Saturday, 22 February 2014

International Songwriting Competition 2013 Semi-Finalist

"We just wanted to congratulate you again for making it to the Semi-Finals of the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). We had almost 19,000 entries from over 100 countries, and Semi-Finalists make up the top 8% of all entries - so well done!" - Jim Morgan (ISC)

Walk in the Sun has made the Semi-Finals! Finalists for ISC 2013 will be announced on March 3, and winners by the end of April. This is the second song to be recognised by the ISC. It's All Downhill From Here made the Semi-Finals back in 2006.

Entries are now open for ISC 2014, with an Early Bird entry fee - $25.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Ruth Wyand + The Blues Room

Ruth Wyand
I'm listening to Nate Taiapa interview Ruth Wyand on The Blues Room. She is on an extensive tour of New Zealand through February and March 2014. Not only is Ruth an amazing musician (guitarist, songwriter and vocalist), she also has an indepth knowledge of blues music.

As well as her show, a multi-media event called 'Mama's Got The Blues', Ruth is running guitar workshops up and down the country.

I am looking forward to supporting her show at the Cambridge Autumn Lights Festival (Friday 21st March, 7:30pm, St Andrews Church, Cambridge). It's a long way from her home in North Carolina, where she is an Artist-In-Residence, so do come down and make her feel welcome.