FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, GA, June 14, 2018 — Three judges from Florida and Georgia will choose from seven finalists from three states to award prizes in the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, Saturday, June 23, in Valdosta, Georgia.
Sending in a song from the farthest away, Tennessee, and with the most laconic self-description, is Hollin Gammage:
Performing songwriter from southeast north America will travel.
She wrote a bit more on ReverbNation:
River folk, Mountain blues, Native earthy Singer/Songwriter, Hollin Gammage, She has “Georgia in her eyes”, her hometown, and has been singing most of her life playing full contact sports along side, which gives her a driving edge for success. Her level of self taught musical range is impressive, from the Native American Flute and lyrics, Suli, Harmonica, Keyboards, Guitars, Djimbe. Her lyrics are captivating and seductively send you on a inner self journey, you just never know where or how she will fill in the musical gaps,as Taylor Hicks said to her “Girl you got some serious church in you”.
We’ve already posted about two other submissions, who are now also among the finalists chosen by the Songwriting Contest Committee:
- Dave Phar of Suwannee Canoe Outpost at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida.
- Jay Jourden of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Each finalist has a good chance to win the first prize of $300. Or the $50 prize for a finalist from within the Basin, or the $50 prize for a finalist from outside, plus there will be a prize for one finalist in each musical genre or style.
We’ll post about four more contestants in upcoming days. We’re not giving out their song titles, lyrics, or music: for those come to the contest and hear them live!
Where: The Salty Snapper, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602
When: 1-5PM, Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tickets: $10 each online, or $12 at the door
What: Food, beverages, silent auction. Finalists will play, sponsors will be acknowledged.
For more details: see Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, 2018-06-23.
About WWALS: Founded in June 2012, WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities. John S. Quarterman is the Suwannee Riverkeeper®, which is a staff position and a project of WWALS as the Member of Waterkeeper® Alliance for the Suwannee River Basin.
WWALS Songwriting Contest Committee Chair
John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper
WWALS Watershed Coalition
PO Box 88, Hahira, GA 31632
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!