Friday, August 24
West Coast Songwriters Grand Finals
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Doors at 7, show at 8
Sunday, August 12
1 p.m. - 4 p.m
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
645 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559
Saturday, November 24
Capp Heritage Lounge, Downtown Napa
Napa, CA, Thursday, August 9, 2018: About a year and a half ago, Dad joined an organization called the West Coast Songwriters. One part of this group, which spans most of the west coast of the US, puts on a competition series. There's a Napa chapter (and a dozen more chapters up and down the coast) that gathers on the second Wednesday of each month. Two judges amble in and then songwriters arrive. They play their tunes for each other and the judges, and at the end of the evening one of the songwriters walks away with the award for best song of the month and a chance to compete in the Napa playoffs in August. If you win the Napa playoffs, you go to compete in the West Coast Songwriters Grand Finals at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.
That brings us to Wednesday night.
Earlier in the year we won twice (the max you can win) for The State I'm In and Fire in the Wind. This was our second playoffs and it's obviously been a goal of ours to make it to the finals and play the Freight. As you've now surmised, we won! Fire in the Wind took the top prize and we're headed to Berkeley on Friday, August 24 for the Grand Finals.
You're invited to join us. We'll play a song of our choice and then Fire in the Wind. The other winners from each chapter will debut their songs too. It will no doubt be a night of great and inspired music.
Doors are at 7, show at 8. Tickets can be found if you click here.
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The Napa Register recently interviewed Jim and featured us in their Emerging Artist Spotlight series.
Check out Zak Fennie's piece >
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On Monday, May 14 we took a trip back to the Empress Theater and the Vallejo West Coast Songwriters comp.
We debuted a couple new tunes, When Angels Fall (The Pathway Home) and Like A Stone.
For the second month in a row we took Best Performance honors. Our good friend Jay Gottlieb took top songwriting
honors with an a cappella song he wrote about the sinking of the HMS Victory in the English Channel in 1737.
Congrats to Jay on his new song and well-deserved recognition.
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On Monday, April 7, we played the monthly Vallejo West Coast Songwriters comp.
Each month lucky musicians like us can hop up on the stage of the wonderful Empress Theater and play a couple tunes.
It’s simply a treat just to be there. We debuted a couple new tunes: The Deli Man Died and Darlin’ Lou.
The Deli Man Died took best performance of the night but it was the Empress that won the evening for us.
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