I’m not a big fan of artistic competition, but I did throw my hat in the ring this year for the Woody Gutherie Folk Festival’s Songwriting Competition. And I’m thrilled to say that my song Nostalgia from the new record received an Honorable Mention. Thanks, Woody Folks for your careful listen.
2018 Songwriting Contest Winners
“On the Wings of a Song”
Robert Thatcher & Tom Brown, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
“Walking Each Other Back Home”, Ben Bochner
“One Horse Town”, Randy Brown
“Voices of the Past”, Violet Vonder Haar
“Storm on Fire”, David Hakan
“A Hard Road Digging That Coal”, Kevin Hale
“Nostalgia”, Chris LaVancher
“Everything will be alright”, Joel Mosman
“Last Anti-War Song”, Jim Newsom
“I Need a Job”, Sam Steffan
“Photographs”, Patrice Webb
The new album was released to folk radio programs across the country and beyond at the beginning of January 2018. For the month of January, it placed #14 on the Folk DJ Charts and in February it stayed in the Top 20 at #17. It continues to be played on several stations in March as well. I couldn’t be more happy to have this little record in the ears of people all around the country!
At long last, my new record Big Fat Love will be released. The official date (when you can find it on iTunes, CD Baby, and various other streaming sites) is on Valentines Day – February 14th.
Join me on February 2nd @ 7pm for the RELEASE SHOW at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville MA. Tickets available here. Use coupon code: 24HOUR for a discount!
The record is being distributed to folk radio stations across the US and Canada the 1st week of January, so tune in to your favorite folk station and listen … or request to hear it if you don’t!