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19 Nov 09 Houston Area Songwriter Meetings and Organizations

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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 7:00pm at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop, on I-45 north, in the Woodlands.  Guest speaker is Troy McConnell, co-author of the book, Songplugger: The Cuts and The Bruises. Followed by group critique and three rounds of performing writers. Sign up for rounds at nsai.houstonnorthmetro@gmail.com

Visit the website: http://myspace.com/nsaihoustonnorthmetro

OPEN MICS AND SUCH

 Sundays:  NSAI Open Mic Nights Every Sunday at JP Hops House!

Nashville Songwriters Association International hosts an Open Mic at 6:00pm EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy. 6 South. Thanks to TC Smythe for hosting this premier open mic in Houston! http://www.jphopshouse.com

Mondays:  McGonigel’s Mucky Duck’s Open Mic

Anything goes at this great venue, from poetry to comedy to actual music, hosted by Wayne Wilkerson. Signups at 6:00pm-ish. http://mcgonigels.com.  2425 Norfolk, off of Kirby and 59.

Tuesdays:  Main Street Crossing’s Open Mic

Hosted by Danny Everitt, this venue has it all: great food, drinks, staff, sound, stage and vibe. Signups are at 6:30pm and it goes on until 10:00 or later. This is a popular open mic, so plan ahead by contacting Danny at danny@dannyeveritt.com.  Your 3-song set can be recorded for only $5.00, when you bring your own blank CD-R. Stars are made at this open mic, so even if you don’t perform, it’s a great evening out for a meal and a show. Main Street is located in the heart of old Tomball, at 111 W. Main Street (FM 2920). http://www.mainstreetcrossing.com

Wednesdays:  Crescent Moon Wine Bar’s Open Mic

There is a new Open Mic opportunity for the north Houston metro area, at the Crescent Moon Wine Bar, located at 440 Rayford Rd., east of I-45 north. This is a beautiful room: great stage, ample sound and a cool vibe. The Wednesday Night Open Mic will be hosted by Danny Everitt, who will ensure a great time and variety of performances.   Sign-ups are at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:00pm and wraps up by 10:00pm.  The stage can accommodate up to 3 vocal mics.

*NO KARAOAKE/SINGING TO TRACKS is available.  *NO RECORDING OFF THE BOARD is available.

http://www.crescentmoonwinebar.com/   Phone: 281-364-WINE (9463)  Contact Danny Everitt for all details: danny@dannyeveritt.com

INFORMATION & INSPIRATION

NSAI Spring Training and Workshops for 2010

http://nashvillesongwriters.com

Austin Songwriters Group Annual Songposium, January 29-31, 2010

Featuring seminars, performances and pitch-to-publisher events by Rodney Crowell, Chuck Cannon and Allen Shamblin.  Early Bird discount through Nov. 21st, only $150, which includes all activities and dinner Saturday night. Cost will go to $225 after Nov. 21st and $275 on Jan. 1, 2010.

This is going to be the best symposium ever. Don’t miss it!!!! Peace and Love lee leeduffy@austinsongwritersgroup.com 512 698 4237

Steve Seskin Songcrafting Seminar, January 22-24, 2010, Nashville

Be part of this unique and intimate gathering featuring the wonderful Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin and Gretchen Peters.   Offering two full days of lectures, workshops and critique sessions that will totally change the way you look at songwriting, plus an optional hour one-on-one with Steve on Friday, 1/22; available slots to be booked separately.  If you’d like a summary of possible topics to be covered, please check out Steve’s website at www.steveseskin.com and click on ‘songwriting workshops’ and then ‘course descriptions’. More details to follow
and then…

Join Steve for a Friday night solo concert at Edgehill Studios Café and a Saturday night in-the-round at the world famous Bluebird Café

Now here’s a chance at the perfect weekend to start off the perfect new year…

For more information please contact:

Claudia Young

csyoung@comcast.net

615-309-9449

$345 includes the Friday night concert

COWRITER CONNECTION

Created by noted hit songwriter and Nashville industry professional, Barbara Cloyd, this site is designed for writers to hook up with collaborators. Cost is $25 a year. Check it out at http://cowriterconnection.com

SONGWRITER GIRL CAMPS

Hit songwriter Kirsti Manna (“Austin”-by Blake Shelton) has created one-day camps for women of all ages to further their knowledge and career path.  For more information, go to http://songwritergirl.com

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