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First Impressions

  • 06/20/2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • ONLINE. Not a member? That’s cool, we still need your name and email to send you the zoom meeting info. All times listed are EST.


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Our panel of local bookers, radio hosts, and other music leaders will listen briefly to your songs (pre-recorded and anonymously submitted) and provide feedback and insight.

Facilitated by Ron Goad: Board member of,


Jean Bayou: former SAW president, award-winning songwriter based in Sarasota and New Orleans, also performs extensively in California, France

Jim Clark: former SAW board member, member of award-winning touring songwriters Harley String Band

Michael Jaworek: Booker at one of the nation's top venues, the Birchmere.

Jay Keating: Fearless leader of,, and

Dumisani Right: Award-winning songwriter from Zimbabwe, Leader of Zimbabwe Legit, first African hip hop band to receive worldwide recognition, official host of Kennedy Center's One Mic Hip Hop Festival

Erich RussekRobbins: Owner of Former SAW board member and first webmaster. Leader of song circles/critiques in L.A. and now in VA.

Mary Sue Twohy: Program Director at Singer-songwriter, former WAMA leader

Rick Udler: World-renown Brazilian multi-instrumentalist based in Sao Paulo, educator with teaching videos

This virtual event will be held on Saturday, June 20 over Zoom as part of SAW’s 2020 Community Day. 

Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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