"Be true to yourself and write what you know. Sometimes your greatest accomplishment comes when you're not looking for it."
- Roxie Dean
From Your First Cut,
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Learn the step-by-step process it takes to get your songs heard and ultimately recorded. Discover how far along you are in that process, where you need to go, and how to get there!


Please check back frequently for updates about when the authors will be speaking or leading a workshop near you.


Where we'll be:

Date City Description

Where we've been:

Date City Description
Nov. 23, 2007 Nashville, TN 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Jerry Vandiver & Friends at the Bluebird Cafe for their annual traditional post-Thanksgiving performance! Visit the link to make reservations over the Internet.
For more info, contact The Bluebird Cafe 615-383-1461.
Nov. 18, 2007 News Radio, 1510 WLAC Jerry and Gracie will be the in-studio guests on The Music Row Show, which is broadcast live on Sundays from 7 pm to 9 pm CST - talking about the music business, giving away a free copy of "Your First Cut," and even playing a song live! For more info, please visit The Music Row Show and tune in on November 18th!
Oct. 2, 2007 Nashville, TN 6:00 pm Jerry Vandiver, Jason Fitz and Friends at the Bluebird Cafe. No cover at the door but reservations are recommended if you wish to sit at a table. Click here to visit the Bluebird Cafe's website for reservations.
For more info, contact Bluebird Cafe 615-383-1461.
Sep. 27, 2007 Nashville, TN A fun, informative workshop of 20 building blocks to help you climb closer to your goal of getting your song recorded by a major label artist and hearing it on the radio. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the music industry machinery and very specific steps you can take to navigate your way to the top. Click here to visit NSAI's website.
For more info, contact NSAI.
Sep. 25, 2007 Nashville, TN A fun, informative workshop of 20 building blocks to help you climb closer to your goal of getting your song recorded by a major label artist and hearing it on the radio. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the music industry machinery and very specific steps you can take to navigate your way to the top. Click here to visit NSAI's website.
For more info, contact NSAI 615-256-3354.
Sep. 9, 2007 Nashville, TN Jerry Vandiver is the Featured Writer at the Bluebird Cafe. Come hear Jerry play some of his hit songs and tell the stories behind them.
For more info, contact Bluebird Cafe 615-383-1461.
June 18, 2005 Omaha, NE Workshop sponsored by NSAi's Omaha, Nebraska Regional Workshop.
June 11, 2005 Rochester, NY Workshop sponsored by Spiriteast, Big Dog Country 103.5, ASCAP, House of Guitars and GFI Productions.
May 20, 2005 -
May 22, 2005
Grand Marais, MN A weekend songwriting camp/retreat in beautiful Northern Minnesota, held at YMCA Camp Menogyn located on W. Bearskin Lake 30 miles NW of Grand Marais, MN. The retreat will focus on creativity/inspiration for the aspects of songwriting.
May 14, 2005 Green Bay, WI Workshop sponsored by NSAI and Songwriters of Wisconsin
Feb. 24, 2005 Nashville, TN NSAI "Thursday Night Workshop", 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Musician's Union.
For more info, contact Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Int. 800-321-6008.
Nov. 6, 2004 Greenville, SC Workshop 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Sponsored by NSAI's Greenville, SC Regional Workshop.
Oct. 9, 2004 St. Louis, MO Workshop sponsored by NSAI's St. Louis, MO Regional Workshop.
Aug. 9, 2004 Nashville, TN ASCAP presents "Music Business 101" 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Open to the public.
May 8, 2004 Chicago, IL Workshop 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Sponsored by NSAI's Chicago Regional Workshop.
Mar. 6, 2004 Dayton / Cincinnati Area, OH Workshop Sponsored by The Songwriters Workshop at Southbrook, the Dayton/Cincinnati Chapter of NSAI.
Feb. 27, 2004 Nashville, TN Tunesmith Songwriting Seminar.
Feb. 26, 2004 Nashville, TN NSAI "Thursday Night Workshop", 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Musician's Union.
Jan. 31, 2004 Tampa, FL Springboard Musician's Association Launch Expo
Oct. 14, 2003 Nashville, TN Nashville Tech Community College Advanced Songwriting Class
Oct. 4, 2003 New Brunswick, NJ Workshop 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Sponsored by Dream Guitars at the Ramada Inn.
Sep. 13, 2003 Minneapolis, MN Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Workshop.
Sep. 12, 2003 St. Paul, MN 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm Music Tech College
Aug. 9, 2003 Seattle, WA Workshop 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Sponsored by Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) and Seattle Songwriters.
Aug. 8, 2003 Bainbridge Island, WA 7:30 pm Concert at Island Center Hall
Aug. 7, 2003 Portland, OR Workshop 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Sponsored by Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) and Portland Songwriters Association.
Aug. 3, 2003 -
Aug. 5, 2003
Nashville, TN NSAI SongCamp 102
Aug. 1, 2003 Nashville, TN Tunesmith Songwriting Seminar.
June 22, 2003 Nashville, TN "Songwriter Survivor" Contest Judging, 7:00 p.m. at Bongo Java After Hours Theatre.
June 17, 2003 Nashville, TN ASCAP presents "Music Business 101" 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Open to the public.
June 14, 2003 Dickson, TN PineyFest
Apr. 26, 2003 Nashville, TN In-Store Performance and Book Signing at 7:00 p.m., Borders Books, 2525 West End Avenue.
Mar. 31, 2003 Nashville, TN News Channel 5 "Talk of The Town".
Mar. 6, 2003 Nashville, TN NSAI "Thursday Night Workshop", 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Musician's Union.
Feb. 23, 2003 Memphis, TN Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) Presents "Building a Songwriting Career".
Feb. 21, 2003 Nashville, TN Tunesmith Songwriting Seminar.
Feb. 16, 2003 -
Feb. 16, 2003
Atlanta, GA Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's Atlanta Regional Workshop.
Feb. 10, 2003 Nashville, TN Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's MTSU Student Chapter.
Jan. 27, 2003 Nashville, TN Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
For more info, contact Carol Fisher 615-322-7659.
Nov. 7, 2002 -
Nov. 10, 2002
Los Angeles, CA TAXI Road Rally
Oct. 30, 2002 Nashville, TN Presentation at Belmont University School of Music.
Oct. 26, 2002 Boston, MA Workshop Sponsored by Berklee College of Music and NSAI's Boston Regional Workshop.
Oct. 26, 2002 Boston, MA 7:30 p.m. Performance at the Nameless Coffeehouse in Harvard Square.
Oct. 25, 2002 Boston, MA Presentation at Berklee College of Music.
Oct. 19, 2002 Kansas City, MO Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's Kansas City Regional Workshop.
Oct. 12, 2002 Nashville, TN Nashville New Music Conference
Oct. 8, 2002 -
Oct. 9, 2002
Los Angeles, CA Your First Cut presentation and booksigning at West L.A. Music.
Oct. 5, 2002 San Diego, CA Workshop sponsored by NSAI's San Diego Regional Workshop.
Sep. 25, 2002 Nashville, TN Workshop 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sponsored by Tennessee Songwriters Association International at Belmont University.
Sep. 22, 2002 Austin, TX Workshop 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at The Mercury. Sponsored by ASCAP and Austin Songwriters Group.
Sep. 21, 2002 Houston, TX Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's Houston Regional Workshop.
Sep. 14, 2002 Indianapolis, IN Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's Indianapolis Regional Workshop.
Sep. 7, 2002 Green Bay, WI Workshop Sponsored by Songwriters of Wisconsin (SOWI) and NSAI's Green Bay Regional Workshop.
Aug. 24, 2002 Memphis, TN Workshop 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sponsored by the Memphis Songwriters Association at the Memphis Arts Council.
Aug. 24, 2002 Memphis, TN Performance 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Gibson Guitar Lounge.
Aug. 13, 2002 Nashville, TN ASCAP presents "Music Business 101" 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Open to the public.
Aug. 5, 2002 -
Aug. 6, 2002
Montgomery Bell State Park, TN Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) "Song Camp 102".
For more info, contact NSAI 800-321-6008.
Aug. 4, 2002 Tucson, AZ Workshop Sponsored By NSAI's Tucson Regional Workshop.
Aug. 3, 2002 Phoenix, AZ Workshop 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sponsored by the Arizona Songwriters Association at Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse.
July 12, 2002 -
July 14, 2002
Nashville, TN Tunesmith Songwriting Seminar.
June 29, 2002 Perdido Key, FL "Nashville Hit Writers Share Tricks of the Trade" featuring Jerry Vandiver, Chris Wallin, Barbara Cloyd and Gracie Hollombe, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Orleans Restaurant.
June 28, 2002 -
June 29, 2002
Perdido Key, FL Performance featuring Jerry Vandiver, Chris Wallin and Barbara Cloyd, 7:00 pm, Orleans Restaurant.
June 27, 2002 Nashville, TN NSAI "Thursday Night Workshop", 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Musician's Union.
June 22, 2002 Los Angeles, CA Workshop 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Kulak's Woodshed, No. Hollywood. Sponsored by NSAI's Los Angeles Regional Workshop.
June 22, 2002 Los Angeles, CA Performance featuring Jerry Vandiver, Gracie Hollombe, Harriet Schock and John Townsend. Kulak's Woodshed, No. Hollywood.
For more info, contact Kulak's Woodshed 818-766-9913.
June 15, 2002 Johnson City, TN Workshop 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Sponsored by NSAI's Johnson City Regional Workshop.
June 9, 2002 Greenville, SC Workshop Sponsored by NSAI's Greenville Regional Workshop.
June 8, 2002 Charlotte, NC Workshop 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sponsored by NSAI's Charlotte Regional Workshop.
June 7, 2002 Charlotte, NC Peformance 9:30 pm, The Evening Muse.
Apr. 5, 2002 Nashville, TN Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Spring Symposium, "Music Row 2002".

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