TREE, presenting
Stanley T., Sarah Coleman, Brad Colerick, Wendy Conrad, Shawn
Allen, Garry Coleman and MARK FOSSON. FREE to
Oct. 13 -- 7:00-9:54pm at Plummer Park "Crash Co-Writes".
Wanna get more experience co-writing? We'll pair you up with someone
else and the two of you will find a corner and hammer out a
quickie. You MUST be ON-TIME or you likely will NOT get to stay
and play. Bring some song scraps, ideas, spontaneity! BRING
YOUR GUITAR or KEYS TOO! FREE to members, $10 visitors.
Oct. 27 -- 7:00-9:45pm at Plummer Park, SHELLY PEIKEN is our Special
Guest! (Shelly wrote or co-wrote "Almost Doesn't Count" for
Brandy, "Bitch" for Meredith Brooks, "What A Girl Wants" for Christina
Aguilera, plus songs for Michelle Branch, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes,
many more.) 7-9:45p, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Bl, Art Room #1.
FREE to NSAI members, others $10. Shelly will play her songs, talk
about her ongoing career, how it all got started, answer all your
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.
- MOKE CAMERON, former L.A.
member now relocated to Nashville within the past year, has made
a MAJOR SUCCESS. He's just signed a STAFF deal with FOREST HILLS MUSIC,
a joint venture of Sony. Send Moke your congrats at
- ANNA MONTGOMERY reports:
"Road life is great. I love every minute of it. Shelby Lynne is the
best- we've started recording together now too. She has a new studio in
her house and wants to get down my new stuff. I'm having the time of my
life." Send your congrats to Anna at Amanna272@aol.com.
- REX POINDEXTER was
recently diagnosed with a stomach lymphoma and is undergoing outpatient
chemo for several months. "Thanks for all the cards and well
wishes!" Rex is hosting a Special NSAI showcase on Thurs. Nov. 13
dedicated to "Writers In Remission" and is seeking writers who have
first-hand or second-hand cancer or other life-risk experience. Contact
Rex if you think you're 'eligible' and interested at
Rex@ThePoindexter.com Songs NEED NOT be about cancer, but any music
you've written and can play!
recently been diagnosed with cancer in her uterus, and will be unable
to play at our Nov. 13 "Writers In Remission" show as she is scheduled
for surgery on Nov. 10th. Send your GET-WELL WISHES and CARDS to
Jennifer now at: Social Butterfly Music c/o Denise Vasquez, 10965
Fruitland Drive, Suite #208, Los Angeles, CA 91604. Or email:
DEAN DOBBINS: "Just an
update about my Dean Dobbins Band releases in Europe. I put 2
songs on a European compilation CD in late 2002 and early 2003.
"He Can Dance" reached #18. "Writers and Pickers" reached #8. I put
"One More For The Road" from "THE DEAN DOBBINS BAND, Volume Two" CD on
a compilation CD last month. As of the 9/4 survey, it's up to
DEVIN DELOZIER and
KIMBERLEY: "HE HUGE!!! John Austin DeLozier (a.k.a. Johnny
Austin) and Momma are doing great. Kim
is recovering fast, and Austin is discovering this new world
he has entered for the first time. When he fusses I just get out
the guitar and play a
little diddy from daddy, and he calms down (most of the
time)." Send YOUR congrats to email@example.com
Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
to keep informed of the latest workshop activities and last-minute
NSAI's Top-Level Song Camp! --
SIGN UP NOW FOR SONG CAMP 301 OCT. 19-21, 2003 in Nashville
Rick Beresford ("If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me" - George Jones),
BelmontUniversity and Kerrville Folk Festival faculty •
James Dean Hicks ("The Hole" - Randy Travis), ("Jesus and Mama" -
Confederate Railroad) • AngelaKaset ("Something In Red" -
Lorrie Morgan), ("What If It‘s Me" - Jennifer Day) • Hugh
Prestwood ("The Song Remembers When" - Trisha Yearwood), ("On The
Verge" - Collin Raye) • Rivers Rutherford ("Ain't Nothin'
'Bout You" -
Brooks & Dunn), ("Smoke Rings In The Dark" - Gary Allan)
• Ralph Murphy ("Half The Way" - Crystal Gayle), ("Seeds" - Kathy
Mattea), VP of ASCAPNashville.
Cost for NSAI members: $575 (plus lodging) •
Cost for non-members: $625 (plus lodging)
For details, contact Member Services Director Alicia Jones * (615)
256-3354 -or- (800) 321-6008
SONG CONTEST DEADLINES NEAR!!!
Early entries save $5 and get raffle chances: enter by Sept. 30.
Later entries all due by Nov. 29. LAST YEAR'S GRAND WINNER got 3-day
trip to Nashville, appearance on CMT, and has now SIGNED a publishing
contract with DREAMWORKS! The L.A. area hadfour runner-ups in the
contest, will you be this year's winner?
ENTER NOW, at http://www.nashvillesongwriters.com
SINGER TIM BUPPERT AVAILABLE Oct. 3-6 in L.A.!
Tim Buppert will be in town October 3-6, he's a PRO Nash vocalist
and we are coordinating vocal demos while he's here. The cost is
$100 per song and some minimal studio costs which will be
determined. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please EMAIL REX immediately
at Rex@ThePoindexter.com. I will be setting up a studio and a
specific date based on YOUR responses...
"Here's a link to some of my vocal work. These are jingles but
give and an idea of my voice for those who haven't heard it already.
Thanks a bunch, Tim
Josef's "Writing Music For Hit Songs"
starts Sept. 18,
SGA/Hollywood. $250 members, $320 others. http://www.jaijomusic.com
Award-winning, gold and platinum songwriter/recording
artist/author, Harriet Schock will be teaching her confidential
step-by-step method in a 10-week
workshop for the Songwriters Guild, starting Tuesday, September
16th. If students do not already own Harriet Schock¹s book/CD
Remarkable/Rosebud" they will be required to purchase it at the
$320 for the 10 weeks for non-members of SGA
$250 for members of SGA
Call (323) 462-1108 (SGA) or (323) 934-5691 (Harriet)
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LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS
WORKSHOP COORDINATORS - Craig Lackey, Seth Jackson, Rex Poindexter
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