Category: Songwriting

From the moment I set foot on Quiet Valley Ranch, I knew I was in for a truly rare and exceptional weekend. At the Kerrville Folk Festival registration building, I was given a special button that said, “Performer”, and among festival goers, the prestige of being a “NEW FOLK ARTIST” was the equivalent of rock […]

The Kerrville Folk Festival is held at the Quiet Valley Ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is celebrated by a community who considers itself family, returning year after year since 1972.  During the 18-day Festival, as many as 30,000 guests come from all over the world to experience the magic we simply call […]

I feel so fortunate to be a creativity coach and I have the most amazing clients. Recently I had an opportunity to produce an EP for one such client, Jan. Our collaboration has been going on for a few years now, and Jan’s songs are so great we knew the next step was to book […]

January 10, 2019 It’s a nice feeling to be near the top of the heap, especially when it concerns my songwriting and the effort it takes to create and produce the work. The 35th Mid-Atlantic Song Competition just released its results, and “Reeds On The River” is a FINALIST in the Folk Acoustic Category. I […]

September 12, 2018 I’m delighted to have been chosen to be an official showcase artist for the 2018 South West Regional Folk Alliance Conference this year. Annually held in Austin, TX, it’s the largest gathering of folk artists in the region. The focus is on showcasing to industry bookers and honing our business skills at […]

June 30, 2018 Blanco, Texas duo “Him & Her”  is a bluesy, jazzy, folksy band playing original music, featuring singer-songwriter Brenda Freed on vocals, and guitar or piano, and Michael D’Eath on harmonica. They’ve been performing together for over twenty years, and even longer as solo artists. Their latest release, “Do Texas Women” celebrates songs written by women in Texas and […]

May 23, 2018 Congratulations to songwriters Lynna Woolsey, Nancy Beaudette & Jim Woolsey for their top ten standing in the World of Bluegrass Songwriter’s Showcase!   Reposted from Bluegrass Today on May 22, 2018, By John Lawless The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the participants in their 2018 Songwriters Showcase, to take place in Raleigh, NC during the World Of Bluegrass convention […]

“Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.” — Oscar Hammerstein II Happy to announce that “Peace Date” has earned a 5th place title in the Songs for Peace Songwriting Competition. Co-writers […]

Music has the power to speak directly to the heart. It can inspire enlightened awareness and lovingly empower us to see and treat each other as brother and sister. When our souls know such liberation, war as we know it will end and peace on earth will prevail. The Global Peace Song Awards serves as […]