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[16 November 2002]
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"TROWBRIDGE SYMPOSIUM YIELDS PRESS, CONTRACT SIGNING"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Nashville, TN - USA]
The Trowbridge Symposium 2002 held at the Airport Marriott
August 23 - 25 yielded press and contract signings for the
attendees. Workshops by hit songwriters and talent showcases
highlighted the event culminating in an Awards Presentation
Hit songwriter workshops by Bob Feldman, Jerry Vandiver,
and Jerry Cupit were a big favorite of Symposium attendees.
Rundi Ream and the Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Nashville chapter coordinated the writer workshops.
Songwriters and performing artists from near and far
showcased their talents on stage. Five judges chose winners
in country, Latin, R&B, and rock categories. See pictures
Nashville Star Search.com
Record labels attending included Cupit Records, Paul
Glawson Associates, and JIP Records. Four publishing
companies from Nashville and California scouted.
Live radio updates broadcast on WHEW 1380 AM, central
Tennessee's foremost Latino station.
Great Nashville entertainment "Som Brasileiro" and
"Sophisticated Fiesta" (Minnie Villanueva) supported the
Symposium. Ms. Minnie Villanueva is one of Nashville's
most unassuming stars; she displayed her Billboard Gold
Record and the highly respected Hispanic Achievement
Award. Authentic Mexican mariachi by Angel Padilla
and "Mexico Lindo" appeared twice Saturday afternoon,
leading the crowd in favorites like "Guantanamera".
Tom Johnson received the Trowbridge Achievement Award
for his political song "The Ballad Of American Steel" and
his twenty years of work with Congress and steel unions.
Johnson garnered newspaper features and interviews in
the Ohio River Valley, where he works as a steel worker
at Weirton Steel near Steubenville, OH. His Ballad warns
of the impending steel crisis in America and cautions
us to take action now to prevent the loss of a core
Tom nets feature articles in two papers, a live radio interview with talk show host PAT CAMPBELL on WSTV, and receives TV promotion support. See features, left, "Artist Given Honor For Support Of Steel" [Steubenville Star and Weirton Daily Times, 09/15/02]
Update: Tom is on WWVA and is singing his "Ballad" with Congressman Ted Strickland in OH and WV.
TROPHY AND AWARD WINNERS
Best Of Show Trophy - ELENA GARCIA,
artist and songwriter. Elena tours and
performs throughout the Southeastern United
Best New Talent Trophy - WAYLON WEAVER,
Georgia gospel bluesman. Waylon plays guitar,
sings, and writes. He has signed a publishing
deal and is in early negotiations on an album project.
Best Song Trophy - JOHN & FRED PRUE,
musicians and songwriters known as "Prues
Blues". Fred is better known as the former
"Freddie and the Freeloaders". The duo is in
early negotiations on a recording project.
Best Emerging Writer Trophy - DONNESHA WATSON,
sixteen year old star. Donnesha
writes and performs her R&B and gospel songs.
McClure & Trowbridge is connecting Donnesha's
mother Janice with major label A&R Vice
1'st Place Talent AC/Crossover - WENDY JANS,
Hendersonville TN singer/songwriter. Wendy
received offers for legal support in Nashville.
1'st Place Writer Latin/Jazz - Lyn Lickliter,
performs from New York City to Miami and
writes country and jazz.
1'st Place Writer AC/Rock - Steven McBride,
TN. McBride is an accomplished artist as well as
songwriter, keyboardist, arranger, and singer.
McClure & Trowbridge is connecting Steven with
Nashville studios and helping him hone his
session pitch kit.
1'st Place Talent Country - Kayla Mae Lauzon,
Emo, Ontario, is a
twelve year old singer and yodeler who has
just started public appearances.
1'st Place Writer Country - TJ Houston,
PA, is a writer and club performer in PA. TJ
is under review by Virgin, Capitol, and other major
1'st Place Talent Country (Traditional) - Rocky,
Houston TX, is launching his career as a
singer in Houston, and now plans to relocate
to Nashville to pursue singing full time.
1'st Place Talent Americana - George Frazier,
the D.C. area, sings in bars and clubs
three nights a week, and is now under
consideration for a recording project in
1'st Place Writer Country Christian - Cathy Ament,
Nashville TN, is an actress, writer,
and singer. She appears in lead roles in
several independent films and sings in Nashville
1'st Place Writer Country - FREE NASHVILLE SONG DEMO -
from Annapolis MD, has one song cut
and avidly works his songwriting career.
Owen Frederic receives artist development
support and a publishing
deal with Trowbridge Publishing.
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