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Winners Q&A

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November/December 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Mike Guiney

1st Place “Tomorrow's Just A Promise” Written by Mike Guiney Interview by Caine O’Rear Where did you get the idea for this song, and when did you write it? I believe I wrote this song a couple of years back. Like most of my work,...

September/October 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Greg Stielstra

1st Place “Running Out Of Texas” Written by Greg Stielstra Interview by Caine O’Rear Where did you get the idea for this song, and when did you write it? I drove my family to the beach for vacation last April. While watching the mile...

Our May/June 2015 Deathbed Winner Explains His Picks

Our May/June 2015 contest winner Jeff Caldwell discusses his winning choices for our last issue’s Deathbed contest. Be sure to enter the July/August 2015 Contest by submitting your top 10 albums for a chance to win Martin Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition Guitars and...

July/August 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Heath Johnson

“She Only Loves Me When She Lies”1st PlaceWritten by Heath JohnsonInterview by Caine O’Rear  When did you write this song?I wrote this song early last fall. It kind of came out of a conglomerate of emotions ranging from frustration, to pity,...

Our March/April 2015 Deathbed Winner Explains His Picks

Our March/April 2015 contest winner Clint McKnight discusses his winning choices for our last issue's Deathbed contest. Be sure to enter the May/June 2015 contest by submitting your top 10 British albums for a chance to win Martin DRSGT...

May/June 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Emily Robinson

 1st Place “Marriage Ain’t The End of Being Lonely” Written by Emily Scott Robinson Interview by Caine O’RearCan you tell me a little bit about this song, when you wrote it, how it came together and what inspired it?I’ll start off by...

Our January/February 2015 Deathbed Winner Explains His Picks

Our January/February 2015 contest winner Roy Clark talks about his winning choices for our last issue's Deathbed Contest. Be sure to enter the March/April contest by submitting your top 10 Blues albums for a chance to win a Martin 000-15M Acoustic Guitar and...

March/April 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Owen Danoff

“No Such Thing (As You And Me)” 1st Place Written by Owen Danoff Interview by Caine O’Rear How long have you been writing songs? I started when I was 15, so for about 10 years now.I see you attended Berklee College...

Announcing the 2014 Grand Prize Lyric Contest Winner

Congratulations to Blair Bodine, the winner of our 2014 Grand Prize Lyric Contest! Bodine took home 1st place in our May/June Lyric Contest for her song "Lonely Pretty Things," a song she wrote after a particularly inspiring trip to...

Our November/December 2014 Deathbed Winner Explains His Picks

November/December 2014 winner Dan Conway talks about his winning choices for last issue's Deathbed Contest. Be sure to enter the January/February 2015 contest for your chance to win a Martin D-35 50th Anniversary Guitar and SP Lifespan Acoustic Guitar Strings.Pet Sounds, Beach BoysI was...
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Frank Black, Iggy Pop Celebrate Mose Allison with “Numbers on Paper”

Today, on Mose Allison's birthday, Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Allison tracks from IF YOU’RE GOING TO  THE CITY:  A Tribute To Mose Allison, out November 29. 
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