Archive | January, 2009

Songwriters Salon in Sedona – 1/22/09

Songwriters Salon in Sedona (Arizona) — And it’s FREE!

Our good friend, and a terrific supporter of musicians and songwriters for many years, *Anita Rosenfield, has graciously invited John Braheny (author of the best-selling “The Craft and Business of Songwriting” book), to speak and critique songs (chosen at random) at her home in Sedona, Arizona, on Thursday afternoon, January 22, 2009, from 4:00-7:00pm. It’s free, very casual … and we hope to see you there!

To RSVP, and for address and directions, leave a message at  (818) 528-5152 — or email:

Bring a CD and lyric sheets, but know that opportunities to have a song critiqued will be limited by time.
Private consultations ($125 hr.) will be available. To schedule: email:

*Personal note:

John knew Anita (“Teeta”) from his folk-singing days, back in Minneapolis, (the University district was called Dinkytown). She managed/booked the folk club where John — and others performed — including Jeff Espina and Koerner, Ray & Glover and Judy Larson … and anybody else who was on the scene, including Bob Dylan, circa early ’60s. Below is a photo of us reuniting with Teeta … in the 1980’s, on Venice Beach, California.

John’s t-shirt:  Yerzfurra Song (Yours for a Song)!

JoAnn, John & Jeff Espina, Anita Rosenfield

JoAnn, John & Jeff Espina, Anita Rosenfield


Arizona Songwriters – Jan. 24, 2009 – Free!

Once again, we will drive across the exquisite winter desert from Los Angeles to Phoenix for the 13th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering!

This is one of our all-time favorite events … and it’s FREE!

200+ songwriters attend classes … with many of your favorite guest speakers!

(Yes! John Braheny, author of the best-selling book, The Craft and Business of Songwriting, will teach a class, and critique your song – bring a lyric sheet with your CD!)

Plus … John always stays an extra day for songwriters to schedule a private consultation while we’re visiting there. Sign up here:  [Hurry, some slots are already filled.]

Everyone always enjoys hanging out, talking about, listening to, or playing his/her favorite songs for each other. It’s a great way to find a new co-writer too, or learn how to get your songs out to the world.

Arizona Songwriters Gathering (Sponsored by the Arizona Songwriters Association, celebrating 30 consecutive years of educating, promoting and entertaining!)

SATURDAY, January 24, 2009
10 a.m. – 4:30pm

Notice the new location (after all these years)!

Glendale Public Library
5959 W. Brown Street
Glendale, Arizona 85302
(Phoenix) Click here to see the Map!

The Craft and Business of Songwriting
3rd Edition —
Over 75,000 copies sold!

Saguaro Cactus in Arizona

Saguaro Cactus in Arizona (photo by me)


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