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July Meeting Recap

Hey songwriters,

A full house showed for the July 5 meeting bearing diverse approaches to the optional assignment, “write a story song.” Liss Victory (lissvictory@gmail.com) performed a strong set in the featured slot.

We get a treat at the Aug. 2 Songwriters Circle meeting — the featured performer is Adam Burrows, a Nashville singer-songwriter who’s been co-writing with longtime Circle member Nancy Deckant (ndeckant123@hotmail.com). Victoria Montgomery’s (vmontgomery519@gmail.com) suggestion for the August songwriting assignment is to use two time signatures. For an explanation click here (LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0McxnRboLE). For reference, Paul McCartney’s “Another Day” (LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFzEA7ZAfZQ) switches from 4/4 in the verse to 3/4 in the bridge. Find some familiar time signature changes here (LINK: http://theeviljam.co.uk/2014/07/31/famous-songs-in-slightly-odd-time-signatures-a-guide-to-rhythms/) and here (LINK: http://twentytwowords.com/6-pop-songs-in-unusual-time-signatures/).

SummerSounds (www.summersounds.com)

July 15 Girls, Guns and Glory

           Cathy Stewart

July 22 Honey Island Swamp Band

           Bruce Hoffman

July 29 Kelsey Watson

Marty Zundel

           Sue Gartland

August 5 The English Channel

           Gerard Rohlf

August 12  Selwyn Birchwood

           Debbi Pace

August 19 Banditos

          Bryce O’Laughlin

August 26 Luke Wade Band

          Heather Kropf

Sept. 2 Birds of Chicago

Chris Jones

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