Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Collin County Songwriters Association News

In case you hadn’t heard—it’s official: the Collin County Songwriters Association has been granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service! After two years, three false starts, and a lot of work, the association is now ready to start the “real” work. Plans include more expanded concert programs and seminars, education outreach to schools, and support of songwriters and musicians in North Texas in their efforts to advance and become known. We’d like to thank attorney Cynthia Hurley for providing just the right expertise and working hard to make this happen.

Wade Kilgore hosts an open mic jam, Texas Style, at Hank’s in McKinney on Wednesday nights, 8:00PM – 11:00PM. If you play or sing, or just want to come out and listen to some great music….get out and join him. He’ll be out on the back porch at Hank’s, with great drink specials all night long. Come out early for some great Texas food like only Hank’s can do it. Then head out to the back, and sign up and get on the stage.

Steve Sullivan and Dallas Songwriters Association hold Thursday night showcases, 7PM at The Filling Station—featuring four performing songwriters. The Filling Station is at 19009 Preston Road, just south of the George Bush Turnpike. CCSA sponsor Steve Anderson appears in the showcase on 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20.

Mike and the Majestics are playing at the Cottage Lounge in Dallas on November 8th. Downbeat is at 9pm.

“Songwriters – Second Saturday,” produced by Tredway and Friends with The City of Waxahachie and the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, will take place at Getzendaner Park in it’s historic Chautauqua Auditorium, November 8, 2008. Six songwriters perform a half-hour set starting at 7PM, and a four person songswap starts at 6PM.

Classic rocker Ryan Michael Galloway will appear at Journeys Pub in The Zone, 7PM Saturday, November 8th, at Custer and Virginia Parkway (NE corner) in McKinney. He would also like you to know that he is available for corporate and private parties through the holiday season—the schedule is filling up fast.

Michael “The Mudcat” Reames is playing at The Chili Pepper Rama, November 9, at 11:30am . The festival is located at Lovers Lane and Greenville Ave in Dallas. It is a chili cookoff. Festival runs all day.

New Country artist Abbi Clair will hold a release party for her brand new 13 song CD at Coach Joes in Frisco on Nov 14, with a full band. They’re playing her music on KHYI 95.3.

The Black Prairie Band is staying busy with shows Saturday, Dec. 6, Holidays at the Heard, Heard Nature Museum, McKinney from 1-2pm at the museum outdoor amphitheater and Saturday, Dec. 13, Old Town Frisco Christmas Celebration, Frisco Gazebo from noon-1pm.