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It's 2010 - Let's Do It Again!
January 11, 2010

It's 2010 - Let's Do It Again!

As we enter into the New Year 2010, we begin our 15th year of Durango Songwriter Expos! If longevity counts as a measure of significance and success, we're doing something right (or "write")! Thanks to YOU, it's working!

Our next Expo will take place Thursday February 25th through Saturday February 27th, 2010 in fabulous Santa Ynez Wine Country (near Santa Barbara, CA). Click here to view and print out the Brochure/Registration PDF.

If you cannot print out the brochure, contact us with your name and mailing address and we will send you the brochure via USPS.

Just click on the link above to see or print out the Registration Form. Or, call Jim Attebery at 970.259.9747 if you have any questions at all!


Just TWO WEEKS Left to Enter Our Song Contest!

Just TWO WEEKS left to enter our 2010 Santa Barbara "Write With a Hit-Maker" Songwriting Contest (deadline 1/25/10). Click here for details. It is an awesome contest. How long would it take you to get to write with a top hit songwriter if you tried? Our winners jump the line!

Listen to our last two winning songs on ReverbNation. Congrats again to Scott Hunt and Mycle Wastman!

PLEASE do not underestimate the value of entering our Write With A Hit-Maker Songwriting Contest. It's not for everyone, but if you think you are at a level in your writing that you feel you could attract the attention of hit songwriters, you should enter this contest. It's potentially a very good opening with some very connected companies at a very small price...

"Winning the 2009 Songwriting Contest in the country category was very exciting. Looking back from that experience I can see what an important part the Expo has played in making that possible. I have attended the Expo nearly every year since 2000. Each time I would walk away with a few gems to improve my songwriting and with new friends in the music industry.

"One experience stands out. I was talking to Brett James and Bob DiPiero (how often do you get that kind of opportunity!?) after a panel discussion and I asked them what was smartest thing they did to improve their songwriting. Almost in unison they said 'write 100 songs a year!' They said 'thatís what we do.' When I heard that number I knew I had to step up my game A LOT to make the progress I wanted. Little gems like that are what I have gathered at the Expo that helped me to improve as a songwriter." óScott Hunt

Showcase in Nashville Is Baaaaaaack!

Our FIRST DURANGO NITE of 2010 is NEXT Monday, January 18th, yes Martin Luther King Day, back at our old "stompin' grounds" (thanks CJ and Diane!), The Blue Bar and Rack Room down on Broadway. (Despite the name, the bar is PINK..can't miss it!)

The inimitable Amanda Williams will be co-hosting with the Expo's mrJack...ably accompanied by the talented and affable Mr. Matthew Burgess! Special featured artists will be announced later this week. If you are in town and want to perform, COME ON DOWN and we'll do our best to get you on...come starts at 9pm and runs till will run out of gas or they shut the power off!

Rack Room/Blue Bar
1911 Broadway, Nashville, TN
(615) 327-8001‎


Amanda and Matthew will be running the open-mic in Santa Barbara, Feb 25-27, 2010! IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER! :)


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