Ah! The Life of a Singer/Songwriter! (Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, 2013)

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by Jan Seides
Wednesday 2nd October, 2013, 12:46pm

Last weekend, September 26th – 29th, SWRFA arrived in Austin.  It was great fun, as usual, and made me really appreciate the fact that I am a songwriter.  Not that I don’t appreciate that whenever I have a new song, but some days are better than others.  These were among the best. There are official showcases by a select group of performers, and then there are unofficial ones in the hotel rooms upstairs. We had a showcase room; The People’s Republic of Austin is what we called it. Here’s the poster Sue Young created for it.

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Most of the following pictures were taken by Sue Young.  The ones of Randy Brown and Lisa Fancher/Ben Bochner were taken by me.  As you can readily see, a great time was had by all!

Ben Bochner and Lisa Fancher.  Lisa and Ben played in the Friday afternoon showcase, and Lisa also MC'd that showcase for Sue and me.

Ben Bochner and Lisa Fancher. Lisa and Ben played in the Friday afternoon showcase, and Lisa also MC’d that showcase for Sue and me.

 

The Whipples, Jimmie Bell and John.

The Whipples, Jimmie Bell and John.

 

Mark Viator and Susan Maxey

Mark Viator and Susan Maxey

 

...joined by Jimmy Ruggiere

…joined by Jimmy Ruggiere

Gourmet Blend (Peter Paul and Mary tribute) - Phil Seawell, me and Skip Skinner.  And yes, it was a very high note.

Gourmet Blend (Peter Paul and Mary tribute) – Phil Seawell, me and Skip Skinner. And yes, it was a very high note.

Jim Bizer and Jan Krist from the land of my birth, Detroit, Michigan.

Jim Bizer and Jan Krist from the land of my birth, Detroit, Michigan.

Hamp Brockman and Rusty Nelson.

Hamp Brockman and Rusty Nelson.

Randy Brown, performing philosopher from Mineola, Texas

Randy Brown, performing philosopher from Mineola, Texas

And in the afternoons, great workshops at which I learned, among other things, how to edit in iMovie, what I’m doing right and wrong onstage, how to apply for showcases at the conferences really, and a host of other things.  Plus great food, comraderie and music.

Ahhhhh!

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Gigs, Music, Music Biz, Songwriting, This ‘n’ That, Uncategorized

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