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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:  arosenfield@esedona.net.

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: john@johnbraheny.com.

*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 Event Participants

As many of you know, John Braheny and I participate in the annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering each January … and always have a wonderful time there. (It’s in the Phoenix area.)

I took this photo at the event,
January 19, 2008.

Left to right:
James Marovich, (music business attorney, who answered legal questions in his workshop), John Braheny, (songwriters’ consultant and author of The Craft and Business of Songwriting, who gave a workshop on song craft), Jon Iger, brilliant president of the Arizona Songwriters Association, which has been thriving for 30 years!) and hit songwriter, Ray Herndon, who performed some of his excellent songs in concert at the event. Fun!


Arizona Photos – Jerome – January 2008

I just thought you’d like to see the view we had of the full moon coming up as the sun was setting on the mountains, from our friends’ house in Jerome, Arizona.

Also, a photo of some Saguaro cactus on our trip back to Los Angeles. These are always mysterious to me, since I grew up in the Southern USA, far from anything like this, except for seeing them in Western movies and TV shows.


Arizona Songwriters Gathering – Jan. 27

For your calendar:

Saturday, Jan 27, 2007.

John and JoAnn Braheny will be returning to teach at the 11th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering in Encanto Park (Phoenix, Arizona). See Map.

A co-production of the Arizona Songwriters Association (in existence for 25+ years!) and the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department, this is a FREE all-day event for songwriters and musicians, of all levels, with informative classes and workshops and many opportunities to perform your songs ‘live’.

About 200 songwriters come to spend the day at this beautiful park and clubhouse on the edge of the lake, meeting with music industry professionals, networking, visiting, and listening to each other’s songs. Bring your guitar, bring a lunch (although food is available to purchase), and enjoy!

While in Phoenix, John Braheny will offer private consultations (and song critiques) for songwriters on Sunday, January 28. To schedule an hour-long session, email: john@johnbraheny.com.


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