Maine Songwriters Association | Songwriter Resources
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In our second season of SOS – Songwriters On Stage – at Frontier in Brunswick, we continue to be impressed with the songwriters of Maine.  We’ve had great audiences, and they have appreciated the rich diversity of songwriting talent.  MSA is already looking ahead to our next season of SOS, so get in contact with us if you’d like to be considered for performing.  And by all means, come on out the first Wednesday of the month (September – May) and hear some great songwriters!

If you were a2016contestt Frontier on October 29th, you heard six wonderful Maine songwriters perform their works for a packed house. Our finalists this year were Jenny Lou Drew, Adam Babcock, Sally Ann Morgan, Richard Wallace, Ruth Hill, and Doug Kolmar, and they put on a fine show.  The judges were impressed with the well-crafted stories and tunes that our songwriters shared, and after lengthy deliberation (the longest ever!), Ruth Hill took the prize for her song “Oh, Brother Mine”.  Doug Kolmar and Sally Morgan also took prizes for their songs “No You Know” and “Sugarcane”.  You can catch their performances on the MSA facebook page or YouTube channel .

Ruth Hill performed her winning song on WCSH6 “207” program on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.


Song-Contest-FinalistsMSA once again held the finals of the annual song contest at Frontier in Brunswick to a full house. Six contestants performed a warm up song followed by their composition vying for the winning song for 2015. Finalists included Brad Hooper, Jenny Lou Drew, Rob Cimitile, Andrew Thomas, Jenny Van West and Joel Dobbins. Songs were judged by Jerry Perron, Peter Alexander, and Ronda Dale on originality, melody, lyrics, song structure, and overall impact. The top prize went to Jenny Van West for her song “Nellie”. Jenny was joined on stage by her son, Baxter, accompanying her on guitar. You can watch her performance on YouTube. Second place went to Joel Dobbins for his song “Unbury Your Head” and third place went to Rob Cimitile for “A Plot in Falmouth.”