Jul 21, 2016
What a night! The GLMLive Songwriting Contest was a huge success. Curt Yeoman's awesome Lafayette venue hosted 12 songwriters and their friends for a night of good original music. A tough one to judge for John Bower, Nicky Rood, and Jason Wells. Song subjects varied from walkin' blues, faith, death, and Pokemon Go (that's right: songwriter Cheryl Fletcher went there).The third place winner, Summer, is 16. The first place winner, Jay Thoennes, is 15! Makes you feel good about music's future. Second place finisher Jessica Collasto, a promising writer with an angelic voice, is resurrecting her music interest after some time out for parenting. Our good friends Joe Peters, Kenn Clark, and Brady Joseph brought good songs and their top-notch talents to the scene. A really good night, musicians, audience and venue. As our winner's tunes were mostly hot out of the oven, we'll wait to bring them to you once their published and recorded. So this time we conclude with an instrumental piece by me.