Performance Opportunity: Wildflower!

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richmond TX accepts unsolicited entries from local and regional bands only. This requirement does not apply to the Performing Songwriter Contest. Entrants to the Contest can be nationwide.   HOW IT...

Elizabeth Cook Covers “Pale Blue Eyes”

This is a great country song written by Lou Reed back in 1968 or so. ¬†It was inspired by Lou Reed’s first love, who happened to be married to someone else. Originally, the song had five verse. One of the greatest verbs ever used “Linger on your pale blue...

Song Themes: Same But Different

Listening to these two songs is a great way to hear how the song themes can be the same, but written in two very different ways. We’ll take a listen to the single co-writers Jennifer Nettles,¬†Hillary Lindsey and Ashley Gorley called “His Hands” and...

Suzanne Vega Tiny Desk Concert

Suzanne Vega Tiny Desk Concert – new album – what else good could happen this month?! Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles One of the best songwriters you’ll ever hear, she has a command of the english language you’ll turn green over....

NPR Project Song Moby & Kelli Scarr

Despite being given only 48 hours to complete a song, Moby and his collaborator Kelli Scarr completed theirs in one day. And it’s not something without some frills! I love watching these videos. They give you a great sense of how you can use elements to create...