♫ Fall / Winter 2008 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1ST PLACE - ROCK

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Song Title: Sex

Song Writer: Jamie Polen

The Masonboro Boys are a dynamic quintet based out of Charlotte, NC. With a unique sound incorporating elements of a variety of musical styles, the Masonboro Boys are ready to make their mark on the Country scene. Coupling the styles of art...

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1ST PLACE - POP

Steve McNally

Song Title: Open Heart Song

Song Writer: Steve McNally & Ernie McNally

Steve started a family song creation team including his brother, wife, son and daughter called BeeBrothers Music. The songs are written about actual people based on their real life stories with the concept that the songs would be listenable...

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1ST PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Morgan Bracy

Song Title: She Believes

Song Writer: M. Bracy

Inspiration for some artists is difficult to come by, but for Morgan Bracy, inspiration comes with life; in fact, it is life. Pain, joy, love, blessings, and tragedy weave together to tell her story, thus far. It?s a tale not unlike other...

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1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Bill Wren Music

Song Title: Day Break

Song Writer: Bill Wren / Frank Ralls

BILL WREN Bill Wren, the Rare Texas Songbird, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since his father was a Navy man, Bill lived away from his birth state until he was 16; his formative years were spent in Ypsilanti, Michigan. At the age of 1...

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1ST PLACE - COUNTRY

Gene Mills

Song Title: Country Boy

Song Writer: Gene Mills

Gene Mills is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer based in Richmond, Virginia. He plays acoustic Americana—folk tinged with bluegrass and country. After making a living as a solo and ensemble musician in and around Charlottesville, Virginia...

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: Looks Are For Free

Song Writer: Jeff Greeneberg and Greg Pare

Blending Power Pop hooks with Americana storytelling, 100 Year Picnic serves up delicious pop melodies and smart lyrics about the complexities of trying to live a simple life. Next door neighbors by day, record producers by night, 100 Ye...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Song Title: Diesel Moon, Marlboro Sun

Song Writer: Jacob Zachary

Born on the rice fields of Jennings, LA by the west bank of the Mississippi, Jacob Zachary let down his roots in the fertile grounds of the Deep South and eventually learned of stories beneath the soil. His songs stir them out like snak...

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2ND PLACE - COUNTRY

Song Title: San Angelo

Song Writer: Gary Bonnett

The American South Has A Long History Of Serving As A Fertile Breeding Ground For Singer/Songwriters Who Instinctively Meld The Various Musical Elements Of Their Environs. West Virginia Native, Gary Bonnett, Carries On That Tradition. Like ...

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2ND PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Song Title: Scott Free

Song Writer: Matt Ulery

Matthew Scott Ulery is a Chicago-born bassist and composer performing since the age of 14 years. Since his first performance, Ulery has played many styles of music. These include the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, gospel, th...

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: Possibilities

Song Writer: Cody Page

See me As your protection in the Palm trees And every section of your Hot dreams As vivid. As possible. - Possibilities It’s verses like these that have come to define and inform one of L.A.’s most promising new rock b...

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TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), instrumental category

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Song Title: Sedona Sunset Song Writer: SteveTalaga
4
Song Title: A Bicycle Built For Two Song Writer: Phil Norman
5
Song Title: Coming Home Song Writer: Bill Wren/Frank Ralls

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), pop category

3
Song Title: Liar Song Writer: Peter Vun Chen & Dave Smith
4
Song Title: I See You Song Writer: David Higginbotham
5
Song Title: No Small Wonder Song Writer: Susan Gabriel (Bunn)

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), country category

3
Song Title: Something In Betwen Song Writer: Jason MacDonald
4
Song Title: You Found Me Song Writer: Joe Romeo and George Scholz
5
Song Title: Who was that old Man Song Writer: Ed Bentley

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), rock category

3
Song Title: MAMA Song Writer: Rhett May
4
Song Title: Dance in the Rain Song Writer: Bella Bogart
5
Song Title: Time is Right Song Writer: Steve Scotton

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), folk/acoustic category

3
Song Title: Life is Fragile Song Writer: Dave Irish/Mike Doran
4
Song Title: Cheticamp Song Writer: Wall and Knight
5
Song Title: Arms of the Mountain Song Writer: Heather Werheimer

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place

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Placement: country Song Title: Beyond Words Song Writer: Rolf Schnyder and Michael 'Max' McGee
6
Placement: pop Song Title: Miss Jenny Song Writer: Pete Kendal
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Calypso Casino Song Writer: Rafael
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Mardi Gras in the City Song Writer: Chris A. Foreman
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Placement: rock Song Title: Killing Jar Song Writer: Adrian James
7
Placement: country Song Title: Good Kind of Small Song Writer: Stephanie Pauline
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Placement: pop Song Title: Wasted Rain Song Writer: Dani, Tony Harrell, Tyler McCulloch
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Betrayal Song Writer: Bill Wren/ Frank Ralls
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Let it Go, Brother Song Writer: Todd McNeal
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Placement: rock Song Title: Devil in my Bed Song Writer: Michael Anzilotti
8
Placement: country Song Title: Loving You A Long Long Time Song Writer: Keith Patterson
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Placement: pop Song Title: Come Back Home Song Writer: Belote and Joyce
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: The Changing Years Song Writer: John Barnard
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Blessing Song Writer: Noah Budin
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Placement: rock Song Title: It's Alright Song Writer: Rob Myers
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Placement: country Song Title: If You Believe Song Writer: Joe Romeo
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Placement: pop Song Title: You and Me Song Writer: Stephanie Pauline
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Placement: rock Song Title: Breathe Song Writer: William Belote
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Lazy Creek Song Writer: John Barnard
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Breathe Song Writer: Neil Benjamin
10
Placement: country Song Title: Main Street Song Writer: Jamie Polen
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Placement: pop Song Title: Up Comes The Sun Song Writer: Daniel Nahmod
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Inspiration Song Writer: Adam Page
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: From My Window Song Writer: Ann Mayo Muir
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Placement: rock Song Title: Your Kind of Bad Song Writer: Christine Caldi