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Rhode Trip to NERFA - November 13, 2015
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Saturday, 21 November 2015
Written by Chuck Williams

                                               
               RISA goes to NERFA (Northeast Folk Alliance) in Kerhonkesn, NY.


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RISA Semi Annual Songwriter Showcase
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Saturday, 21 November 2015
Written by Chuck Williams

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PSC Final Results
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Written by Chuck Williams

2nd Annual RISA Performing Songwriter Finals - Congratulations to Kirsten Maxwell!

A great night of music occured at the former Stone Soup Coffeehouse location in Pawtucket. 

 

The EVENING started out with our Special Guest, Mark Cutler,  showing why he has been the frontman of many groups over the years and a recent inductee to the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.  Mark set the bar for our four performing songwriter contest finalists - Lenny Solomon, Allison Giuliano, Kirsten Maxwell and PJ Rogue.  Each of the finalists performed the 2 songs that were submitted and had the opportunity to show how their instrument and vocals, when paired with songwriting skills, can move a roomful of attentive listeners.

 

All of the finalists did their very best, but one had to be chosen!  Congratulations to Kirsten Maxwell!  Kirsten's award is an 'opening' spot on next seasons Stone Soup Coffee House schedule.

We'd like to thank Stone Soup Coffee House for their partnership on this event the past two years and into the future!  We'd like to thank Rick Wahlberg as the host of the evening and Mary Anne Rossoni as the MC for the performing songwriter contest. Additionally we'd like to thank Nick Noble (WICN), John Mailloux (Bongo Beach Productions) and David Correia (Celebrations Sound) for the judging.  Overall this event involved 50+ RISA members and our Stone Soup volunteers. It truly does take a village...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:45 )
 
PSC Poster
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Monday, 04 May 2015
Written by Chuck Williams

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Performing Songwriters Contest - Finals
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Monday, 04 May 2015
Written by Chuck Williams



PRESS RELEASE

Friday, May 22, 2015

2nd Annual RISA Performing Songwriter Contest Finals - Special Guest  Mark Cutler

Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7 pm

Tickets are $10 at the door!

Stone Soup Coffeehouse, St. John's Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI.

 

 Contacts:
 Ellen Fingeret at:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (401-353-4168)

 Chuck Williams at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (508-335-0055)

  

The Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) is holding its 2nd annual Performing Songwriter Contest Finalist Concert on May 22nd at Stone Soup Coffee House, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pawtucket.

30 RISA members submitted original songs in the competition which were judged by a panel of professionals: David Correia of Celebration Sound in Greater Providence, John Mailloux of Bongo Beach Productions of Westport, MA and Nick Noble of WICN in Worcester, MA.  

 

Four songwriters were selected to perform at the Finalist concert:  

  • Allison Guiliano, North Smithfield, RI
  • Lenny Solomon, Cambridge, MA,
  • Kristen Maxwell, Huntington, NY
  • Paul Rogeshewski (PJ Rogue), Hudson, MA.

Local artist and recent Rhode Island Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, will perform a solo set followed by each finalist who will perform their 2 submitted songs. Mark Cutler is a recording artist and singer- songwriter from Providence, RI. He has been the lead singer and songwriter for The Schemers, The Raindogs and  Dino Club.

 

Judges and audience will select a winner at the concert who will be awarded an opening slot at a 2016 Stone Soup Show to be announced.

Doors open at 6:30pm, the show will start at 7:00pm. 
Please note the venue is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 May 2015 10:32 )
 

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