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 ( 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 ( Victoria Montgomery’s ( suggestion for the August songwriting assignment is to use two time signatures. For an explanation click here (LINK: For reference, Paul McCartney’s “Another Day” (LINK: switches from 4/4 in the verse to 3/4 in the bridge. Find some familiar time signature changes here (LINK: and here (LINK:

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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