COUNTRY NOTES

The NSAI bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop

March-April 2004



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In Memory of Rex Poindexter

This edition of Country Notes is dedicated to the memory of former Co-Coordinator Rex Poindexter, who passed away on January 23rd at Cedar-Sinai Hospital after a battle with cancer.  Our prayers are with Rex and his family.



March-April '04 Workshop Schedule

Please note that beginning in March, the starting time for the Monday workshops will change to 7:30pm.

Monday, February 23, 7:00-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - Group Song Evaluations
. Bring a song and15 copies of your lyric sheet.

Monday, March 8, 7:30-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - Group Song Evaluations. Bring a song and15 copies of your lyric sheet.

Thursday, March 11, 7:30-10:30pm - Songwriter Lineup Showcase at Hallenbeck’s General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood. Host Jimmy Muffin, performers TBA.

Monday, March 22, 7:30-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - Pitch to Publisher Jimmy Muffin, Creative Director of Nashville’s Ash Street Music. Bring a song on CD with typed lyric sheet.

Thursday, April 8, 7:30-10:30pm - Songwriter Lineup Showcase at Hallenbeck’s General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood. Host Mary Coppin, performers TBA.  Free admission.

Monday, April 12, 7:30-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - TBA

Monday, April 26, 7:30-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - TBA

Workshop Location
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 7-10:00 p.m. at Hill-Harbison House, 1841 Alhambra Rd. in San Marino. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free for NSAI members, $10 for non-members. For more information, email Seth Jackson at webmaster.hitmeister@mindspring.com.

Directions to Hill-Harbison House

1841 Alhambra Rd., San Marino, CA


From Santa Monica:

Take I-10 E toward LOS ANGELES.      12.8 miles    
Merge onto CA-110 N via the exit- on the left- toward PASADENA.     9.7 miles
Take the FAIR OAKS AVE exit.     0.1 miles    
Turn RIGHT onto FAIR OAKS AVE.     0.2 miles    
Turn LEFT onto MISSION ST.     0.4 miles
Turn RIGHT onto GARFIELD AVE.     0.7 miles
Turn LEFT onto HUNTINGTON DR.     1.2 miles
Turn RIGHT onto VIRGINIA RD.     0.2 miles
At the 2nd stop sign, take a SHARP left onto ALHAMBRA RD.     0.1 miles
1841 Alhambra Rd. is the white Spanish house on the left with the Girl Scout insignia on the front.
It is the first house on the left, just before the road curves to the right.
Park on street.


From Downtown:

Take the 110 N. Stay in the very right lane, following the signs to I5 and I10.  This will put you on the 101S.  Exit at Mission Rd. 
Take a left off the ramp and head north on Mission Rd.  After a few miles, Mission Rd. will merge into Huntington Dr.
Stay on Huntington Dr. through South Pasadena and into San Marino. 
Turn Right onto Virginia Rd.
At the 2nd stop sign, take a SHARP left onto ALHAMBRA RD.
1841 Alhambra Rd. is the white Spanish house on the left with the Girl Scout insignia on the front.
It is the first house on the left, just before the road curves to the right.
Park on street.

From the San Fernando Valley:

Take the 101S -> 134 E -> 210 E.
Exit at Sierra Madre Blvd./Altadena Dr. Take a right off the ramp onto Altadena Dr.
Take a right at the light onto Sierra Madre Blvd.
Turn right at Huntington Drive.
Turn left onto Virginia Rd.
At the 2nd stop sighn, take a SHARP left onto Alhambra Rd.
1841 Alhambra Rd. is the white Spanish house on the left with the Girl Scout insignia on the front.
Park on street.

From east of Pasadena:

Take the 210 W (towards Pasadena).  Take the San Marino exit (Sierra Madre Blvd.).  At the end of the ramp, you'll come to a light.  Go straight at the light, then make a left onto Altadena Dr.
Take a right at the light onto Sierra Madre Blvd.
Turn right at Huntington Drive.
Turn left onto Virginia Rd.
At the 2nd stop sign, take a SHARP left onto ALHAMBRA RD.
1841 Alhambra Rd. is the white Spanish house on the left with the Girl Scout insignia on the front.
It is the first house on the left, just before the road curves to the right.
Park on street.

From East of San Gabriel/Rosemead:

Take the 10W (toward Los Angeles)
Exit at Del Mar Ave.
Go North on Del Mar Ave. approximately 4 miles
Turn left on Huntington Dr.
Turn left onto Virginia Rd.
At the 2nd stop sign, take a SHARP left onto ALHAMBRA RD.
1841 Alhambra Rd. is the white Spanish house on the left with the Girl Scout insignia on the front.
It is the first house on the left, just before the road curves to the right.
Park on street.

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Events


Song Camps slated for 2004
NSAI/Nashville will be hosting the following Song Camps in 2004:

Song Camp 101: Feb. 29 - Mar. 2, 2004
Song Camp 201: May 16-18, 2004
Song Camp 102: Aug. 1-3, 2004
Song Camp 301: Oct. 17-19, 2004

For more, see Song Camps

NSAI Tin Pan South, featuring songwriters from around the world will be held in Nashville from March 29-April 3. For more information, go to www.nashvillesongwriters.com.

The annual NSAI Symposium will be held in Nashville on April 2 and 3.  For more info, go to www.nashvillesongwriters.com.

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