Jan-Feb-Mar 2014

THE MOON NEWS For Songwriters Everywhere Issue 93 Jan-Feb-Mar 2014 Baby It’s Cold Outside!! Hope everyone has had enough shoveling for one season. I GOTTA move South!! Haha, but that damn job keeps sucking me back in!! Some of you have been keeping warm writing songs. Let’s see who……………………A song recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA this time around an uptempo country number entitled “Legend Of The Night”. Good one Norberto keep it up!! …………………..The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be out touring this Spring playing dates all over the eastern half of the US, all in support of their new CD “Between The Ditches”. Check them out at www.bigdamnband.com ……………………. Those of you in the Dallas metro area can take place in a Song Swap, sponsored by the Dallas Songwriters Association. This is a new monthly event. Bring a few lyrics to a local restaurant or bar and get critique from your peers. More info times, locations at their website or via their Yahoo group, email or mobile device.. ……… …………Kent Zillox of Carmel Valley, CA writes to say he’s sold one of his businesses, I Want It Products to concentrate on his printing business A2Z Printing. He offers a great discount on your printing needs (business cards, CD inserts, covers, etc) to all Moon News readers. Check it out at www.A2ZColorPrinting.com or check out his ad in the back for more info……. ……………Ludema Garza of Elkton, MD sent along one of her song poems for your enjoyment. You can find it in our new Lyricists Corner on page 4. Thanks Ludema. Your comm ents are welcome as well folks. ……………..the 2014 USA Songwriting Competition is now open for entries An early entry bonus compilation CD of last year’s top winning songs is offered to all entries received before March 31st. Get more info or submit your songs via their website at www.songwriting.net Good luck!! ………….. ..The legendary Ralph Stanley has released a new CD “Side By Side” featuring duets with his son Ralph Stanley Jr. The CD features new and traditional songs. More information at www.morrispr.biz ………………Heard from Gilli Moon of Los Angeles, CA who writes she’s working on her newest CD, tentatively titlesd “Refresh”. She’s also going to be doing some shows, (after giving birth to twins!), starting with a monthly showcase for songwriters on the first Sunday of every month. Shows will take place at the Cork Lounge in Sherman Oaks. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook or www.gillimoon.com ……………….More songs recorded for Norberto Salinas of Los Angeles, CA including titles “What I Didn’t Have”, the folky “Christmas In Heart’s Within True” and the rocker “I Sing My Guitar”. All good ones Norberto and thank you!! ………………… Natalie Paige Bentley and her stage name Trillium Vein of Miami, FL have a new CD coming out entitiled “Feathers And Fairy Tales” on the B4DN Records and features the single “Once Upon A Time”. More information at www.trilliumvein.com or find them on Facebook. …………………Don’t forget to enter the American Songwriter Magazine bi-monthly contest for lyric writers. More information at their website or by calling 615-321-6096. Great magazine as well folks!! Good luck!!!………… Rod Piott of Austin, TX ha released a new CD entitled “ Hang Your Hat On A Crooked Nail”. (love that title!!) Featuring the single “65 Falcon” the CD is his third release. The video for the single is starting to get airplay on CMT!! Rod will be out touring soon as well. Check him out at www.rodpicott.com …………………. New song recorded for Elijah Giddens of Roseboro, NC this one a gospel country tune entitled “Oh How I’d Love To Be A Christian Man Again”. Nice job Elijah keep it up!!! ……………………… Brenda Harp of Portland, OR will be playing a bunch of dates on the west coast including a stop at Soledad Prison in California, all in support of her new CD release “Sky”. Check her out at www.brendaharp.com …………………… The Mountain Stage New Song Contest will soon open for entries. More information and to sign up for their newsletter (very informative) check out their website at www.newsong-music.com/contest/ …………..And Guitar Center has started a contest to find the next best unsigned singer – songwriter, in cooperation with ASCAP. More information at their site www.guitarcenter.com/songwriter ……….and speaking of ASCAP their website is a great source of information about songwriting (and legitimite contests). Check them out at their site www.ASCAP.com ..Good luck!!.................... Miis MaryAnn and the Ragtime Ramblers are out there this month and next with a bunch of shows in the UK, France and of course their hometown of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Check out their rockabilly sound at their website www.missmaryann.com ………………… And check out my website for info about our newest CD “Stories Your Momma Never Told You” http://www.rogerwilliam.com We’ll be adding new shows, reviews and photos. If you are in or visiting the New England area check our schedule regularly and come on out and see us live. You can also find me on Facebook. Find us via Roger William. Our schedule is listed there under Events. Friend us!! Thanks everyone!!…………… Hope you all made through this really crappy Winter OK!! Send any news, comments or your FREE ads to me at the address below. Share the newsletter with your friends! Chow for now! PLEASE CALL ME DIRECTLY (CELL) AT 401-864-872 Classified Ads Country, gospel and Christmas songs, looking for male co-writers. I write mostly song lyrics, will write 40/60 if co-writer will have good demo made. Write to Larry George, 401Burkeaville St, Columbus, KY 42728 Need help with your lyrics? We can help! One time revision per lyric sheet only $25. Write to George LaFlame 14352 Northwood Dr, Apt 102 Albion, NY 14411 email me at georgesongs@me.com Published lyric writer in search of people looking for just the right word. We can help with your lyrics. Contact Ray Withrow, 850 Ben’s Lane, Huffman, TX 77336 phone 832-482-7039 Ernie Mindel CD’s for sale, “Whispers In The Wind”, 11 orginal songs, “In My Home” , 10 original gospel songs, “Just Plain Country”, 10 old time standards. $10 ea or 3 for $25 includes postage. Write to: Ernie Mindel, 3175 Jensen Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770 I want my lyrics put to music, country style preferred. I’m versatile, with many to choose from. I’ll pay a reasonable amount of any costs. Write to R. Sponaugle, 8006 Hammond, Alex VA, 22309 Looking for composer to put my lyrics to music, country styles preferred. Write to Joe Morales PO Box 46, Stuyvesant Station, NYC, NY 10009 or email at lyricswithoutmusic@hotmail.com I am looking for someone to work with perfecting my songs. You must have the ability to rhyme, arrange, good imagination, brilliant vocals, humorous and heartfelt. Jot me a line, we will work together. Send letters to: Vivian Vetter 673 Santa Rosa St Apt B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 CD “Sports Songs And Beyond” recorded by Phil Coley, produced by King Of The Road Music. Includes the song “Johnny Silver” by Joe Pickering and George LaFlame. Purchase this CD at www.kingoftheroadmusic.com or write to Joe Pickering Jr at King Of The Road Music, 13 Pond Road, Bangor, ME 04401 If you know someone who is hook on whiskey or beer, my 3 songs may be just the thing they need to set them from drinking. In my songs they are crying out for Jesus to help and the songs end up with them being saved. Send $5 to Elijah Giddens 110 Payton Daniels Rd, Roseboro, NC 28382 Join the Massachusetts Country Music Association. This is your opportunity to get noticed. Yearly awards banquet, jamborees. Dues are $15 per year. Write MCMAA PO Box 2066, Abington, MA 02351 Attn: Ron Hill- President Book for sale “Nan T’s Poetry” only $5 to Nan Tebrinke, 405 East Hammond Street, Red Oak, Iowa, 51566 If you like traditional country music this cassette is for you. Send $5 to JD Sunderland 3068 Marion Waldo Rd #176, Marion, OH 43302. Immediate delivery PLEASE LISTEN TO NBRN. FM MON. / FRI. 9-10 AM KEITH BRADFORD MON. / FRI. 4 - 6 MIKE BRADFORD TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD. Buy Jerry Bauguess’ new country CD “I’m Country”. 11 original songs or his first CD “Miles From Nowhere”, both for $20 or $10 each includes shipping. Send to Jerry Bauguess, 539 Old Railroad Rd, Thurmond, NC, 28683 or email Jerry at jblcody@aol.com Rogersongs Demos .. Da Best In Da Bidness!! Songs and DVD videos needed for radio and TV exposure. Send your CD’s and DVD only video performances to Rev. Bud Rose PO Box 366, Sycamore, OH 44882 Songwriter- composer looking for lyricist to co-write country pop, MOR and gospel. Must have great hooks!! Write Ty Tiner 413 North Oak St, Hohenwald, TN 38462 YOU – the gospel recording artist whether male or female, it would be wise you contact Bob Rose of 113 Berkeley Drive, CharlesTown, WV 25414. Doing such you will be gifted with gospel writings that you will really go for Books of original poetry, a variety of poems of love and inspiration. A 48-page book, written by Ludema Garza, including pictures and a brief summary about the artist. Send $10 to Ludema Garza 213 Brown St, Elkton, MD 21921 Songwriter–lyricist willing to co-write with other writers. My CD’s available for $7 each. Write to Glenn D Evans 148 Hays St, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 or email songcrafter@yahoo.com or poet32@lycos.com. My writing can be seen at www.ourchurch.com or www.itsonlywords.com and look for songcrafter Songwriter – performer looking for collaborator. Write to JD Sanders 25056 61st Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or call 616-782-0355 Lyric writer seeking someone to collaborate on musical creations on a 50/40 basis. Mostly country some gospel as well. Write to Larry Miller 4400 NW 39th Ave #114, Gainsville, FL 32606 You can watch 5 of our country music videos by going to www.youtube.com/shotgunmiller The Millers, Roberta and Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Dr Middlestown, RI 02842 Christian/country songwriter with 2 CDs for sale $12 each. Traditional, bluegrass, christian /country, rockabilly are some of the styles. To purchase contact Ray Withrow at raywithrow@yahoo.com “The All Around “ newsletter for aspiring singers and songwriters will be back in circulation soon. Send 8 stamps if interested. Send to Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street Uniontown, PA 15401 ROGERSONGS! Da best in da demo bidness!! Demo’s of your song from only $89!! Call or write for more info rogersongs@cox.net And YES we do accept Mastercard and Visa through Paypal 401-864-8729 Lyricists Corner Here’s a lyric written by Ludema Garza of Elkton, MD entitled “Darling We Are Through”. Any comments on the lyric or if you would like to contact and collaborate with Ludema, including putting this poem to music, send me a note and I’ll forward it to her. Ludema writes, “One of my passions is writing. I have had poems published in books, newspapers and other periodicals. Recently a book of poetry, “Silver Wings” published in Clovis CA, published several of my poems. I have co-written several songs and one “Slave To The Memory Of You” was published and released in Sweden. “Darling We Are Through” is a new lyric, only a few months ago, and has never been published. DARLING WE ARE THROUGH Remember the day you went away Many times I begged you to stay You said I did not make you happy I was not the one you were looking for Now you say you made a mistake And it left you with a big heart ache You say you are all alone And you want to come back home Chorus Darling we are through No more crying over you Now I’m happy with another love I found another love that is being true Darling we are through No more crying over you In my life there are no more sad days And there are no more lonely nights Hey world I am in love again I am in love with an old friend Lyrics by Ludema M Garza If you’d like your song poem published here in our newsletter, send it along with some background information (writers, release dates, label, etc) and we’ll place it here for all to read. Comments are welcome!! More Classified Ads…… If you need country or Christian songs for whatever reason, I have them. Contact Charles Mathers at cnmathers@sbcglobal.net. Hear some great country, pop, christian with free downloads at www.soundclick.com/michisong Michael Allen Greer has a wide selection of cassettes and CD’s for sale that he’s recorded over the years. For more information write to: Michael Allen Greer 63 Evans Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 Wendell Austin has a new CD out “Gospel Fire” twenty songs, absolutely FREE. Contact FFC at -949-970-9883. All CD’s “Extraodinaire” $8, “Extraodinaire II” $8, “Lost In Signs”, “Stunt Rock”, “Fusion 1216”, “Ken Jackson Blues” “Got A Issue? Get A Tissue” $5 each. DVD “Party With Ken” $10. Includes FREE S&H to Ken Jackson, 755 Braxton Place Apt B303, Madison, WI 53715 You can check me out on You Tube Alternative Country Volume #6 CD a 20 song CD with .25 of each sale going to the Rosine Assoc. Only $10. Order from Roger Glenn Miller 10 Reardon Drive, Middletown RI 02842 Free Moon News Discounted printing quotes. Great prices on CD inserts, posters, gig flyers, whatever your printing needs. I can help with art design, if needed. All items shipped UPS ground. Contact Kent at A2Z Color Printing @ 831-659-7100 or email printwithA2Z@gmail.com Visit our website www.a2zcolorprinting.com Reach us at: Rogersongs – Blue Moon Records 735 Victory Hwy North Smithfield, RI 02896 401-864-8729 rogersongs@cox.net www.myspace.com/rogerwilliam www.rogerwilliam.com

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