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21 Nov 09 Welcome Home Shelley King

Shelley_KingShelley King, 2008 Official State Musician of Texas, presents us with a new offering, Welcome Home, that that not only highlights the flexibility of her vocal talent, but also underscores the craftsmanship that she and the Subdudes (John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Armedée) put into each and every song.  One factor of craft that really standouts out in this recording… Continue reading

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19 Nov 09 Houston Area Songwriter Meetings and Organizations

NSAI Houston Monthly Meeting and Open Mic

Next meeting is Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 4:00pm, at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy 6 South. For more information on NSAI Houston’s meetings, contact Dave at dbannen@hotmail.com

Houston Songwriters Association

Next meeting Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2:00pm at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy 6 South. For more information, visit http://www.houstonsongwriters.com

NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 5th beginning at… Continue reading


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16 Nov 09 Austin Songwriters Conference

There will be a conference for songwriters on Jan 29 thru 31 in Austin where songwriters can attend classes on just about everything that has anything to do with the business of songwriting. Some of the best songwriters in the world will be there including Rodney Crowell (who is bringing Mary Karr too!!), Allen Shamblin (I can’t make you love me if you don’t/ and 15 other number ones), Chuck Cannon ( BMI Eight-Million-Air award…Great… Continue reading


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24 Sep 09 Snack Food Scientist Makes Great Music

Max Stalling was a snack food scientist. Now he has the recipe for fantastic Texas music. Continue reading


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16 Sep 09 New IM Live Video Technology Changes Concert Experience

Immersive Media is first to release IM Live, a new interactive live video technology which allows the viewer to completely control their concert viewing experience by manipulating angles and perspectives over the computer. Content comes alive giving a sensation of actually being on stage. The viewer can click on the live streaming concert and with the use of a mouse, see 360 degrees around the stage as if turning your… Continue reading


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01 Sep 09 Larry W. Jones completes 6,000 song lyrics

Larry W. Jones, aka Kingwood Kowboy, has completed his writing of 6,000 song lyrics.  Two collections of songs are currently available. 

Real Country Lyrics is a collection of 2,000 classic and vintage country, cowboy and western songs, published in eight volumes of 250 song lyrics each.  Island Song Lyrics is a collection of 4,000 island-themed songs written in the vintage style of “Territorial Hawaii” and other Pacific islands, which… Continue reading


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13 Aug 09 Cindy Walker Still Giving After Her Death

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has received a gift of a 500-song catalog from Cindy Walker, three years after her death. Continue reading


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29 Jul 09 NSAI Houston North Metro August Meeting Notice

Dear Songwriters:

This is a notice of the August workshop for NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter, for Wednesday, August 5th at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop, 25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands, TX, beginning at 7:00pm.  For directions to Dosey Doe: http://www.doseydoescoffeeshop.com.  Dosey Doe features a full dinner menu and outstanding hot and cold beverages. It is open to the public during the workshop and performance rounds, so please bring… Continue reading


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07 Jul 09 The Woodlands Songwriters Association July Song Swap and Critique

WHO:           The Woodlands Songwriters Association (WSA)

WHAT:         Monthly Song Swap & Group Critique

WHERE:       Borders Books, Market Street District, The Woodlands (adjacent to the Pavilion and the Woodlands Mall;

                           Intersection of Lake Woodlands Drive and Six Pines Drive); Meeting upstairs in the “Art & Architecture” section.

WHEN:         Monday July 13th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

HOW:            Put on your thick skin coat and leave your ego at home… Continue reading


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05 Jul 09 Songwriting Therapy

Songwriting, I am learning from personal experience, can be both a creative outlet and a form of emotional therapy. Continue reading


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