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Join Us for Durango Night in Nashville Monday!
September 17, 2007

Join Us for Durango Night in Nashville Monday!

Hi Everybody, Jim Attebery here with a few updates regarding the upcoming Fall Expo October 4-6 at the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico (in southern Arizona near Tucson):

If you plan on registering and submitting songs to be selected for showcasing, we must RECEIVE your submission by SEPTEMBER 24th.

If you will be flying into Tucson and need transportation from the airport to the Esplendor at Rio Rico, call STAGECOACH TRANSPORTATION at 520-889-1000. We will be coordinating with them to get our fly-ins transported to the event.

Call me directly at 970-259-9747 if you are having problems or concerns making your plans!

TAXI Founder Michael Laskow Says...

CLICK HERE to download and print out the Registration Form PDF file now. Better get registered!

Alternately you may view, print out and/or save the 2007 Rico Rico Brochure JPG file:
2007 Rio Rico Brochure Page 1
2007 Rio Rico Brochure Page 2

(If you have problems viewing or printing out these files, Contact Us with your mailing address and we will drop the Brochure in the mail to you!)

Special Note: There are still some great airline rates into Phoenix and Tucson, especially on Southwest Airlines. Better grab your ticket!

Stay tuned to this site and make sure you have signed up for our free Great Connections Newsletter so you will be first to receive updates about the next event!


Small Songwriting Events like the DSE can be a BIG PLUS.

Big Durango Night in Nashville Monday 9/17

Join's Jack Hayford, Amanda Williams and a host of Durango "Expo-ites" on Monday, 9/17, at the Blue Bar (see below for details).

The Expo is just a couple weeks away so we'll be having a "gettin' ready" night on Monday. Special guests and friends of the Expo will include major hit-makers (and great guys!) Chuck Cannon and Walt Aldridge. It is sure to be a special night. If you have already been to an Expo or if you're just thinking about it now, COME JOIN US! You'll get a good idea of what the THE EXPO is all about!

If you are getting this newsletter, chances are that YOU are a songwriter, publisher, producer, manager, or musician! We invite you to Add YOUR BIO to our high-traffic website! Click here.

Looking to Showcase in Greater L.A.?

Thanks to our friend and Expo veteran, Frank Giampaolo from Laguna, CA, we can hook you up!

Says Frank, "I have been attending your Durango Songwriters Expos in the Santa Barabara Wine Country. If you have any songwriters that would like to play my Songwriters Live showcase in South Orange County, please have them contact me at:

"It is held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Some of the past performing songwriters include Steve Dorff, Ray Herndon, Jimbeau Hinson, Kevin Fisher, Pete Sellis, Amanda Williams and Bobby Tomberlin."

So there you go! Contact Frank and get yourself added to a Songwriters Live bill!

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Durango Writers Night in Nashville!

The Amanda Williams Monday Writers Night, which is host to our Durango Songwriters the THIRD MONDAY of each month, is held at the Blue Bar on Broadway, starting at 9pm. Next DSE night is September 17th (see above).

Rack Room/Blue Bar
1911 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Email if you would like to be added to the line-up. Thanks to all who come out to play, listen and support us!

What is

NEW! Check out the FANTASTIC Chuck Cannon Songwriting Workshop from Santa Barbara '07. Part 1 is available here.

Not everyone can join us in Durango each year to be educated and inspired by our panelists and hit songwriters. But every songwriter can now have access to the next-best thing -- -- and benefit from many of the same resources provided each year at the Durango Songwriters Expo. offers Members a chance to hear writers, publishers, producers, managers and executives who decide what songs and artists make it to the big leagues.

Annually, we record the EXPO Panel Discussions and make them available in our subscription-based Backstage. If you can't make it to the EXPO in person, you can still get the same information from our ever-growing library of recorded discussions, as well as songwriter interviews and other special features.

Check Us Out!

Got a Website? Special Request from the EXPO—

If you've been marketing yourself and your music through a website, no doubt you already know the importance of "back-links" (how many websites, and their popularity, link to YOU) in gaining high search engine rankings and growing your traffic.

If you are interested in exchanging links, please link to:
The Durango Songwriters Expo

Then send us an email with YOUR link either by using the Contact Us Form, or sending an email to


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