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Coming up on Asheville, NC May 29-31!
April 28, 2008

"Early Bird" Deadline for Asheville This Week!

Hey everybody, Jim Attebery here with an important reminder: The EARLY BIRD DEADLINE for registering for the upcoming Expo in Asheville, NC (May 29-31), which saves $50 on the cost of registration, is THIS WEEK - May 1st (see Registration Form for details).

The Expo will take place at the beautiful Asheville Crowne Plaza Resort. For details about the hotel, click on their link, to reserve your room call: 800-733-3211 or the hotel direct line at 828-254-3211. (Be sure to mention that you are with the Durango Songwriters Expo so you will get our special group rate.)

To Register for the Asheville, NC Expo May 29-31!:
Click here to print out the Registration Form (PDF). If you cannot print out the form, contact us, and we will mail you the brochure. (Don't forget to give us your mailing address!)

Alternately you may see jpg images of the brochure here: PG 1 PG 2.

If you have questions or problems, you can call me personally at 970-259-9747. Please, REGISTER EARLY if you can. Interest is very high for our first event back east and we expect a big turnout. Get your plans made as soon as possible!

Also, please note that air service into Asheville is pretty limited and pricey. Most people are opting to fly into either Nashville or Charlotte. Southwest has a lot of flights into Nashville and if you watch their website you can usually get a good deal from just about anywhere. Charlotte is a hub for USAir so if that airline is strong in your area, you might be better off flying into Charlotte.

Of course, many people will be driving over from Nashville and if you are interested in car pooling with someone, contact us and we will try to help you out.

Please make sure you sign up to receive our Great Connections Newsletter as this is how we will make our announcements regarding the Asheville, event. (There are always updates leading up to the Expo!)

This is your chance! Don't miss Asheville '08! Mindy Smith will be performing for the first time, as will Emerson Hart of Tonic. Sherri Austin will be back. Chuck Cannon will be back. Of course, LOTS MORE. As always, it will surely be a great time!

Welcome Emerson Hart!

Millions already appreciate former Tonic frontman Emerson Hart’s poignant lyrics, smart songcraft and evocative voice. Hart’s debut album, Cigarettes & Gasoline, was released in July 2007 on EMI/ Manhattan Records. The first single “If You’re Gonna Leave” from the album marks Hart’s return to mainstream radio debuting at 37 on the Hot AC chart on May 27, 2007. The 12-song debut disc was recorded in New Orleans and in his current hometown, Nashville, with producers Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi), who produced the final, Grammy-nominated Tonic record; Grammy-winner Jason Lehning (Guster, Steve Forbert), and Mike Napolitano (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Joseph Arthur). As lead singer for alt-rock radio and concert favorites Tonic, Hart enjoyed platinum sales, chart topping singles and albums--including the #1 hit “If You Could Only See”--and two Grammy nominations in 2003.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Emerson Hart in the intimate setting of the Durango Songwriters Expo!

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