Songwriter Showdown

Songwriter Showdown

May 24, 2016 |  0 comments

Songwriter Showdown AC&T resumes the 13th series of the Songwriter Showdown at 7 pm. Contestants pay $3 to sing two ORIGINAL songs either solo or as a duo. Each contestant will be judged on five areas. Song Quality Playing Ability Vocal Ability Stage Presence Audience Participation Judging on a 1-5 scoring, the judges will select 1-2 semi finalists and the audience selects one participants to return for a FINAL ORIGINAL song. The winners will win up to $50 per...

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Phil Selz

Phil Selz

May 25, 2016 |  2 comments

Phil Selz has sung his whole life, and often wrote poetry to express what he wouldn’t say.  In 2007, he learned to play guitar and started writing songs in addition to his poems.  Now in his 50s, Phil explores the wide range of his life experiences to write songs about growing up, growing older, and, just maybe, learning something along the way.  Relationships, children, and the world around us all provide a bountiful...

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The Susan Greenbaum Band Supporting the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group

The Susan Greenbaum Band Supporting the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group

May 26, 2016 |  0 comments

Susan has won several national songwriting awards, most recently the Smithsonian Songwriters Award and the Philadelphia Songwriters Project songwriting contest. She was also the Grand Prize overall winner of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and also the second-place overall winner in the same contest—the only time in the contest’s three-decade history that the same artist had won multiple overall prizes. Several songs from Susan’s “Wake Up!” CD were finalists in...

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Gaye Abegbalola & The Wild Rutz

Gaye Abegbalola & The Wild Rutz

May 27, 2016 |  0 comments

Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz (pronounced ROOTS) is an a cappella blues quartet complemented by percussion and occasional guitar. Gaye continues her signature “Saffire sassiness” and topical commentary in her songwriting on this CD of all original songs. Gaye’s songs, as always, reflect her left-of-center sense of humor, her love of life and deep commitment to social activism including feminism, gay rights, and personal liberation. Though the Wild Rutz often...

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ilyAIMY

ilyAIMY

May 28, 2016 |  0 comments

A decade+ as ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You), Rob Hinkal and Heather Aubrey Lloyd have played everything from bait shops to biker weeks to clothing-optional resorts all over the country. Their energetic brand of new folk is a hit at the Kerrville Folk Festival, National Association for Campus Activities, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, where they were voted Most-Wanted Artists. Most recently, they areWashington Area...

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Richard Strater-Columbia,South Carolina

Richard Strater-Columbia,South Carolina

May 31, 2016 |  0 comments

Strater’s music is sarcastic, blunt, and genuine. With influences by Seether and Staind, his music is pivotal, sensational, and somber. His current EP ‘The Pessimistic Troubadour’ is a display of all these traits. The name derives from a traveling music, Troubadour, and a characteristic that describes himself, Pessimistic. Though as bleak as it seems at first, the music has a light to it: an encouraging outlook toward societal problems, posing questions about...

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