Finals set for May 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM at Stone Soup Coffeehouse
More than two dozen RISA members submitted two songs each in the first RISA Performing Songwriter Contest. It is clear from the entries submitted that there is a lot of songwriting and performance talent in the membership, and that the support and opportunities offered by RISA through education, critiques, collaboration and networking opportunities are working for our members.
The competition was quite close, but our team of music industry professionals selected the following RISA members to compete in the Finals Competition to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Stone Soup Coffeehouse, located at St, Paul's Church, 50 Park Place in Pawtucket, RI at 8:00 PM.
Jane Fallon (www.janefallon.com)
Michael Laureanno (www.michael.laureanno.com)
Lenny Solomon (www.reverbnation.com/lennysolomon)
The Finalists will each perform their two songs prior to the Catie Curtis concert, and the winner will be announced during the Catie Curtis performance. RISA members are encouraged to attend the concert and support our three finalists.
The winner of the competition will be booked for an Opening Performance at a Stone Soup Coffeehouse Concert during the 2014 - 2015 Season.
RISA would like to thank the following music industry professionals for their work in selecting our finalists:
David Correia - Celebration Sound, Seekonk, MA
Patrick Norton - Narrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MA
John Maillioux - Bongo Beach Productions, Westport, MA
RISA would also like to thank all of the contest participants for all of the great music that was entered for consideration.