“It was a thrill to listen to so many good songs by such a diverse group of singer-songwriters. I had a hard time just narrowing down my top picks,” said Chris DeMaria, Director of Marketing & Artist Relations for Fishman. “A lot of them were just so good that I went back to listen three or four times. Now the real fun starts. In fact, I wish I could go out on the road with the winner.”
Singer-songwriter judge John Oates of Hall & Oates added, “After hearing the finalists, I can assure any doubters that the future of songwriting is in very good hands… I’d be proud to do a co-write with any of them.”
Andrew Kelley Simons (pictured) takes his songs on the road for ten gigs booked across the Northeast starting October 5, 2012:
New World Coffee House – Raleigh, NC – 10/5/12
Globehopper Coffeehouse & Lounge – Richmond, VA – 10/6/12
Para Coffee – Charlottesville, VA – 10/7/12
Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA – 10/8/12
MilkBoy Coffee – Ardmore, PA – 10/10/12
The Path Cafe – New York, NY -10/11/12
The Red Room @ Cafe 939 – Boston, MA (Berklee Campus) – 10/12/12
The Space – Hamden, CT – 10/13/12
Beehive Coffeehouse – Pittsburgh, PA – 10/15/12
Kafe Kerouac – Columbus, OH – 10/16/12
He’ll bring along a $2,000 tour budget, the Fishman SA220 Performance System, and when he returns… an appearance in a Print Ad Campaign featuring that Fishman SA220. Just like a fashion model.
Congratulations to Andrew and thanks to everyone that submitted to “The American Songwriter Coffeehouse Tour” Contest. We enjoyed listening, and we’re excited to hear more music from you soon.
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