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Portland Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest

"Woody and the BPA" Winner and Runner-ups:

The Portland Songwriters Association wishes to thank all the contestants who entered the 'Woody and the BPA' songwriting contest.

The winner is:
Jeff Bundy for his song 'The Mighty Columbia Rolls On'

Runner-ups:

Richie Rosencrans
Song title:  'That River Wide'   

Will Hobbs
Song title: 'Race to the Bottom Line'

Dan Weber
Song title:  ‘Oh Woody’ 

The winner received $150.  There were 3 runners-up and each received $50.

Look for all of them to perform at the BPA 75th Anniversary Celebration on Sept 15, 2012 at the Bonneville Dam.

for more information about the BPA, the Bonneville Dam and it's 75th anniversary celebration, check out these 2 links:

BPA's 75 year history

The judges for this contest are Marv Ross, Lisa Lepine and Matt Meighan

Thank You To Our Past Judges

Overall Best Song judge: John Braheny. John co-founded and directed the legendary Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase. He wrote the best-selling and highly acclaimed book The Craft and Business of Songwriting. John continues to be in demand as a presenter of songwriting/music business seminars and as a consultant.

Pop: Composer, musician, playwright, and producer Marv Ross. In 1981, he formed the band Quarterflash with his wife Rindy, and their debut album went platinum. He's co-written with Burt Bacharach and Diane Warren.

 

Country/Americana: Billy Herzig, former staff writer for Sony/Tree, Warner/Chappell, and Peer/Talbot Music in Nashville . He wrote “Right >From the Start,” a #1 single for Earl Thomas Conley, and since 1996, Billy has co-owned Grey House Studio, where he engineers and produces demos for writers and publishers.

 

Rock and Other categories: Mark Baumgarten, music editor at the influential Willamette Week magazine here in Portland .

 

Contemporary Christian: Del Ford, who for many years served as a senior pastor and youth minister. Del has had more than 20 songs published, both on recordings and in sheet music.

 

Blues/Jazz/R&B: Bill McNally, who is vice president and part owner of Burnside Distribution Corp., a national music distribution company based here in Portland handling over 650 labels and 2,500 titles. He is also general manager of both Burnside and Sideburn Records.

 

Folk: Eric Hester, a previous multiple winner of the PSA Annual Song Contest. Eric was a member of CMJ chart topping group The Young Professionals. He is based in Madison , Wisconsin , and his sophomore solo CD, “Blue Tattoo,” was produced by Craig Carothers. 

 

Childrens: Steve Seskin is one of the most successful writers in Nashville today, with a boatload of songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Kenny Chesney, Collin Raye, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Mark Wills, and Peter Paul and Mary. His song "Don't Laugh At Me" was a finalist for CMA "Song of the Year" in 1999.

 

Instrumental: Sally Harmon, who has an extensive background in classical and pop music. She holds a master of music degree and has recorded some 19 albums in her career.

 

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CATEGORIES

Pop

Rock

Contemporary Christian

Blues/Jazz/R&B

Country/Americana

Children's

Folk/Acoustic

Instrumental

Other

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