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Grandma Gets Run Over by a Reindeer!
December 05, 2008
Seasons Greetings!

Grandma Gets Run Over by a Reindeer!

Merry Christmas Everybody, mrJack here saying COME ON DOWN TO THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE MONDAY DECEMBER 8th. We are having a very fun show featuring Randy Brooks (nephew of comedian Foster Brooks), direct from Dallas, and a line-up of way cool friends and even special guests!

Yes, we changed the time of our shows...we start at 6:30pm now. Come share the merriment with us wild and crazy Durangonians!

The Listening Room Cafe (in Cummins Station) on Monday 12/08. 6:30-9pm.

"In 2004 I landed a SMALL publishing deal with Sho-Bud Music (along with a pay cut) which led to a major contract with Windswept Publishing and a production deal with a great guy named Jeffrey Steele. Since then I have learned so much it's amazing. I have had one incredible experience after another and made so many great friends." —Ken Johnson

Along with Ken we are very excited to have Ken's namesake (no relation) Buck Johnson who comes to town straight off the road with the wildly popular Whiskey Falls band!

Will Champlin is signed to the Chrysalis Music Group, and being the great songwriter and musician he is, has already had the opportunity to write with many top songwriters including Andreas Carlsson, Michael Caruso, Rivers Rutherford, Brett James, Eric Bazillian, and many others. Watch out for Will Champlin!

Shane Barrett is Nashville Creative Director for Toronto-based ole', Canada's largest and most successful independent music publisher. In addition, Shane is an accomplished singer, guitarist and songwriter in his own write. Shane is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Next Expo Feb 26-28!

We are gearing up for our next Expo which will take place Feb 26-28, 2009 in Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara, CA). Click here to view and print out the Brochure/Registration PDF (or JPG).

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

If you've never been to our Santa Barbara Wine Country event, you should definitely try to come to this one! We've just secured the fantastic Jim Lauderdale as a headliner and we'll have the usual enormous contingent of top-notch industry movers and surprises, as always!

This is an advance notice to those of you already inquiring about how to register for Santa Ynez. Just click on the links above to see or print out the Registration Form. Or, call Jim Attebery at 970.259.9747 if you have any questions at all!

AND, for those of you who register early, before December 25th, we've got a special bonus:

"We know every dollar is more precious than ever so as an added incentive for you to come and become part of The Durango Songwriters Expo, if you are able to register early, we will give you an extra, a fourth, listening session...another set of industry pros to play your music for..." —Jim A.

Don't forget about our Write with a Hit-Maker Songwriting Contest which is well underway. The deadline to enter is January 19th, 2009. This contest has been an incredible boon to the careers of many of our recent winners...remember, the prize is getting to write with an established hit songwriter! This year the winner in the Country Category will write a song at the EXPO with hit songwriter Tim Johnson whose hits include "She Misses Him" for Tim Rushlow. The winner in the Pop/Rock Category will write a song with hit songwriter Tony Scalzo (of FastBall) and our own Alissa Moreno who won our contest in 2006 and co-wrote the Rascal Flatts 2008 hit "Every Day" with Jeffrey Steele.

Write with a Hit-Maker Songwriting Contest! Register online right now with our buddies at SonicBids!

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