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  • 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 | Laura Baron

    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

  • 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.

  • 02/06/2015 7:45 PM | Laura Baron

    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.

    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 | Deleted user

    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 Select the JRA member price when buying tickets; the member discount has been extended to the public.

  • 01/04/2015 1:00 PM | Deleted user

    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

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

    Tix: $15adv/$18 door:

  • 12/16/2014 7:05 PM | Deleted user

    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     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



  • 12/01/2014 10:57 AM | Deleted user

    Dear Friends. So nice to meet many of you at NERFA. Please join me this Sat Dec 6th at 8pm in Silver Spring, where I'll shlep all the way down from Harlem to perform a set of bittersweet originals and a set of decidedly UNbittersweet JEWMONGOUS comedy songs at Geoff & Julia's great Woodside Park house concert series. JEWMONGOUS welcomes all faiths and the faithless but is NOT appropriate for children unless you're training them to be sailors. Here's the venue link

    Yours, Sean

    Ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman's unkosher comedy song concert JEWMONGOUS is "tuneful and sharply witty" (Los Angeles Times), "relentlessly clever" (Chicago Tribune) and "bawdy with a wicked modern streak" (Washington Post), combining "the tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer" (Boston Globe). Altman, who "writes hilarious and irreverent acoustic rock songs about his awakening Jewish awareness" (Jerusalem Post), is "part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sarah Silverman and Heeb Magazine" (Philadelphia Daily News). He is a former, founding member of Rockapella and led that pioneering vocal group through its heyday years on the Emmy-winning PBS-TV series, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, for which Altman co-wrote the famous theme song. His classic Passover song "They Tried To Kill Us (We Survived, Let's Eat)" has been featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Altman has twice performed for The President at the White House Chanukah Party, he has shared concert stages with Billy Joel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Joey Ramone and Moby, and he has recorded with artists as diverse as XTC, John Cale, Richie Havens and They Might Be Giants. Altman sings vocal standards at the bedside of hospital patients as a volunteer with Musicians On Call and has performed JEWMONGOUS throughout the USA, Europe, Israel and once in China.


  • 11/25/2014 11:04 PM | Deleted user

    Laugh with this comedy song, based on a true story about being too hung over to talk while having Thanksgiving with real Indians. The title is "Too Hung Over (Thanksgiving With Real Indians)" and you can hear the whole song on ReverbNation/PaigePowell,, or a sample on iTunes. Many thanks to SAW and the DC chapter of NSAI for the feedback to make it less confusing and more funny!

  • 11/18/2014 10:01 PM | Anonymous

    We recorded our show back in May at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, site of SAW events in the past.  It was a great night with special performances that we wanted to share.  You can get more details on our KickStarter page.  Thanks, Larry Rice, Lea Mae Rice Camarda, Shannon Rice, and Julie Greene

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