♫ Spring 2014 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1ST PLACE - FOLK

Maggie Vogts

Song Title: Ballad of a Love Miscast

Song Writer: Maggie Vogts

Often compared to as songbirds or musical angels, the Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. Touring in Kansas and its surrounding states since May 2012, the young emerging artists have gained widespread recognition...

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1ST PLACE - POP

Leah Nobel

Song Title: Ride The Butterfly

Song Writer: Leah Nobel

LEAH NOBEL “..in music as in life..” ?Singer/songwriter, Leah Nobel, first fell in love with music at a very young age when her father would sing her to sleep to the Journeymen‘s ‘500 Miles‘. At age three, Leah was turning the family li...

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1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Malte Vief - HeavyClassic

Song Title: Ballade des Nordens

Song Writer: malte vief

Malte, born in 1979 is a composer and guitarist. He is a musician caught between the two poles of concert and rock music. Malte studied classical guitar and also played in band projects. The Members of his Band/Ensemble are Jochen Roß (Man...

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1ST PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Bruce Jones

Song Title: If I Confess to You

Song Writer: Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones began playing guitar at the age of 15, and bass at 19. He grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and played jazz standards at a local supper club, where he was mentored by a journeyman drummer named Ed Fowler. He came to Texas at the invi...

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1ST PLACE - CHRISTIAN

Justin Froese

Song Title: Finally Here

Song Writer: Justin Froese & Nancy Montgomery

Seattle-based singer/songwriter, Justin Froese is known for his collaborative spirit and diverse palate of musical tastes. His mainstream sensibilities combined with ten years of classical music training have resulted in the ability not onl...

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1ST PLACE - ROCK

Zach Alwin

Song Title: Arrived

Song Writer: Zach Alwin Pagter

Zach Alwin is LA's up and coming artist to look out for. He took up guitar and piano at age 7, taking after his musical father, and found himself playing in bands through school. His high school rock band won the battle of the bands held at...

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2ND PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Song Title: Tanz des Bergkönigs

Song Writer: malte vief

Malte, born in 1979 is a composer and guitarist. He is a musician caught between the two poles of concert and rock music. Malte studied classical guitar and also played in band projects. The Members of his Band/Ensemble are Jochen Roß (Man...

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2ND PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Song Title: Out Of Here

Song Writer: Rory Sullivan

Chicago singer-songwriter Rory Sullivan, has received abundant acclaim from everyone from country music star Sara Evans to Grammy Winner/Windham Hill Records Founder Will Ackerman. Sullivan took the grand prize for the CD Baby and Sarah Eva...

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2ND PLACE - CHRISTIAN

Song Title: For the Better

Song Writer: Rebecca Chase

Raised in a city not far from Tampa, Rebecca grew up in a musically nurturing family. At five, she was playing church songs by ear on her home piano and picking out harmonies not too long afterward. She pursued her passion for leading worsh...

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: So Beautiful

Song Writer: Katie Hardyman/Pete Stevenson

Katie Hardyman is a Multi Award Winning Australian Songwriter. She loves to tell a story through songwriting and her heartfelt ballads resonate deeply with her audiences. Katie has an impressive resume in a musicians world and she is certai...

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: Pentagram

Song Writer: Luke Alessi

Alessi is a Heavy rock band from Melbourne Australia, Known best for their most recent work with American super producer Scott Mathews. Scott recorded three songs with the boys in October 2013, "Osiris night", "Pentagram" and "Satisfy...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK

Song Title: These Hands

Song Writer: Dave Gunning/ George Canyon

“Dave Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers before him.” -- Greg Quill, The Toronto Star ...

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

3
Song Title: Unbreakable Song Writer: The Menders
4
Song Title: 100 Miles of Hard Road Song Writer: Matt Reno
5
Song Title: Carry My Song Song Writer: Dallas Thornton, James Beer

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

3
Song Title: Can't Put You Down Song Writer: Michael "Max" McGee, Scott Miller, Lee Johnson
4
Song Title: Things I'll Never Do Song Writer: Phoebe Hunt, Matt Rollings
5
Song Title: I Miss You Song Writer: Bruce Jones

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

3
Song Title: Save the Day Song Writer: Clifton Williams
4
Song Title: Here With Me Song Writer: Joshua Wheatley
5
Song Title: Ever Again Song Writer: Bem Abu

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

3
Song Title: The Girl Song Writer: JoJo Worthington
4
Song Title: When the Devil Comes for Me Song Writer: Matt Reno
5
Song Title: Soil and the Sea Song Writer: Kristen Tivey

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

3
Song Title: Dream On and On Song Writer: Erik Borelius
4
Song Title: mosaik Song Writer: malte vief
5
Song Title: Above Water Song Writer: Todd Marston

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

3
Song Title: I'm Not Held Back Song Writer: Sky Nelson
4
Song Title: Dead or Alive Song Writer: Dorothy Scharr
5
Song Title: Everything Beautiful Song Writer: Adam Babcock

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place

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Placement: americana/country Song Title: To Live and Die in Georgia Song Writer: Michael Stovall
6
Placement: folk Song Title: Sound like you Song Writer: Jeremiah Jones
6
Placement: instrumental Song Title: The Cat's Walk Song Writer: Dotti Anita Taylor
6
Placement: pop Song Title: Shining Star Song Writer: Lovisa Ståhl
6
Placement: christian Song Title: Going Up Song Writer: Rebecca Chase
6
Placement: rock Song Title: Hold On Song Writer: Charles D Butler
7
Placement: folk Song Title: City Lights Song Writer: John van Hemert
7
Placement: americana/country Song Title: All Good Things Fall Apart Song Writer: Michael Stovall
7
Placement: pop Song Title: Summer Love Song Writer: Nicky Will & Brad Cox
7
Placement: christian Song Title: I Was Made Song Writer: Rebecca Chase
7
Placement: instrumental Song Title: My Comfort Song Writer: Karine Khow
7
Placement: rock Song Title: No No No Song Writer: dave mcgann
8
Placement: folk Song Title: My Situation Song Writer: Joseph Tonelli
8
Placement: pop Song Title: Honest Look Song Writer: Madeline Spooner
8
Placement: americana/country Song Title: The Leavin' Kind Song Writer: Matt Netzke
8
Placement: christian Song Title: Yours Song Writer: Chann Carroll
8
Placement: instrumental Song Title: WinterSpell Song Writer: Scott Pettipas
8
Placement: rock Song Title: Illuminate Song Writer: Josh Friedman
9
Placement: americana/country Song Title: Set Free Song Writer: Babe Gurr
9
Placement: folk Song Title: Head Home Song Writer: Ira Watson
9
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Snowflake Song Writer: Katie Hardyman
9
Placement: pop Song Title: Fly With You Song Writer: Mary Segato
9
Placement: christian Song Title: Winter White Song Writer: Sarah Gracie
9
Placement: rock Song Title: Blind All Along Song Writer: Capers Simmons
10
Placement: americana/country Song Title: Your Doggin' Fool Song Writer: D.B. Rielly
10
Placement: christian Song Title: Brighter Days Song Writer: Christal Roberts
10
Placement: folk Song Title: Never War Song Writer: Sam Rosolina
10
Placement: pop Song Title: Bottle Of Tea Song Writer: Hannah May
10
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Siberian Nights Song Writer: Chris Parsons
10
Placement: rock Song Title: The Sun is a Dying Star Song Writer: P.Riondet