August Meeting

Hey songwriters,
At the height of vacation season, about a dozen showed up for the August meeting of Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle. No takers on the “rap” assignment, but with several new members in attendance we spent a lot of time discussing songs presented for critique and the writing process, before a well-presented featured set by David Michael King (
Next meeting is 7 p.m. Tue., Sept. 3 with featured performer Nick Powers ( The optional songwriting assignment is to finally finish an unfinished song.
Album project
No bumps on the road to this year’s compilation album project. Producer Doug Wilkin ( says sessions are going well with no drop-outs so far among the 27 participants. Don’t forget the Aug. 23 deadline for credits text included on the CD insert, which is now under construction by Steve Gallo ( and me. Please list credits like this:
“Song Title” by Bob Brown (professional affiliation, if any – ASCAP, BMI, etc.).
Bob Brown: vocals, guitars. Steve Smith: bass. John Jones: percussion.
Send credits to me at this address. The recording deadline is Aug. 30.

Support fellow Circle members performing the pre-show sets at the free summer-long Greensburg music festival at Robertshaw Amphitheater at St. Clair Park. Our people go on at 6:15 p.m., headliners 7-9 p.m. Directions and details at
Aug. 9 The Black Lillies – Sue Gartland (
Aug. 16 The SteelDrivers – Marty Zundel (
Aug. 23 Lake Street Dive – Mike Strasser (
Aug. 30 Yarn – Mike Hickey (

Check out the following Circle members performing in the Aug. 10 Rock All Night Tour shows in Lawrenceville. Details at
10:15 a.m. Mike Hickey (, Dozen Bake Shop, 3511 Butler St.
12:15 p.m. Donna O (, Embody Juice Bar, 5400 Butler St.
10 p.m. Chet Vincent (, Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St.
See you soon,