♫ Spring / Summer 2009 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1ST PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

DANA HUBBARD

Song Title: Lightnin's Cadillac

Song Writer: Dana Hubbard

AWARDS: First Place Winner! - 2009 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Acoustic Blues Competition First Place Winner! - 2009 Indie International Songwriting Contest in Folk/Acoustic Second Place Winner! - 2009 Utah State Instrumental Champi...

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1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Stein Thor

Song Title: Life

Song Writer: Steingrimur Thorhallsson

Born in 1974 and raised in the little fishing village of Husavik in north of Iceland. Completed piano studies and then church organ studies in Rome Italy. Currently working as a professional player of Church organ and choir directing in Nes...

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1ST PLACE - ROCK

Anthony Burbidge

Song Title: Us And Them

Song Writer: Anthony Burbidge

With his latest CD release (2009's "The Great Awakening"), Canadian singer-songwriter, Anthony Burbidge, delivers ten original songs in a style that's been called "Empower-Pop World Fusion" - a blending of uplifting & inspiring lyrics set a...

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1ST PLACE - POP

Capers Simmons

Song Title: On My Knees

Song Writer: Capers Simmons

I am a songwriter living in the Southeastern US. I write in several styles, most often Adult Contemporary, though I've branched out into Modern Rock, Pop, Alternative Country, Electronica, Modern Blues and NuJazz. The instrumental versi...

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1ST PLACE - COUNTRY

Marc Kuchner

Song Title: Backwards

Song Writer: Marc Kuchner

NASA? Or Nashville? It's not rocket science. That's what some people say about country music. But Marc Kuchner, country songwriter and NASA astrophysicist, has a different point of view. "Deep down, songwriting and astronomy are simi...

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: 13 Colonies

Song Writer: Ron Mancini

From the melancholy jangle of the opening Taylor 12 string guitar lick on "Purple Skies," to the sparse vocal and punkishly anthemic chorus of the title track, "Your Gods Suck," the new 5 song EP from the indie rock band Foggy Nocean is now...

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: Chilly Allston

Song Writer: C. 2008 Casey Desmond

Desmond is an award winning vocalist, song writer and multi-instrumentalist. This alt-indie pop siren's engaging live energy captures you right between the ears with a voice that moves you to stay and listen. Whether its a quirky tune playe...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Song Title: What a Day I've Had

Song Writer: John O'Connell

John was raised in the Everton area of Liverpool and the age of 22 he began to play music full time and was one half of the duo Groundpig. John's musical influences are routed in acoustic, folk and classical guitar. His major influences are...

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2ND PLACE - COUNTRY

Song Title: 60 Million Strong

Song Writer: Michael Danckert

Rock Shape Shifter For more than 15 years Michael Danckert (singer/songwriter) has paid his rent playing live performances. After attending Humber Music College He started as a licensed Busker playing the subway system beneath the city o...

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2ND PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Song Title: A-Sharp

Song Writer: Joel Styzens (composer, guitarist) Katinka Kleijn (cellist)

* Indie International Winner * 2nd place worldwide in the instrumental category Listen/Buy "Relax Your Ears," the new album from Joel Styzens & CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn at Relax Your Ears dot com: http://www.relax-your-ears.com __...

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

3
Song Title: All The Letters Song Writer: Helen Austin
4
Song Title: The Richest Poor Man Song Writer: Michael Young
5
Song Title: Noah's Ark Song Writer: Paul Hanna

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

3
Song Title: Fool's Gold Song Writer: Gene Mills
4
Song Title: Start Now Song Writer: Marc J. Kuchner
5
Song Title: My Truck Song Writer: Michael Greenly

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

3
Song Title: Reboot My Heart Song Writer: The Cinnamon Fuzz
4
Song Title: Mythomania Song Writer: Billy Frank
5
Song Title: Stare Song Writer: Paul Baggott

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

3
Song Title: Flood Of Steel Song Writer: Yukihide Takiyama
4
Song Title: The Highlands Song Writer: Betsy Foster
5
Song Title: Upper Song Writer: Stephan Braun

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

3
Song Title: Tonic & Gin Song Writer: Gail Maytom
4
Song Title: In My Sky Song Writer: Kyal Stiles
5
Song Title: Ordinary Girl Song Writer: Helen Austin

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place