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28 May 09 June Workshop for NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter

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nsaiThe June workshop for NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter will take place on Wednesday, June 10th at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop, 25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands, TX, beginning at 7:00pm. Click HERE for directions to Dosey Doe.  

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 family and friends. Under 18 years okay. (Young children get bored easily; please leave them at home!)

Note: Non-members may participate during the workshop and group critique portion of the evening, but after 2 visits, they must pay a $15 auditing fee. The performance portion of the evening beginning at 8:30pm is open to everyone, free of charge.

JUNE WORKSHOP AGENDA

7:15-7:45pm WORKSHOP: “HOME RECORDING 101”

Presented by Peter Renfree, songwriter/guitarist/recording engineer and producer. Ren will cover some of the affordable and not-so-complicated software and hardware options for you to begin recording simple demos and work tapes at home.

7:45-8:30pm GROUP CRITIQUE

· If you wish to present a song for group critique, you must sign a release form upon arrival.

· Due to the time factor, we will limit the group critique to the time allowed, which is a maximum of 8 tunes.

· Please bring at least 10 typed copies of lyrics to your song that you wish to have critiqued for the group to look on as you either present the song live, or by a recording. We cannot properly critique your song unless lyrics are provided.

· Please bring your keyboard or guitar if you will be accompanying yourself. A playback system for CDs is provided over the house PA system. If you’re presenting via your iPod or other MP3 player, please bring the proper adapter cords for house system playback, or bring your own personal speaker system.

8:35-10:00pm SONGWRITERS IN-THE-ROUND

· Signup is first come, first served, via replying to this email.

First-time performers will be given priority consideration. (If you performed last month, please give someone else the opportunity this month-thanks!)

Performing writers will be confirmed by June 1st.

· There are three 30-minute rounds, each with 3 songwriters doing 2 songs, a total of 9 songwriters for the night.

· There are 3 mics and 3 line inputs provided.

· No keyboards are provided.

· Please be tuned up and ready to perform prior to starting your round.

SONG COACH IS IN THE HOUSE

We’re implementing a new monthly service called Song Coach, in addition to our monthly workshop. Song Coach can assist you in gaining some muscle in your writing to get you in top shape to compete in the commercial songwriting arena. Song Coach is available to work with one songwriter each month prior to the beginning of the workshop, from 6:00pm to 6:45pm, at Dosey Doe. Please let me know if you would like to book this slot.

JUNE IS A GREAT TIME TO JOIN NSAI OR RENEW YOUR NSAI MEMBERSHIP!

Do you want to know why? Because if you join or renew from June 1st through August 31st, our chapter will rack up a bunch of cash incentives points from NSAI, which means we can have some interesting touring programs and speakers! In order for us to receive these incentives, you must let me know that you’re re-upping your membership or joining for the first time, so we can let the membership people in Nashville know in time.

DEBUT OF OUR MONTHLY SHOWCASE AT MAIN STREET CROSSING

We hope that everyone will come out and support our first NSAI SONGWRITERS IN-THE-ROUND on June 29th, 7:30pm at Main Street Crossing, 111 W. Main St.(FM 2920), in Tomball. The evening is formatted very similar to the shows at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, presenting two rounds of three songwriters.

The first round features our NSAI Houston/Clear Lake/Houston North Metro performing writers, and the second round beginning at 8:30 features touring performing songwriters hosted by Connie Mims. This event will happen the 4th Monday of each month. Cover charge is $5.00. Here’s the June lineup:

7:30pm Season Ammons, Leslie Krafka, Haley Georgia

8:30pm Connie Mims, Bob Cheevers, Tres Womack

We hope to see you at a workshop or a round real soon!

Remember: IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SONG!

Best,

Connie Mims
NSAI Regional Workshop Coordinator
nsai.houstonnorthmetro (at) gmail (dot) com

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