(Please scroll all the way to the end. Lots of important stuff! Not necessarily in chronological order.)


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ARIZONA SONGWRITERS Coming Events and Announcements

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The Arizona Songwriters Holiday Party



Pot Luck…. ’In the Round’ Guitar Pull…. Live Performance MiniStage…. Fun!



Saturday evening, December 10, 2005

7 PM ‘til ??



at SHH Gallery in Downtown Phoenix,

922 N. 6th Street

SW Corner of 6th ST. & Roosevelt



(park on 6th street or the lot behind the gallery.)



all songwriters & musicians welcome!

admission: a can of food for the food bank

Pot luck dish is optional.

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note: One of our favorite arizona songwriters, Marty Jensen, is in critical condition at john c. lincoln hospital due to complications of diabetes. You can send get well cards and wishes to marty, in care of AZ Songwriters at

428 E. Thunderbird rd., #737, Phoenix, AZ 85022. Your prayers are also appreciated. Thanks.





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The 2nd Tuesday Songs in Progress Workshop is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Next one: DECEMBER 13th, Tuesday Night, 7 to 9 pm



The 2nd Tuesday, Songs in Progress Workshop is hosted by One Foot in the Grave’s Gavan Wieser. This workshop gets you some feedback from peers on your new or partially finished lyrics or songs. You can present your work on CD, cassette, or live. Bring a few lyric sheets. Very casual.

Held at 8607 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, AZ.

Call Gavan for more 623-934-8681.



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What : NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) Meetings

www.nashvillesongwriters.com



When : First Tuesday of every month, 6 :00 pm to 9 :00 pm Next one Jan. 3rd.



Where: Glendale Library, 5959 West Brown Street, Glendale, AZ

Ph: 623-930-3530 (off of 59th Avenue between Olive and Peoria)



What is it? A venue to network, learn songwriting skills and how to pitch your song in Nashville, share songwriting experiences, hear the latest in Nashville news, and play your song for evaluation by your fellow songwriters.



Bring one song on CD or cassette (or bring your guitar or keyboard and play it live) and 20+ copies of your lyric sheet for the evaluation.



Contact: Rose Prock, NSAI Coordinator Phoenix, AZ

nsaiphoenixaz@aol.com

Ph: 623-792-SONG (7664) or 615-554-1304 (cell)



2006 dates: Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6

July TBD, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5





Subject: NSAI PHOENIX MEETING CANCELLED FOR DECEMBER!!!



There will not be a meeting on December 6 for NSAI.

Also, ROCK WITH THE PROCKS is cancelled for December as well. Redecorating projects will have the house and yard tore apart.



We will regroup in January 2006! Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.



Please pass this on to all.



Rose



Mark Your Calendar for



Saturday, January 21, 2006, 10 am to 4:30 pm



for the 10th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering at Encanto Park



in Phoenix.

Each January, several hundred songwriters and musicians get together for a day of workshops,

learning, sharing of live performances, song evaluations, networking and fun!

And it’s all FREE!

More details soon.

Songwriting guru John Braheny will be doing critiques at the Jan. 21 event. He’ll be available the following day, Sunday, Jan. 22, for private consultations about your songs and career. For more info e mail john@johnbraheny.com


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NSAI in TUCSON



Duncan Stitt has volunteered to keep the NSAI Tucson Chapter rollin’ for a while.



For more info, you can contact Duncan at duncan@theriver.com .





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Local record label is looking for Arizona based Christian songwriters for a compilation CD. If you have material you would like to submit for consideration contact Mark Myers at markymo777@yahoo.com. The material should be copyrighted and unreleased.



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Some interesting websites:





Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame (amehof).

Learn about Arizona’s musical heritage and history. good stuff!

Ken Skaggs of the Glen Campbell band does the website. Check it out! www.azmusichalloffame.org



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John Braheny www.johnbraheny.com

Dale Kawashima’s www.songwriteruniverse.com

great resources for all kinds of songwriter info.



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Looking for open mics to play at or check out in az?

Try Chris Frazer’s site www.azopenmic.com



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Arizona Songwriters



meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday of the month.

(but not always, depending on Holidays and hectic schedules of guest speakers).

The best way to reach us is by E MAIL at azsongwriters@cox.net

Or try the website www.azsongwriters.com

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New Open Mics



Donna's Family Restaurant (Mesa, southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe)

Tuesdays, 7-9

hosted by Chris Frazer


The Long Branch (Cave Creek)

Tuesday Nights, 8-11

hosted by Mad Coyote Joe



Chick-Fil-A (Mesa, the one across from Wal-Mart at Stapely and Baseline)

Friday Nights, 7-9

hosted by Mary Hoffman



The Stadium Club (NW corner of Dobson and Chandler)

Saturday, 9-1

hosted by Maxie Ray Mills



Famous Sams (Apache Jct.)

Tuesday, 8-11

hosted by Maxie Ray Mills





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ROCK WITH THE PROCKS IN THE COUNTRY!!!!

aka PROCK PICKIN’ PARTY!!!

A guitar pull, music jam, down home SUNDAY get together!



When: the 3rd SUNDAY of EVERY month, from 1:00 pm till ??? next one Jan. 15th.



Where: The home of Jack and Rose Prock, 12211 North 62nd Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85304 Phone: 623-792-SONG (7664)



Take Cactus west to 61st Avenue. Turn right (north) at the stop light at 61st. Go two blocks to Charter Oak. Turn left. Go to next street which is 62nd Avenue. You can only turn left. First house on the left is 12211 North 62nd Avenue.



Bring your guitar and/or keyboard and let’s rock this town!!! Optional: bring a covered dish, cans of soda, bottles of water, bags of ice, chips & dip, beer, etc. There will be plenty of FOOD.



Note: You do not have to be a member of NSAI to attend the ROCK WITH PROCK parties! All musicians and songwriters welcome…bring a friend or 2 or 3 or 4 …!!



MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2005 Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20.

2006 dates: Jan 15, Feb, 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17



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THANKS TO OUR RECENT GUEST SPEAKERS

FOR ARIZONA SONGWRITERS:



KYE FLEMING, JENNY YATES, JOHN & JOANN BRAHENY

DAN HODGES of MURRAH MUSIC, NASHVILLE

JEFF DAYTON of JEFF DAYTON/GLEN CAMPBELL MUSIC, NASHVILLE

STEVE BLOCH of WRITER ZONE MUSIC, NASHVILLE

RODNEY GORDY of OPUS ONE MUSIC (LA) and JEFF FREUNDLICH of WILD WHIRLED MUSIC, LES SCOTT of Source Q Boutique

REX BENSON of CHECKS2REX MUSIC, LA/Nashville

JASON DAUMAN of Dauman Music, JUSTIN WILDE of Christmassongs.com

JON ROSNER of BICYCLE MUSIC,

NORMAN DEVASURE of SUNSET RANCH MUSIC



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Mary Lemanski
http://paintedgirl.com
http://www.marylemanski.com
http://www.looseylucy.com