COUNTRY NOTES

The NSAI bulletin for the Los Angeles area Workshop

May-June 1999


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Reese Wilson in LA

by Seth Jackson

Nashville hit songwriter Reese Wilson will travel to Los Angeles to present an all-day seminar on Saturday, June 12 from 9:00am-5:00pm. One of Nashville’s top writers, Reese’s credits include the #1 hits “Not On Your Love” and “She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry,” as well as Mark Wills’ “Places I’ve Never Been,” and Diamond Rio’s “It’s All In Your Head.”  In addition, Reese has had cuts with a wide range of top stars, including Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Neil McCoy, Tracy Lawrence, and others.

In the first half of the seminar, Reese will talk about craft and business topics including writing tips and tricks, overcoming writer’s block, hit song analysis, demos, pitching to publishers and producers, and contracts. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

The afternoon will be devoted to song critiques. The first twenty participants to sign up may submit a song to be critiqued. The critiques are designed to be a learning experience for all, whether or not your song is being discussed.

Following the seminar, there will be a Hit Songwriters In-the-Round concert featuring Reese Wilson, Steve Dorff (“I Cross My Heart”), and a surprise guest.  The show will be held from 8:00-10:00pm at Hallenbeck’s General Store, 5510 N. Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood. Admission to the concert is free for seminar attendees, $10 for all others.

Admission to the seminar is: 1) Full seminar with song critique (limited to first 20 people to register): $35 in advance, $45 at the door; 2) Full seminar without critique: $25 in advance, $35 at the door.  Call Vickie at (818)752-7484 for information on how to register.  Seating is limited to the first fifty people to sign up, so be sure to register early.


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May-June '99 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 and NAS members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call Bev Nelson at (949) 733-2717 or email Seth Jackson at webmaster.hitmeister@mindspring.com.
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NSAI LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS

EDITOR:
Seth Jackson
WORKSHOP COORDINATORS:
Bev Nelson
Seth Jackson
Craig Lackey
TREASURER:
Vickie Vining
EVENT COORDINATOR:
Cathy Carlson
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Lisa Blue Fasman
Cliff Nelson

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