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October 2019 Newsletter

As we head into October, The House looks ahead to a fall filled with more music and more opportunities for involvement and connection with our communities. Read more to learn about what's coming up for us!

Judy Blank & Dylan Earl performing their song "I never said a word" at AmericanaFest and written at The House of Songs during the 2019 Songwriter Summit.


Oct. 16th : Guest Artist Concert - Nadia Larcher at UofA

The Department of Music is proud to partner with The House of Songs to bring Argentine folkloric singer songwriter Nadia Larcher to the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall stage. Nadia is known for her blend of folk song with contemporary styles. She will perform with Ensemble Ibéric with music of Buenos Aires.

Concert is free and open to the public! Event Link

Oct. 18th : Tacodeli x House of Songs Songwriter Sessions

The House of Songs ATXP2P series connects Austin songwriters from different genres, backgrounds and styles to create new music together. Every session will feature 4 artists performing solo works with transitions between artists featuring songs that the artists have written as a pair.

Tacodeli will be providing tacos, Austin Beerworks will be serving beer, and Tito's Handmade Vodka will be serving a special Tacodeli / Tito’s cocktail custom made for this series.

Doors 5:30PM | Concert 6:00PM - 8:00PM

$10 Suggested donation to The House of Songs or Pay-What-You-Can for the artists!

Oct. 18th will feature: Bonnie Montgomery + James Steinle + Barbara Nesbitt & Akina Adderley

Oct. 19th : The House of Songs Songwriter Showcase

We are excited to host another Songwriter Showcase at the wonderful Midtown Associates in Downtown Springdale in October!

The showcase will feature Skye PollardJade Mears, Will Saylor, and Buddy Shute

Doors will open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:00pm! Suggested Donation of $10 and light refreshments will be provided!


2019 AmericanaFest Songwriter Summit: In September we hosted six Songwriters at The House of Songs in Bentonville AR, to co-write, perform and record new works and then traveled to The 2019 Americana Music Festival and Conference. 

The House of Songs brought six outstanding musicians and songwriters to Bentonville, AR for the 2019 Songwriter Summit with the goal to write, record, perform, and explore in preparation for their time at AmericanaFest in Nashville. The Artists consisted of Elles Bailey (UK), Dylan Earl (NWA), Jonathan Terrell (ATX), Jamie Freeman (UK), Brandy Zdan (CA), and Judy Blank (NE). 

The Americana Music Festival & Conference is a music festival and music industry conference that takes place every year (usually in September). The first was held in 2000. It has since grown into a five-day multi-venue production. It is run by the Americana Music Association which is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to promote awareness, provide a forum, and advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre.

The group wrote 20 new Songs while at The House of Songs which were inspired by their shared stories of the road, the music industry, lost love and diversity and inclusion in the Country Music genre. The House also invited local guest Songwriters, which included Dana Louise, Corey Post, The Allie Lauren Project, and Aaron Smith to co-write with the Artists during the Summit, which ended in beautiful creations and new friendships.   

Watch our Recap of the first Co-writing day here!

On the Second day of the Summit the Artists took a visit to KNWA 'Good Day NWA' (watch here) and KUAF Public Radio (listen here) to perform, and then to Terra Studios to cowrite on their beautiful property. 

Watch our Recap of this action packed day in NWA here!

Once the songs were written and rehearsed, the Artists performed two Showcases for local audiences at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville,AR and at The Bearded Goat in Fayetteville, AR. The group then finished the week in the Ozarks by recording the twenty new works at Haxton Road Studios in Downtown Bentonville.

Watch our Recap for the Recording day here!

After the successful week in NWA, the Songwriters headed to Nashville, TN for The Americana Music Festival & Conference, to perform three Showcases packed with Americana Music lovers. 

Our first showcase for AmericanaFest was held at InDo Nashville, and was co-presented by The Texas Music Office. The Showcase featured Texas Songwriters Jaimee Harris, Peter More, Jane Ellen Bryant,

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