Here is the amazing Dwayna Litz singing " I Forgive You" off her new CD .
Dwayna sent me her new CD to review the music and let her know what I thought.
below is the review. You will see that I liked it quite a bit. This is a great collection of songs well worth the listening.
Nashville Ear Review
CD by Dwayna Litz
"I'm The Girl I Used To Know Again"
Each fall Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Kurt Fortmeyer for the year 2014. After you read about his success and listen to his songs you will no doubt agree it was well deserved.
Learning how to finger pick your songs adds a depth and quality that cannot be achieved with a flat pick.
I am not sure if you songwriters know about James Taylor's guitar lessons. They are all free
.He shows how he finger picks all his favorite songs.
I sure could have used this way back when... Here is "Fire and Rain"
He has many others that are just fantastic.
He also plays them in 50% slowness with a Webpro cam so you can catch all the licks easily.
Songwriting is a huge topic. There are no right or wrong ways to approach the subject, and there are an infinite number of ways to do so. However, many songwriters choose to approach songwriting in the same manner that they approached all of their previous songs with.
Here is veteran songwriter Barbara Cloyd from the Bluebird explaining how the "business side" of songwriting works. She is just full of good information and suggestions for the starting writer as well as good things to check for the veteran songwriter. Barbara discusses legal issues and royalties issues. Mechanical royalties are explained. Good information for everyone.
Writing songs is an art that must be learned. There are several constants in writing that will help in the successful completion of a good song. Jerry Cupit is a veteran Nashville songwriter who has written a great book on songwriting. In this video Jerry will explain many pieces of songwriting that you need to understand to write that great song. This is a wealth of information that you don't hear often. If you are really interested in writing songs that can be sold to the Nashville music industry you may want to watch this a few times.
Here are some tips from a veteran songwriter/host on how to conduct yourself and what is important when trying to get your songs heard in Nashville.
Barbara Cloyd gives tips for playing open mics and writers' nights in Nashville, TN.
She has hosted the Open Mic at the Bluebird Cafe since it began and has seen newcomers like Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and David Wilcox, plus many writers who have go on to have hits.
Bellamy Baylor was singing up a storm at the Pavilion Coffee House last night while another storm was raging outside. Bellamy was in rare form performing her passionate vocal arrangements of her original songs. Here is one song I have heard her do before. Each time I am pleased with how much she puts into her performance. Rarely do we run across such powerful vocals in a writers night situation.
Voted as one of the top three singer/songwriters in Nashville 4 years running in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Nashville Scene "Best Of Nashville" readers poll, Doc Holladay has become one of the most in-demand talents around, while also managing to work as a full time Optometrist.
Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Chris Gantry.