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SEEING RED

Sometimes they let me write what I want to. LOL! While working with my cowboy Bob Marshall, his girlfriend Lori, said that what he needed was a “sexy song.” This is right up my alley because I have been doing
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TIME FOR DA SWAMP PEOPLE

Continuing along with my break down of recent songs:

Working with my cowboy, Bob Marshall, we had started a cajun song that I entitled "Gator Bait." He had never worked on a Cajun song before and since I had

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ROUND TWO: THE BUTLER DID IT

Round II, Sal, Dave and Pat,

With the first song down, we looked around to other ideas the three guys had. This is where it gets hard. When you are working with three people, (and I also had two

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Sal, Dave and Pat, the New York clan

                                                THE NEW YORKERS AND THE COWBOY

The first group was Sal, Dave and Pat. They are a trio from upstate New York who have known and played music with each other for over 20 years. Dave and Pat have

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WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT- DISSECTING SONGS

In the  next few posts I am going to dissect a few of the latest songs I have written and explain about the people I wrote them with and how we arrived at what we did. You see, I am

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THAT FIRST WRITING APPOINTMENT

Since I just had several "Newbies" to the Nashville songwriting experience, I thought  I would mention a few things that might help someone finding their way to the Nashville experience themselves that can help them be prepared. People often simply

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WRITING FOR THE 'OTHER GUY' PART II

Now, for some examples.
The first, is from my recent travels to New England to work with some wonderful people there.
The other writer, Maddy, a very cute, woman with a pretty good life. Husband, daughter, etc. She…
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WRITING FOR THE OTHER GUY

It's the classic "Songwriter's delima 101." You get into a much anticipated writer's session, particularly with a more experienced writer, someone with hits, and artist, or someone with publishing or label contacts. You want to make a good impression, sit…
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LEAVNG OUT THE WHEN

Someone reading this (how can that be?) mentioned that I left out the "WHEN" in my "Who What When, How, Where, part. Sorry about this. I'm new to this blog thing.

The "WHEN" is one that is a really…
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THE BIG FOUR

THE BIG FOUR

There are four principal elements of the music industry that anyone doing it HAS to be aware of. These are the building essentials:

CREATION OF THE SONG
There are a BILLION SONGS A MONTH uploaded…
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NON-SUPER SUPERFICIAL WRITING

In the past 25 years in Nashville, I have listened to thousands of songs. Spending hours and hours in writers nights, open mics, parties, shows, doing reviews, tours, workshops, critiques, you name it, it quite wears you out. I rarely…