COUNTRY NOTES

The NSAI bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop

July-August 2005


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July-August '05 Workshop Schedule

Thursday, July 14, 7:30-10:30pm - Songwriter Lineup at Hallenbeck's General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood.  Hosted by Seth Jackson. Featuring Alan O'Day plus Warren Sellers, Gary Estes, Karen Hart (www.karenhartmusic.com), Devin Delozier, Rosie Casey and Kenny Hirsch.  Free admission.

Sunday, July 17, 7:00-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - Adopt-a-Shop Pro Brad Parker. Brad Parker, our workshop's pro writer mentor, will lead a workshop on how the Nashville Number System can help you improve your songwriting.  Also, be prepared with a song to play live, on CD, or cassette plus typed lyric sheets.

Sunday, July 31, 7:00-10:00pm at Hill-Harbison House - Group Song Evaluations. Song evaluation are one of the most valuable ways to improve our current and future work. Receiving critiques helps us to understand how our songs are coming across to impartial listeners. Giving feedback to others helps us develop the skill to better refine our own songs.  These workshops are also a great way to meet potential co-writers. Bring a song on CD, cassette, or to play live plus 10 copies of your typed lyric sheet.  Lyrics only can also be critiqued.

Thursday, August 11, 7:30-10:30pm - Songwriter Lineup at Hallenbeck's General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood.  Hosted by Dean Dobbins. Featuring Marcy Levy, co-writer of "Lay Down Sally," plus Allison Von Bulow, Severin Browne, James Hurley , Kevin Fisher, Warren Sellers, James Grey. Free admission.

 

Other August Workshops 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
Just before 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.
Just before 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.
Just before 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.
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.
Just before 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.
Just before 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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Member News

Seth Jackson's song, "Songs About Love", co-written with Nashville writer Chip Martin, was approved as Ready to Pitch through the NSAI Song Evaluation Service.  The song will be pitched at the next NSAI Pitch to Publisher night in Nashville and included on the annual Best of NSAI CD.

Charity Chapman just released a live worship album and it's receiving airplay in Europe! Here's what some folks there are saying about her: “Full of promise and potential on great praise and worship songs” Paul Davis, NCM Executive Director, Broadcaster and Journalist,UK and “Wishful and dreamy – and then it lights up," Bryan Chalker, Journalist,UK Her CD is available at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/charity2 or to download a song, go to itunes and just type in her name.

 

Arleen Nicastro has a house in Nashville that she is interested in renting or selling so she can return to Austin.  She prefers to find someone via word-of-mouth, and it is ideal for a writer or musician.  It is on the west side of town, one exit outside the 440 loop, near I40 and White Bridge/Briley Parkway.  Convenient to everything and completely remodeled.  It is a 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage with hardwood floors and an upgraded kitchen and bathroom.  It has a sunset view of the creek out back, with no neighbors behind.  Very private and very inspiring. Anyone interested in further information please have them e-mail Arleen at arleen.nicastro@att.net.  Time is of the essence. 

 

 

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Female Demo Singer Available May 9-13

Singer Marcy Baruch comes highly recommended by songwriter, publisher, and longtime NSAI supporter Jimmy Muffin, and she will be in Los Angeles from May 9-13, and available to sing demo sessions. Anyone interested in Marcy singing for them can contact Jimmy Muffin at 818-761-7176 or email Marcy at marcy@marcybaruch.com.

 

 


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WORKSHOP CO-COORDINATOR - Steve Beougher

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