New York Songwriters Circle Gives American Teen Artists Their Big Chance


From the press release:

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New York — March 11, 2010 — The most promising teenage artists (ages 15 to 18) from around the country will be in New York on Monday, March 15th to perform at the New York Songwriters Circle’s first ever “Young Artist Showcase.” The New York Songwriters Circle is giving these talented teenagers the opportunity to perform on the same brick walled stage of The Bitter End Club that helped launch the careers of Norah Jones and Gavin DeGraw. The “Young Artist Showcase” will begin at 8 p.m., tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Headlining the “Young Artist Showcase” on the 15th will be 2009 New York Songwriters Circle Young “Young Artist” award winner and one of the hottest teen artists on the Internet Ali Brustofski ( Joining Ali on stage will also be teen artists Casey Cattie (, Aubrey Caswell (, Megan Trainor (, Nick Tetrault ( and Clay Garner (

The New York Songwriters Circle (NYSC) is proud to have helped bring to the attention of music lovers and help launch the careers of such notable artists as Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw, Chris Barron and many more.

All of these young performers are truly amazing in their own right,” said Tina Shafer, Artistic Director for the New York Songwriters Circle. “We hope this is the first of many young artist showcases where the next generation of artists can come and perform in a safe and nurturing environment, share their ideas, tell stories, laugh and most importantly create long lasting friendships.”

WHO: New York Songwriters Circle (

WHAT: Young Artist Showcase

WHEN: Monday, March 15th @ 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Bitter End, 147 Bleeker St.

COST: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door on the 15th.

About the New York Songwriters’ Circle:

For over 19 years, the New York Songwriters’ Circle has been producing and directing bimonthly shows at the legendary Bitter End club, in New York City’s West Village. The Circle has launched the careers of notable artists such as Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw and Chris Barron. The circle has quickly become one of the most popular music events in Manhattan, attracting not only the best up and coming songwriting talent from around the world but also top music industry executives looking to discover “the next big thing.”


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  1. the winner of the 2009 songwriter’s circle was already working with the guest judge Oates two years prior. How is it that this group things it’s kosher to have the grand prize winner of the contest have already had a relationship with the main guest judge previously. doesn’t seem fair…

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