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[16 November 2002]
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[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 Sunday.

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

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 industry.

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.


Best Of Show Trophy - ELENA GARCIA,
Nashville Latin artist and songwriter. Elena tours and performs throughout the Southeastern United States.

Best New Talent Trophy - WAYLON WEAVER,
Atlanta 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,
MA blues-rock 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,
Tampa FL 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 Presidents.

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,
FL, performs from New York City to Miami and writes country and jazz.

1'st Place Writer AC/Rock - Steven McBride,
Oak Ridge, 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,
Pittsburgh PA, is a writer and club performer in PA. TJ is under review by Virgin, Capitol, and other major labels.

1'st Place Talent Country (Traditional) - Rocky,
of 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,
of the D.C. area, sings in bars and clubs three nights a week, and is now under consideration for a recording project in Nashville.

1'st Place Writer Country Christian - Cathy Ament,
of Nashville TN, is an actress, writer, and singer. She appears in lead roles in several independent films and sings in Nashville clubs weekly.

1'st Place Writer Country - FREE NASHVILLE SONG DEMO - Mel Long,
from Annapolis MD, has one song cut and avidly works his songwriting career.

Other notables

Owen Frederic receives artist development support and a publishing deal with Trowbridge Publishing.

For more information:

Contact (615) 902.0509
Director Public Relations
Trowbridge Symposium
P.O. Box 70403 - Nashville - TN - 37207

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