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  • 05/20/2015 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Hi all ... I have music coming out of my ears! Seriously, I have more music (mostly guitar arrangements) that I can keep up with. Currently, I have about a dozen tunes that are in various stages of progress. I'd love to collaborate with a lyricist/musician/arranger. If you are interested, contact me by email and I'll send you some snippets of what I'm working on.  Thanks, Bill 

  • 05/09/2015 8:00 PM | Anonymous
    I am hosting an acoustic guitar workshop and house concert a week from this Saturday on May 9th. 

    Jeffrey Pepper Rogers is the instructor and performer.  He is the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, was the 2008 winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and he has done a couple of instructional DVDs for Homespun tapes on Acoustic Arrangements for classic Dead Songs.



    The workshop is  from 2- 3:30 in the day, the topic is Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar and the cost is $25. (all proceeds to the artist)

    Jeffrey will be joined by Wendy Ramsay for a House concert at 8pm., suggested donation of 10-15 dollars for the artists. If you come to the workshop you are more than welcome to hang out and jam until the concert. We will be providing complimentary food and refreshments throughout the day.

    We live in Rockville, off Norbeck near the Manor Country Club.



    Please feel free to invite others.

    Thanks, let me know if you can make it, i will give you the address, or if you have any questions,
    Jeff Herbert
    Captainacousticdcfd@gmail.com

  • 04/08/2015 7:00 PM | Craig Cummings

    Join SAW members and performing songwriters Tony Denikos, Craig Cummings, and Domenic Cicala for an evening of songs and stories, Wednesday April 8th, 7-9 pm at the Music Cafe in Damascus, MD. As Domenic so eloquently states, "...we'll be sharing some stories, singing some songs and if all goes well selling some s*** too:-) this is gonna be one cool show! Discover the myths, magic and mayhem behind the songs!!!!" So, come join us.  It'll be fun. 

  • 03/02/2015 10:06 AM | Domenic Cicala

    This Saturday March 7 Jon Langford w/ Jean Cook will be performing at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Special guest Mary Battiata will open the show. Jon will do a workshop at 3pm


    tickets and info 301.258.6394

  • 02/14/2015 6:15 PM | Anonymous

    Hi SAW members. I can't believe this. I am nominated for five Wammies this year!  I am grateful for this. Some of you know that Marco Delmar produced my "Heart of the Great Unknown" album. So I was in good hands!


    Songwriter of the Year: Laura Baron​
    Contemporary Folk Vocalist: Laura Baron
    Contemporary Folk Album: Heart Of The Great Unknown
    Album of the year: Heart Of The Great Unknown
    Song of the Year!: A Little Note

    Appreciate your vote. Lots of wonderful SAW members on the ballot. Please vote by 3/20 http://www.wamadc.com/wama/wammies/wambal29.html

  • 02/13/2015 5:10 AM | Anonymous

    Seeking drummer, bass player, guitarist for new band. If you think 1978 was the best year in music (Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Clash) but also have a soft spot for James Taylor, contact me to play/write new songs. No smokers. Rehearsal space in McLean. sternbergmichael@yahoo.com

  • 02/06/2015 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    I am thrilled to report I am a finalist in the Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award Event on March 6th. 8pm. There will be a $10K prize announced that evening! The show is at Bethesda Jazz and Blues. I know a couple of the other writers: Owen Danoff and Ellen Cherry. Please follow link for details on the songwriters and how to get tickets. Only $10. http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bernard-ebb-songwriting-awards

    I would love to see my SAW friends. I would truly appreciate seeing you there. You guys have always been my home base! 


    PS not sure how to make a live link. Please cut and paste (thanks!)

  • 01/31/2015 5:44 PM | Skip Chaples

    Saturday Feb 7th from noon to 5 pm the James Renwick Alliance presents The Craft of Music: Stringed instruments from Bach to Bluegrass. A distinguished group of renowned instrument makers, collectors and players come together to explore the art of making beautiful instruments and music. The program includes exhibits and demonstrations, a panel discussion and performances.

    The event is being held at the Katzen Arts center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC; free parking is provided.

    Details and tickets can be found at jra.org. Select the JRA member price when buying tickets; the member discount has been extended to the public.

  • 01/04/2015 1:00 PM | Caron Dale
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1524366137816953/


    Join us for an outstanding evening of music and lots of fun while supporting a great organization.


    Chords of Courage, a non-profit organization committed to changing the conversation from the demoralizing and cynical to the hopeful and inspiration one song at a time, is holding its Inaugural Concert, Saturday January 10, 7:00

    Featuring:
    Laura Baron, 
    Kevin Dudley, Bain Ennis, the band RSVP and special guest: Author and Vice Mayor of Alexandria, Allison Silberberg

    Tix: $15adv/$18 door: http://www.focusmusic.org/venue_alexandria.php

  • 12/16/2014 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    Hello fellow members.

    I won 1st place in the country category with a song I wrote about my dog who passed 9 years ago. She had been with me for 16 years...Her name was, "Shiner"......She's still making friends through this tune.

    Listen at tedwindoss.com     click "news" 

                                             My Shine

    T. Edwin Doss

         She was found in a fruit stand in ‘eighty-four.

          A friend brought her to me, set her on the floor,

          Those black spots over each eye just melted my heart.

          She was humble and kind, never hurt anything,

          We became friends that particular spring,

          I always knew it would last forever, right from the start

          As time went by she learned little games…

          All of her toys had their own names,

          Not to mention, playing with my pillow upon my bed.

          She lived, she loved, and she grew older with me,

          She taught me so many ways to see that a dog

          Gives so much more, for one pat on its head.

    Ooooh you Shiner dog.. go chase a squirrel and play with a frog….           Make me laugh once more as you greet me at the door….                    Ooooh you happy girl…go fetch a stick, jump and twirl

     I’ll always see you in my dream… you and I we were a team..

     Never be another dog like mine..never be

     Another dog like My Shine.

           She gave me something that money couldn’t buy..

           A loyal friendship that could never die,

           But there finally came a time when I had to let go of my friend.

           I lay her by the fireplace, warm, and in her bed,

           I held her so closely and kissed her little head,

           I whispered, “I love you”, in her ear ‘til the very end.

           Sometimes the wind will play make-believe.

           I can often hear her running through the autumn leaves

           Squeaking that squeaky-toy with every stride.

           Even though she is gone, her heart is here..

           Beating with mine, she seems so very near..

           And when I close my eyes, I know she’s  by my side

         Chorus

     

 

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