♫ Spring / Summer 2010 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Reentko

Song Title: Kushan

Song Writer: Reentko

Reentko, born in 1979 is a guitarist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. His music is a distinctive blend of unorthodox, self-developed percussive playing techniques covering a wide range of styles. He also features as a percussionist in s...

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1ST PLACE - COUNTRY

Gene Mills

Song Title: Anna Mae

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 - ROCK

drumfish

Song Title: Motion

Song Writer: drumfish

drumfish was formed in 1992 by Alex Petty, Larry France, Neil Richardson and Aaron Bertoglio. From its inception, the band has always melded a wide variety of musical sounds, cultures and genres. This approach has led the band to develop a ...

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1ST PLACE - POP

INDELIBLE

Song Title: Gets Me High ft. Kris Langemann

Song Writer: Jay Edmondson, Lee Edmondson, Kris Langemann

International Songwriting Competition winners Indelible are two of Vancouver’s most successful hip hop artists. Since dropping their first album together in 2010, Indelible’s introspective and catchy brand of music has made a lasting impres...

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1ST PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Dan Charness

Song Title: Summertime Delight

Song Writer: Dan Charness

Dan Charness began his performance career as a classical cellist at the age of five. However, his musical interests evolved and broadened rapidly, and at age 12 he bought his first guitar. He soon began writing his own songs, inspired by th...

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: An Emergency

Song Writer: John Tomaino

Residing only minutes from each other, MerciRiva were drawn to make music that matters in late 2009. Wearing only grey, MerciRiva are a blank canvass who let their award winning brand of acoustic-fuelled radio-ready pop/rock speak for itsel...

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2ND PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

Song Title: Diaphanous Breeze

Song Writer: Lisa Downing

Solo pianist Lisa Downing believes all of life is A Delicate Balance, also the title of her third album (currently one of the top instrumental airplay recordings in the world). “It’s a fragile existence that we lead,” states Downing. “It ...

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2ND PLACE - COUNTRY

Song Title: Beatles Without John

Song Writer: Dave Tough/JD Dohnal

Dave Tough (www.taxi.com/davetough) is a Nashville-based songwriter and producer/engineer. He has written and produced songs in major motion pictures, most recently Seth Rogen's mall cop comedy "Observe and Report", and training films and c...

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: Ride That Train (Ode To Rosie Ruiz)

Song Writer: Dave Tough/Dan Jones

Dave Tough (www.taxi.com/davetough) is a Nashville-based songwriter and producer/engineer. He has written and produced songs in major motion pictures, most recently Seth Rogen's mall cop comedy "Observe and Report", and training films and c...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK/ACOUSTIC

Song Title: Waiting for Rain

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

3
Song Title: Relentless Song Writer: Ryan Rothmeyer
4
Song Title: F*@k the Stars! Song Writer: Hollis Webb
5
Song Title: Invisible Man Song Writer: Eric Christensen

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

3
Song Title: Live in Love Song Writer: Sky Nelson
4
Song Title: Waiting Up Song Writer: Matt Gunston
5
Song Title: I am gone Song Writer: Mike Attinger (music) and Annie Stettin (lyrics)

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

3
Song Title: Seriously Song Writer: Rick Corrigan
4
Song Title: Bird in a Web Song Writer: Rick Corrigan
5
Song Title: Demian Song Writer: Reentko

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

3
Song Title: Smart Girl Song Writer: Lauren Adams
4
Song Title: She's the one Song Writer: Jason Kane White
5
Song Title: She Stands Song Writer: Rocc Nobles

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

3
Song Title: Landlocked Hurricane Song Writer: Lucas Martin
4
Song Title: I Wanna Live Like That Song Writer: Cathy-Anne McClintock, Larry Wayne Clark
5
Song Title: Benny Brown Song Writer: Terry Penney

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place

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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Halo Song Writer: Megan Small
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Placement: country Song Title: Fixer Upper Song Writer: Sandy Craig
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Placement: pop Song Title: Silly Love Songs Song Writer: Sarah Brown, Terence Burke
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Placement: rock Song Title: A Million Miles Away Song Writer: Mario Percudani
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Mission Critical Song Writer: David Penn
7
Placement: country Song Title: Mama Sang 'The Wren' Song Writer: Meg Tennant
7
Placement: rock Song Title: Half Lights, Half Sound Song Writer: Matt Rhoden, Ron Haney, Bart Schoudel
7
Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Carol Anne Song Writer: Penny Menze/Michael E. Shipley/Alan O'Bryant
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Placement: pop Song Title: The Edge of Love Song Writer: Rolf Schnyder and Michael 'Max' McGee
7
Placement: instrumental Song Title: El Molino (The Windmill) Song Writer: Ivan Najera
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Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: The Mantel Song Song Writer: Roger Tomhave
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Placement: country Song Title: Red Sun Sinking Song Writer: Sandy Craig
8
Placement: pop Song Title: I Want It Yesterday Song Writer: Reid & Stanners
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Crown Him with Many Crowns Song Writer: Todd Beaney
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Placement: rock Song Title: The Fall Of Man Song Writer: Jason Kalman
9
Placement: country Song Title: There Are Angels Song Writer: Cheryl Metrick
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Placement: rock Song Title: Snow Globe Song Writer: Amarish Dave
9
Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Unpredictable Song Writer: John McVey
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Placement: pop Song Title: Right Time Song Writer: Brian Ellefson
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Placement: instrumental Song Title: Farewell Song Writer: Reentko
10
Placement: country Song Title: Silence is Full of Sound Song Writer: Amarish Dave
10
Placement: folk/acoustic Song Title: Urban Dream Song Writer: Andreas Jordan
10
Placement: rock Song Title: Gentle Warning Song Writer: Boyan Iontchev
10
Placement: pop Song Title: Keep Them Safe Song Writer: Denise Baxter-Yoder and Cindy Kleinstuber Blevins
10
Placement: instrumental Song Title: The Way It Was Song Writer: Bill Wren/Frank Ralls