Hit The Road: The American Songwriter Coffeehouse Tour

Written by July 9th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

You know the dream? The one where you pack up your guitar and hit the road? Guess what…Fishman and American Songwriter want to make your dream come true with The Coffeehouse Tour Contest.

Submit 2 of your best songs, a photo and a little more info about yourself.  If you don’t have a photo, take one. if you don’t have any songs, then… go write some real quick. Because we want to listen.

A panel of industry professionals (listed below) will select the top 25 artists. From those artists, one will be declared the WINNER to recieve:

WINNER WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

A $2000 Travel Budget – eat, drive, sleep on this.

10 Gigs @ Coffeehouses (and a few rock clubs) across the northeastern United States:

New World Coffee HouseRaleigh, NC – 10/5/12
Globehopper Coffeehouse & LoungeRichmond, VA – 10/6/12
Para CoffeeCharlottesville, VA – 10/7/12
Jammin’ JavaVienna, VA – 10/8/12
MilkBoy CoffeeArdmore, PA – 10/10/12
The Path CafeNew York, NY -10/11/12
The Red Room @ Cafe 939Boston, MA (Berklee Campus) – 10/12/12
The SpaceHamden, CT – 10/13/12
Beehive CoffeehousePittsburgh, PA – 10/15/12
Kafe Kerouac - Columbus, OH – 10/16/12

*Cities and venues subject to change.

The Fishman SA220 Performance System- plug in and play this bad boy at each gig.

A Print Ad Campaign featuring You and The Fishman SA220 – it will appear in magazines.

The 25 finalists will notified by September 10, 2012. The winner will be notified September 14, 2012. The tour is scheduled to begin October 5, 2012 and conclude October 16, 2012.

This is a chance to expand your audience, expose your music, and go on an awesome adventure. So send us your songs. We’re excited to hear what you’ve got. We want to put you on the road.

JUDGES:

JOHN RITCHIE (CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN SONGSPACE)

CAINE O’REAR (EDITOR, AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE)

JOHN OATES (SINGER-SONGWRITER, HALL & OATES)

GLEN PHILLIPS (SINGER-SONGWRITER, TOAD THE WET SPROCKET)

PAUL ROPER (PRESIDENT, DUALTONE RECORDS)

WELLS ADAMS (ON-AIR PERSONALITY, NASHVILLE’S INDEPENDENT RADIO LIGHTNING 100)

CHRIS DEMARIA (DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND ARTIST RELATIONS, FISHMAN)

MIKE KING (COURSE AUTHOR/INSTRUCTOR, BERKLEEMUSIC.COM)

JEREMY THARP (AGENT, FORWARD MOTION ENTERTAINMENT)

STU WALKER (AGENT, APA)

JAMIE LYNN YOUNGER (MARKETING DIRECTOR, AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE)

 

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