♫ Spring 2012 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1ST PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

D.B. Rielly

Song Title: Got A Mind

Song Writer: D.B. Rielly

American Roots Music artist, D.B. Rielly was only six months old when, upon hearing David Hasselhoff sing, he immediately soiled his diaper and vowed to bring good music back to a starving generation. Since then, he has tirelessly pursued h...

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1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Anthony Espina

Song Title: Ying Yang Fish

Song Writer: Anthony Espina

Anthony Espina, a 23 year-old composer from West Palm Beach, Florida, is a self-taught pianist who has composed music since the age of twelve. Writing music that mainly incorporates classical and new age genres, you will find that though th...

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1ST PLACE - FOLK

Gene Mills

Song Title: Talking to a Stone

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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1ST PLACE - POP

NICHOLAS CONNELL

Song Title: DRUM DRIVING

Song Writer: NICHOLAS CONNELL

Nicholas Connell is a Boston based singer/songwriter with a B.M. from Berklee College of Music. Originally from Las Vegas, Nick grew up playing the piano and writing music from an early age. His music is an electrified blend of dance pop wi...

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1ST PLACE - ROCK

Justina Shandler

Song Title: Someone Else's Bed

Song Writer: Justina Shandler

SEE THE MUSIC VIDEO OF "SOMEONE ELSE'S BED" HERE!! ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_vVChx0dLM "The only thing in life that is entirely bad is writers' block. Everything else bad can have a good song written about it." Justina wa...

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2ND PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Song Title: Your Flight HAs Just Been Canceled

Song Writer: Lenny Solomon

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture in the old Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, he re...

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: Omega

Song Writer: Mik Dempsey

Stemming from a blend of inluences including Hard Rock, Metal, Punk and Pop, the Hyrax delivers enough high energy and fun with enough variety that will still keep you on your toes. Founded in 2008, they have made their presence known by c...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK

Song Title: The Pilgrim

Song Writer: Sara Kelly and Kevin Kelly

Los Angeles’s husband/ wife duo Homesick Elephant consistently impresses critics with their “devastatingly charming harmonies” (Flagpole Weekly) and “sunny-side up live sets” (Deli Magazine). They have been gaining momentum touring the US ...

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: Had I Known

Song Writer: Matt Zarley & Chris Curtis

MATT ZARLEY Matt Zarley has received critical acclaim as a singer/songwriter; has been named one of People Magazine?s “Hottest Bachelors”; has performed on Broadway; and, has had three Billboard Dance hits. Now, the handsome singer is rele...

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2ND PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Song Title: Sunday Morning Carriage Ride

Song Writer: Cindy Kleinstuber Blevins

Cindy Kleinstuber Blevins is a Colorado-based harp teacher and composer of harp music. Although her first love was piano, she went through college on a clarinet performance scholarship. She took up harp as an adult. She is the President o...

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

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Song Title: Finale to the Summer Solstice Sonata Song Writer: Bradford W. Tilden
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Song Title: COFFEE TIME Song Writer: MARK KASSNER
5
Song Title: Nameless One Song Writer: Kimba Arem

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

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Song Title: Collide Song Writer: Chann Carroll
4
Song Title: My Piece Song Writer: Jeff Lyons, Paul Frislie, Gio Fuentes
5
Song Title: Shouting at the World Song Writer: Mik Dempsey

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

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Song Title: All I Can Do (Undone) Song Writer: Chann Carroll
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Song Title: In Stride Song Writer: Michael Theodore
5
Song Title: Weatherman Song Writer: Liam James Campbell

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

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Song Title: Go Around Song Writer: Nenna Yvonne
4
Song Title: I Won't Sing No Saaad Songs Song Writer: Sky Nelson
5
Song Title: Last Recorded Summer Song Writer: Neil Barber, Dave Tough, & DeAnna Moore

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

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Song Title: The Small Stuff Song Writer: Patrice Webb
4
Song Title: Crazy Horse Song Writer: Ed Manzano Jr
5
Song Title: If I Can't Take You With Me Song Writer: Heather Stewart, Peter Andrews

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place

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Placement: americana/country Song Title: River, Railway, Road Song Writer: Gene Mills
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Placement: pop Song Title: Love Won't Let You Down Song Writer: Michael McGee and Michael Kachani
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Placement: folk Song Title: And I'd Rather You Be Here With Me Song Writer: Sam Rosolina
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Placement: rock Song Title: man about town Song Writer: denny hanley
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Meandering Through Marseille Song Writer: Scott Pettipas
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Placement: americana/country Song Title: The Dash Song Writer: Eric Colville
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Placement: rock Song Title: The Devils Train Song Writer: M.Gould
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Placement: folk Song Title: Nothing But The Wind Song Writer: Steve Kahn
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Placement: pop Song Title: Small House Song Writer: Will Gattis
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Salsa Cubana Song Writer: Bill James
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Placement: folk Song Title: You Still Have My Heart Song Writer: Tim Lindberg
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Placement: americana/country Song Title: I Don't Want To Cry In Her Presence Song Writer: Sam Conjerti
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Placement: pop Song Title: Mud is Not Your Name Song Writer: Joe Young and Ben Lorentzen
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Placement: rock Song Title: I Am Song Writer: Alice BrightSky
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: God's Guest List Song Writer: Anthony Espina
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Placement: americana/country Song Title: The Reaper Song Writer: John W McClure
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Placement: folk Song Title: Out of Air Song Writer: Ember Swift / Jolie Rickman
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Placement: rock Song Title: Cometa n°9 Song Writer: Giordano Di Fiore
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Placement: pop Song Title: 6 YEARS LATER Song Writer: AL WHITE
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: PEK Song Writer: Ember Swift
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Placement: folk Song Title: Say Goodbye Again Song Writer: Peter Scales
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Placement: americana/country Song Title: If You Were a Song Song Writer: Dave Brouillette
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Placement: rock Song Title: Falls Apart (My Love Arise) Song Writer: Chann Carroll
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Placement: pop Song Title: Tangled Up in Dreams Song Writer: Dominic and Sebastian Lavers
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Ode To Pyotr Song Writer: John OZ