WAMA News - September 26 2014

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WAMA News - September 26 2014

Postby askmike » Wed May 06, 2015 5:02 pm

>From the WAMA Office

Thank You to Ruthie Logsdon of Gig Magnet

Ruthie presented a wonderful workshop on how to attract great gigs, last Sat. Sept. 20 at the Electric Maid. All proceeds benefited the Washington Area Music Association. www.AttractGreatGigs.com

2014 Registry Open

Don't forget that the end of the this year's 28th Wammies Eligibility Period is September 30, 2014. The Eligibility Period started October 1, 2013. Register your accomplishments, including new CDs, at the WAMA Artist and Product Registry.
Click here.

November WAMA Workshop

Tour of the Library of Congress & US Copyright Office Details coming soon!

29th Annual Wammies Award Show
Sunday, February 15, 2015
at the State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Save the date for the biggest celebration in town of the local music scene.

National & International Music News

MusiCares Picks Bob Dylan For Person Of The Year
By Jay Smith

"The annual star-studded MusiCares Person Of The Year event that precedes the Grammy Awards has selected Bob Dylan for its 2015 honor. So far, the guest list includes Beck, The Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash and others."

Music Business 101: Top Schools Where You Can Learn About the Industry
September 22, 2014
By Thom Duffy & Cathy Applefeld Olson

"A growing number of colleges, universities and other educational institutions are giving students the opportunity to learn about the music business with hands-on experience and classes taught by teachers from the industry. And those schools are increasingly responding to the changes shaping both education and the music business. For a report on Music Business Education in our Sept 27 issue, Billboard surveyed a sample of these schools..."

XXL Bought by Townsquare, to End Print Edition Next Month
September 22, 2014
By Andrew Flanagan

"Townsquare Media, the media and entertainment company that operates 311 radio stations in 66 North American markets, has announced its acquisition of legacy hip-hop publication XXL...The company has announced that the print version of XXL will be no more, following the publication of its October issue."

SiriusXM Suffers Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Courtroom Battle
By Eriq Gardner

"A California federal judge has delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring Flo & Eddie of The Turtles the victors in a lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The plaintiffs are seeking $100 million in damages, but the money is hardly the only consequence of a ruling on Monday that could eventually disrupt the operations of the satellite radio giant as well as other services like Pandora."

Latin Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations announced
September 24, 2014
By Lauren Moraski

"This year's Latin Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas." (includes link to list of nominees)

Male Country Singers Search For Openings In a Crowded Field
September 23, 2014
By Tom Roland

"Much has been written in the last year about the paucity of female voices on contemporary country radio. What's gone unspoken in that debate is the density it creates for the other gender. There are so many men in the field that establishing a unique brand is a major challenge."


Local Notes

Eddie Adcock, former member of The Country Gentlemen as well as playing with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, was awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.

The Morrison Brothers Band's song “Little Miss Whiskey” won First Place in the Country category of The Unsigned Only Music Competition. http://unsignedonly.com/winners

Ocean Orchestra's 8/9/14 performance on Mountain Stage will be broadcase on 138 NPR stations on Oct. 18 & 19.

Joshua Bell will play again at DC metro station, with the goal of promoting music education. Joshua Bell

The National Symphony Orchestra's season-opening gala, with the Kennedy Center’s new president, Deborah Rutter, was the subject of an article by Anne Midgette in the Washington Post.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's season opener was reviewed in the Washington Post.

Video Views

Tex Rubinowitz late 70s DC Rockabilly

"Hot Rod Man", "Ain't it Wrong", "Bad Boy", "Feelin' Right Tonight" Guitar: Eddie Angel, Bob Newscaster, Bass: Evan Johns, Drums: Scotty Flowers



The 5 Most Frequently Signed Music Publishing Deals
By Hugh McIntyre

"Music publishing is something that many small artists don’t think about, and, to be honest, some of them don’t need to. If you're truly just starting out in music, focusing on getting the word out and racking up a good number of listens comes before delving too deeply into the complicated world of music publishing. Having said that, publishing is a very important (if less-than-sexy) part of the industry, and, if you’re successful enough or even just performing for any real length of time, you'll have to deal with it at some point."

How To Grow Your Band's Fanbase Creatively
By Yannick Ilunga

"When it comes to social media promotion, it is important to have a strategy and goals in mind. There are many different ways social media can be used for promotion. The following four are some easy-to-implement tactics that musicians can use to grow their fan base and strengthen the bond with those who love their music."

Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work
September 22, 2014

"...Current-day songwriters Carl Newman and Neko Case performed inside a storefront in the Brill Building this month with their band The New Pornographers...In the mid-20th century, it was the home base for Neil Sedaka and Burt Bacharach. Paul Simon still has an office there...Case says that a great pop song, on the level of the ones Brill songwriters turned out, has certain qualities."



AEBHF Acoustic Guitar Workshops with David Bird
Sat. Sept. 27
11:30 am - 1 pm
at 4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale MD
$15 or $50 for anyone who wishes to pay in advance for 4 consecutive sessions questions, please contact David Nagle at 410-507-8783

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) will begin hosting once-a-month acoustic guitar workshops with the overall goal to provide an overview of acoustic blues guitar, with emphasis on the fingerpicked Piedmont style. For both beginners and more experienced guitarists.

David Bird will devote the first part of the first session to absolute beginners to fingerpicking, and will talk about some of the most basic choices and terminology, for example use of 1, 2, or 3 fingers; use of picks or bare fingers; and perhaps even instrument choices. The remainder of the session will focus on the song Richmond Blues in the key of A with hints on which fingers to use when making chord shapes. The topic of the second (October 18) workshop will be announced at the end of the first workshop.

Songwriting Workshop with John McCutcheon
Sun. Sept. 28
7:30 - 9:30 pm
at Institute of Musical Traditions, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, WDC
$40 for the 2 hour workshop
Register at www.imtfolk.org

John McCutcheon has gone on to write hundreds of songs and garnered more than his share of accolades. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children's songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. His thirty-six albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations. His songwriting has been hailed by critics around the world; his song Christmas in the Trenches is considered a classic and was recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs.

The Bluegrass Club "Playing in Bands"
Thurs. Oct. 2
7 - 9:30 PM
Start of Fourth 3-Month Session
Sessions meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays
at 14600 Washington Street, Haymarket, VA
$50.00 for entire sessions (6)
Contact/Signup: Send contact info and check for $50 to:
"Bruce Gair", 5233 Armour Court, Haymarket, VA 20169.

Guitar Workshop with Toby Walker
Sat. October 4
11 am - 1 pm
at Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, 4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale MD
To register email info@acousticblues.com

From the recordings we have of Robert Johnson, we could tell he was certainly on to something. If anything he took the best ideas of his time and turned them into something all his own. In this workshop we'll not only work on a couple of his tunes but you'll learn how to expand upon them, creating something truly unique. You'll learn some neat tricks on how to spice up those songs and in doing so apply that to songs that you already know. Level: Intermediate. Participants should have knowledge of open chords and some basic fingerpicking skills.

Guitar Chamber Ensemble Workshop
Presented by Strathmore
Saturday, October 4
10:00 AM
at the Strathmore Mansion
$65 (Stars $58.50)

See how a trio of guitars can produce musical variety from rock to jazz and beyond. Learn a piece from the California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio performance and study ensemble technique. Led by outstanding local music educators.

Songwriting 101
with Cathy Fink
6 Mondays, 10/13 - 11/24
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
at the Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD
for a WAMA member discount, call Sunil Freeman 301.654.8664

Level: Beginner. Good songwriting combines skill, practice, tools and of course, courting the muse. We will dissect the elements of "perfect"songs, learn techniques for opening the creative channels and skills to write songs.

Songwriting Bootcamp
with Cathy Fink
6 Mondays, 10/13 - 11/24
7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
at the Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD
for a WAMA member discount, call Sunil Freeman 301.654.8664

Level: Intermediate/Advanced. You write songs and you want to write better songs. At the intersection of art & play, you will experience ways to think out of the box, cut through writer's block, edit, listen, and create an ongoing writing practice that continues to upgrade your songwriting skills. ON the first day of class, bring in a song to share-preferably one that you feel could be better with additional work.


Selected Events

11th Annual Watermelon Park Fest 2014
Sept. 25-27
in Berryville, VA

Performers: The Sam Bush Band,Leftover Salmon, Keller and the Keels Bruce Molsky, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass, Keller Williams with More than a Little, Furnace Mountain Band, Town Mountain, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, The Woodshedders, Elizabeth Laprelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, The Knicely Family Band, The South Carolina Broadcasters, The Bumper Jacksons, Locust Honey, Grand Ole' Ditch

Afrofunk Festival
Fri. Sept. 26
7 pm
at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St NW, lower level, WDC
$10 in advance/$13 at the door

Performers: Hardproof Afrobeat Orchestra, Funk Ark, Peoples Champs

13th Annual D.C. Jazz Preservation Festival
Sat. Sept. 27
noon - 8 pm
at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St SW, WDC

An all day celebration of local jazz with performances from different groups each hour.

Baltimore Electronic Music 2014 Fallfest Concert One
Sat. Sept. 27
7:45 - 10:55 pm
at Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street NW, WDC

Performers: Stefan Prosky, Bev Stanton & Clay Harris "Cat Canary and the Grins, Brendan Becker "Inverse Phase," Chris Videll and Dave Vosh, micFreak

Sponsored by the Baltimore SDIY Group & Friends, a night of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping & visual explosions.

Remembering Dick Cerri:
Past president and co-founder of the World Folk Music Association (WFMA)
Sat. Sept. 27
7 pm
at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
Tickets: $50 - $100
Order online: www.wfma.net - Phone: 866-412-5943
Reception after the show: Tickets: $35

A Celebration In Song-Featuring: Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Bill Danoff, Christine Lavin, Carolyn Hester, Anne Hills, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Side by Side, Mack Bailey, Modern Man, Schooner Fare, The Squid Jiggers, and other "surprise guests."

Everly Brothers Tribute Show
Sat. Oct. 11
8 pm
at Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
$18, $16 members

Performers: Karen Collins and The Backroads Band, Dudley Connell ( The Seldom Scene) & Sally Love, Dede Wyland & Bill Williams, Linda Nelson & Rob Thorworth, The McTell Brothers

Newmyer Flyer Tribute to The Everly Brothers
Sat. Oct. 11
7:30 pm
at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA

Performers: David & Ginger Kitchen, Ruthie Logsdon, Willie Barry, Buck Stone & Michelle Murray, The Hummingbyrds, Bill Baker & Derek Brock, Amy Sullivan, Bill Starks, Greg Hardin, Jelly Roll Mortals

Atlas Underground: Not Your Usual Gala
Fri. Oct. 17
7 pm
at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, WDC
$225, or 4 or more for $200 each

Performers: Alidu, Bio Ritmo, Capital City Symphony, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Del Exilio, DODO Orchestra, Nishtha Raj, Christylex Bacon, Wytold, Q-Tango, congressional Chorus, Joy of Motion

The annual fundraiser for the Atlas. Black tie optional.

Pete Seeger Tribute Concert & CultureWorks Collective Benefit
Sun. Oct. 19
6:30 pm
at The Hamilton, 600 14th St, NW, WDC
$18 general admission; $22.50 seated

Performers: Josh White, Jr., Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Emma's Revolution, The U-Liners

To celebrate the progressive movement and the causes that Pete gave so much to Joe Uehlein is hosting a musical tribute to Pete, donating concert proceeds to the CultureWorks Collective (CWC), an organization Pete help found. www.voices4sustainability.org

“It’s All Good” Benefit Concert for John Jennings
Nov. 16 & Nov. 17
7:30 pm
at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD
$50 - $150
11/16 tickets
11/17 tickets

An evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tift Merritt, John Gorka, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Robin & Linda Williams, and Francis Collins to benefit John Jennings. The special concerts will feature intimate performances by musical colleagues and friends of the longtime producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and Washington, DC-area resident. Proceeds from the concerts will go toward Jennings as he continues treatment for metastatic kidney cancer.

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New Releases

Chelsey Green and The Green Project's new release, "The Green Room," was reviewed in the Washington City Paper. She'll play at Blues Alley on Oct. 6. www.washingtoncitypaper.com

Ocean Orchestra has released a new single, "Leaves of Autumn." They'll be performing it on Sat. Sept. 27 at The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD. oceanorchestra.com

Yung Gleesh has released a new mixtape, "Cleansides Finest 3. It was reviewed in the Washington City Paper. www.washingtoncitypaper.com

Dunc has a new instrumental album, "Cycles," that was reviewed in the Washington City Paper. www.washingtoncitypaper.com

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WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

News presented in this newsletter is for informational purposes only,
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