Dallas Songwriters Association

DSA is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing learning opportunities on the craft and business of songwriting. All styles of music are welcome in the DSA, and membership includes writers of all ages. DSA monthly activities include meetings with guest speakers, song critiques and performance showcases that are open to the public. In addition, the DSA supports and promotes workshops and contests and publishes a monthly newsletter.

CELEBRATING 31 YEARS IN 2018
MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

JANUARY 2014 EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

ASG Symposium - Jan 9 -12 - See details about special offer

DSA Planning Meeting & Election of Officers - Jan 12

House of Blues Stage - January 29th, 7-10PM

Come out and support this great lineup for Dallas Songwriters Last Wednesday at House of Blues:

7:00 Joanna Endsley
7:15 Trevor Dahlen
7:30 Dan Roark
7:45 Sugar Daddy and the M&Ms
8:00 Jenni Peal
8:15 David Byboth
8:30 Cary Cooper
8:45 Ian Dickson
9:00 Lisa Byrn with Jay Johnson
9:15 Aaron Shook
9:30 Brad Davis
9:45 Heidi Zettl


WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - Jan 6th & 20th

2nd Tuesday Meeting - January 14th, 6:30 -10PM Guest Speaker, Tony Ramey


OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 

     Jan 2 at Half Price Books hosted by Robin Willis 
     Jan 16 at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     Jan 30 at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Events


Thursday, Dec 5 - HALF PRICE BOOKS OPEN  HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Tuesday, Dec.10 - CHRISTMAS PARTY OPEN MIC (We are not meeting at the normal place, CCC, for Second Tuesday Workshop - instead)
Lisa Byrn will host our Xmas Party Open Mic (Christmas originals or Christmas covers) Tuesday Dec. 10 at Tino's, Too, 2205 K Ave. near downtown Plano. Networking starts at 6:30, and tunes start around 7. DSA will provide appetizers, but feel free to come for dinner and drinks. This is a great time to bring a friend or spouse to meet your friends at the DSA.

Monday, December 16 - SONG SWAP AT TINO'S TOO

Wednesday, Dec. 18 - HOUSE OF BLUES SHOWCASE
We still have room for performers for the Dallas Songwriters at House of Blues on Dec. 18 from 7-10. So far we've got Gigi, Ian, Dan, Kerry and friends, Lisa, Trevor, Julie Jean, Robin and friends, Shane and friends, and just Buck.

Thursday, Dec. 19 - OPEN MIC AT DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Annual Memberhsip Meeting and Elections plus speaker

2nd Tuesday Meeting, November 12 is our annual membership meeting and elections of the board of directors.  Also,  our speaker will be veteran and songwriter Capt Steve Wilson. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Songs That Save - Oct 25th - Next week - Amanda Williams workshop - House of Blues next Wednesday

St. Jude's Songs that Save event is tonight at the Arlington Music Hall.  One of our members, Brooke Malouf, had her song Rainbow Somewhere place in the top 10 songs for the song contest.  Congratulations Brooke.  If you have any free time tonight, reserve a seat at the Music Hall by using the www.songsthatsave.com link below to reserve your free seat at the concert.  Come out tonight and support Brooke and St. Jude's.  Winners will perform at the Omni Hotel tomorrow night.

Also, you still have time to sign-up for the Amanda Williams Songwriting and Music Business workshops next week.  Amanda will get down into the depths of the music industry and give insight into what it takes to "survive and thrive" in today's music business.  Brooke Malouf has attended Amanda's workshops in Nashville, and highly recommends these sessions.  Check out the link below for information and reservations.  Don't miss this opportunity.
 by are:  Allen, Shane, Robin....
 http://songwritingandmusicbusiness.com/articles/Dallas_area_songwriter_events_November_2013/
Wednesday, Oct. 30, at House of Blues should be a special time to celebrate. I hope to see faces there I haven't seen yet, and I hope not to recognize most because they are in appropriate disguise.
However, if dressing up in costume is something that you simply don't do, please don't worry. Come out anyway, whether you are performing or simply supporting.
Our next night at House of Blues is Nov. 20. So far, we have Terry and Gigi on the performance list. Let me know about the rest of you turkeys.
Buck
Patrick, 7 pmRachel, 7:15Brando, 7:30Marcus, 7:45Trevor, 8 pmBuck, 8:15Lisa, 8:30Joe, 8:45Julie Jean, 9 pmDavid, 9:15Aaron, 9:30Randy, 9:45

DSA Member Helene, Mark Wayne Glasmire, Scott Sean White 
POOR DAVID'S PUB1313 S. Lamar in Dallas(just south of Gilley's and right next to Bill's Records)Showtime 8pm!! Nov. 2!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

JENNI PEAL TO SPEAK AT 2ND TUESDAY MEETING OCT 8


Jennifer Mansfield Peal - Photo by Tom Peal
"How'd you learn to write a song like that?" Townes Van Zandt to Jenni, Jan. 1996, after hearing her song "Two Sisters."
Jenni Mansfield Peal is a songwriter and singer, guitarist, accordionist, and mountain dulcimist. Her experience includes two tours of Northern Ireland, main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival, numerous original productions and ensembles, and four independent albums. The Mr. Peppermint Show featured Jenni's songs on multiple episodes that were syndicated world-wide for years, and her most recent recording is for children and families: Putting On the Old Folk's Clothes. Jenni was named The Best Folk Song Writer in North Texas by CBS DFW, among four, in October 2010. Original is her newest ensemble, with jazz bass player Mark Wilson and award-winning fiddler Linda Relph.

MEETING DETAILS AND LOCATION

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ryan Galloway to Host 1st Thursday Open Mic

Ryan will host the 1st Thursday in october Open Mic at Half Price Books on Northwest Hwy. from 7 - 9. Just show up and sign up to play. We're in the community room in the back.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DSA SHOWCASE AT HOUSE OF BLUES SEPT 25

Join us this evening at The House of Blues for a Dallas Songwriting Assoc Showcase featuring several songwriters including 

Mary Matthews, 7 pm
Shane Andrews, 7:15
Trevor Dahlen, 7:30
Allen Larson, 7:45
Robin Willis, 8 pm
Aaron Shook, 8:15
Barbe McMillen, 8:30
Lisa Byrn, 8:45 and the Smokey Bottom Boyz - Jeff Carr and Jeff Kergo 
Brando, 9 pm
Sugar Daddy and the M&Ms, 9:15
Randy Brown, 9:30
David Byboth, 9:45

Monday, September 9, 2013

2nd Tuesday Meeting at CCC 2900 Live Oak, Dallas, Tx

Find out about music in advertising from Michael Brown on Tuesday, Sept 9th. Join us at the Center For Community Cooperation, 7PM. More info here.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Showcase tonight, Aug 28th, at the House of Blues, Dallas, Tx . 


TONIGHT'S LINEUP
Craig St. Clair, 7 pm
Dan Roark, 7:15
David Byboth, 7:30
Steve Sullivan, 7:45
Joe Milton, 8 pm
Terry Bloss, 8:15
Lisa Byrn, 8:30
Ryan Michael Galloway, 8:45
Allen Larson, 9 pm
Julie Jean White, 9:15
Ian Dickson, 9:30
Jim & Chris, 9:45