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September 30, 2007

Latest Updates on Tucson Expo!

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

We have found more shuttle services. Cavalier Express has shuttles scheduled at 11:30am and 2pm on Wednesday, and 10:30am and 3:35pm on Thursday. They will meet individuals behind carousel #7. Call Scott Miller at 520-603-9561 (cell) or 520-625-1055 (office) if you need more information. The more people in each shuttle, the cheaper the gang up with your fellow Durangonians. Another option is Jeannie's Shuttle, which is supposed to be really reasonable, at 520-982-2286. But call Cavalier first since they already have runs booked at those times.

Next week I'll be doing some radio promos on Monday and Tuesday with local Tucson radio station 92.9 The Mountain, so if you're in town switch it on! Also our friend and GREAT songwriter Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon (who will be at the Expo) will be taking part in the station's Green October Day on October 5th.

If you are coming in early, on Wednesday evening we will be organizing a little "getaway" to Nob Hill located in the Tubac artist community nearby. Meet up in the lobby of the Esplendor around 6pm to catch the shuttle.

We are hitting the stretch run for the Rio Rico Expo. Openings still remain but time is short now. We have a monster line-up of industry people (recently added Garth Fundis and Kurt Denny!) for you to meet, share your music with and talk to one-on-one. Truly there is hardly another event in the world where you can spend such quality time with MAJOR players in the biz as the Durango Songwriters Expo. DON'T MISS IT!

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 good airline rates into Phoenix and Tucson, especially on Southwest Airlines. Grab a ticket and come on down!

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

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 October 15th.

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

Check out the FANTASTIC Chuck Cannon Songwriting Workshop from Santa Barbara '07. Part 1 is available here. Chuck will be appearing once again at the Rio Rico Expo! Don't miss him!

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.

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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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