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.


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....
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.
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


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.