TMC Holiday Party, Dec. 9, 2012, at Crazy D's Entertainment provided by TMC members included: Donna Baxter, I Ching Gatos (with Joel Williams), Jeffrey Charles (with John Michael Ramirez), Steve Springer (with his Texas Groove bandmates) and The Ron Young Trio. Plus Bob Laxson as our guitar-playing Santa Claus! Chairman for this event was Elaine Eickenroht.
TMC Fundraiser: Nov. 3, 2012 at The Evil Olive Our dynamic show, lined up by Fundraiser Co-Chair Dee Gonzaba, included: The Mark Searcy Band; The Blue Note Ringos; Miss Neesie’s Tin Can Trio w. Jim Beal Jr.; and Zielin. Co-chair Mary Lou Hymel headed our silent auction that night.
Texas Music Month: TMC Songwriters Circle at Patty Lou's Pub & Grill, Oct. 24, 2012
Texas Music Month Booking/Promotions Panel, Oct. 17 2012, Sam Ash Music “Booking, Promotions & Band Etiquette” program on Wednesday, Oct. 17, @ Sam Ash Music, 25 NE Loop 410. The last in our series of panels to celebrate Texas Music Month was a biggie and packed the seats at Sam Ash Music! Discussed were booking and band behavior! Our panel includes: Kassie Green of Backstage Live and Tequila Rock Bar; Toni Torres from The Edge magazine and Zombies Bar; and Dee Gonzaba from Deemand Entertainment. Sam Ash's in-store open mic followed, with participants receiving Sam Ash Gift Cards.
Texas Music Month Press Kit Program at Evil Olive, Oct. 10, 2012 “Perfecting The Press Kit” on Wednesday, Oct. 10,
@ The Evil Olive, 2950 Thousand Oaks (Formerly the old Jack’s). Attendees learned how to get their press kits done right from Toni Torres of the Edge Magazine and Zombies Bar and professional photographers Rey Gonzalez (Creative Edge Photography) and John David Scarcliff (Scarcliff Photography). A mini fashion show for band members was presented by Visible Changes, who had free gifts for everyone. Afterwards, Deemand entertainment hosted an open mic.
TMC Texas Music Month Sound Panel, Fitzgerald's, Oct. 3, 2012 “Things That Tick Off A Sound Man,” our kick-off event for Texas Music Month discussed what you can do to make your show even better! Our distinguished panel included: Winston Martin, sound man extraordinaire at Fitzgerald's; David Work Sr., sound engineer; Ray (Razor) Reyes, back line specialist at Matriarch Productions and guitar player for Marion Shiver; Mark Gonzaba, sound engineer for Deemand Entertainment and drummer for Dround and Harmsway. Gabriel Lara of JSP Entertainment served as moderator. Open mic followed. with backline be provided by Ray Reyes (guitar amp, drums, bass rig and keyboard).
TMC 14th Birthday Party Showcase, Tycoon Flats, Sept. 30, 2012 We had had great weather, a great venue and a great music line-up for TMC’s 14th Birthday Party &Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 30, 5-10 p.m., at Tycoon Flats, 2926 N. Saint Mary's! As promised the rain was long gone by then and the beautiful fall weather under the trees outside was fantastic!
Our line-up included: Paul “Red” & Lana Dvorak, Tom William’s Texas Groove, Bobby Baker & the Longnecks, Katherine Dawn & the Texas LadyBugs, Festus & Malarkey (Doug Fesler) and John Cockerell with new TMC member Bill Lieber. Ron Young & C.J. Troilo, who graciously gave up their place to the Texas Lady Bugs, when the schedule was running late, will be performing at TMC’s Holiday Party in December instead.
Songbird Katherine Dawn led the singing of the birthday song for TMC and lit the 14 candles on the cake.
City Councilman Rey Saldana was unable to make it due to a last-minute emergency and called with his regrets, so reading of the October state Texas Music Month proclamation (signed by Governor Rick Perry) and the city one (signed by Mayor Julian Castro) was done by TMC President Joel Williams, after which TMC members and band members posed for a group picture.
S.A. Express-News Photographer Leland Outz dropped by and took a bunch of photos, which ran in Sunday’s Alamo City Scene photos section in the Star Magazine in the San Antonio Express & News!
Thanks go to Birthday Party Chair Bobby Baker & wife, Cheri; to all those who performed (and those that wanted to); and to party helpers Eric Quiroz, Elaine Eickenroht, Maria Larson & granddaughter, and Carol Sowa, with special thanks going to Eric and Elaine for “grace under fire” with our exciting exploding balloons!
We added Bill Lieber as a TMC member (with more folks planning to bring back member forms), saw quite a few faces we had not seen in a while, and sold a number of TMC CDs to the appreciative crowd, with whom we shared our birthday cake.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TMC!
TMC Open Music Forum, @ Olmos Bharmacy, Aug. 21, 2012 TMC's Open Music Forum featured music industry operatives and educators discussing “other” opportunities that exist if being the “next big thing” is not important to you. Panelists were: Kathleen Hudson of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, Kerrville; Marc Fort of the Texas Music Office, Austin, Brian Petcovich (S.A. Symphony) and Richard Oppenheim (saxophonist) of the Musicians’ Society of San Antonio, AFM Local 23,; and music educator Elena Funk.
TMC Meet & Greet, July 17, 2012 at Big Bob's Burgers TMC's 13th annual Meet & Greet took place on Saturday, July 17, at Big Bob's Burgers, with Oscar Laun as DJ. TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship winners were announced as: 1st place ($1,000), Jonathan Norris and 2nd place ($500), Erik Anderson. Winner of the Fred Weiss Memorial Music Grant for Professional Development ($250)was announced as Krystal Clark. This event also served as the CD Releae Party for the TMC Collaboration CD, a compilation of oriignal songs written and performed by TMC members Donna Baxter, Paul "Red" Dvorak, Alan Fisher, Phil Flood, Maria Larson and Carol Sowa.
TMC Cross-Pollination of Music Panel - June 19, 2012, Olmos Bharmacy Panelists: Bobby Baker (Country), George Garza (Local 782 - Rock), Mike Davis (Blues), Chadwick Gonzales (World Music).
TMC Home Recording Studios Panel - May 15, 2012 at Olmos Bharmacy Panelists were Oscar Laun of G.O. Recording Studio and Peter Carey of Peter Carey's Rhythm Room studio.
Some TMCers in Luminaria -- May 2012, March 2011, March 2010 TMC members performing in the rescheduled Luminaria on May 5, 2012, included Augie Meyers, Spot Barnett, Henry Brun, Bett Butler, Laura Marie, David Rodriguez, Jim Beal, the SA Blue Cats (Mike Davis, Mark Stewart, George Briscoe, Chris Kainer, Maurice “Mike” Sanders, and Steve "T Bone" Bland). The Melissa Ludwig Band (Melissa Ludwig and Mitch Connell) were slated for the original March date but unable to make the new date, when rain postponed the first. (Photos shown include some of the above performing at Luminaria in 2010, 2011 and 2012.)
TMC General Meeting & Open Mic -- April 17, 2012, Olmos Bharmacy
TMC Executive Committee Meeting, April 2, 2012, La Madeleine NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS FOR2012-2013 ARE:
President – Joel Williams; 1st Vice President – Carol Sowa; 2nd Vice President – Mary Lou Hymel;
Secretary – Maria Larson; Treasurer – Elaine Eickenroht. APPOINTED OFFICERS ARE: Parliamentarian – John Q. Pardini; Historian – Bobby Baker. COMMITTEE HEADS ARE: Birthday Party: Bobby Baker; CD Collaborative Project: Nancy Thomas; Directory: Sandra Zaleski; Facebook: Patrice Villastrigo & Joel Williams; Holiday Party: Elaine Eickenroht; Membership: Jerry & Maryellen Bailey; Programs Chair: Joel Williams; PR/Publicity: Carol Sowa; Meet & Greet: Oscar Laun; Member Discounts: Joel Williams;
Music Video Showcase: Patrice Villastrigo; MySpace & Website Gigs Page: Eric Quiroz; Quarry Market Showcase: Patrice Villastrigo; Scholarships/Grant: Henry Brun; Texas Music Month: Dee Guillemette
Twitter: Joel Williams; Website & E-News Editor: Carol Sowa; Website Manager: Donna Baxter.
TMC March Program: Tips from the Pros on March 20, 2012 at Olmos Bharmacy Panelists: Tony Barker, Bobby Baker and Nikki Young.
TMC Singer/Songwriters Program - Feb. 21, 2012 at Olmos Bharmacy The Texas Music Coalition’s (TMC) program on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Olmos Bharmacy featured 10 TMC singer/songwriters each performing one of their original songs and sharing with attendees what inspired them to write the song, as well as other aspects of its creation. Performing were Joel Williams, Sean Palen, Oscar Laun, Race Villarreal, Maria Larson, Doug Fesler, Bob Laxson, Gerald Gloria, EZ Night and Tom Griffith. This was followed by Butch Morgan’s open mic.
TMC "Getting Special Gigs" Panel, Jan. 17, 2012 at Olmos Bharmacy Panelists included Henry Brun, involved with booking Market Square and other city events; Rudi Harst who books bands for the King William Fair during Fiesta; and Maritza Quiroz with the CE Group, who books bands for the Rock N Roll Maratho. Butch Morgan’s open mic followed the panel.
TMC Holiday Party - Dec. 18, 2011 - Hangin' Tree Saloon TMC’s Holiday Party & Showcase took place Sunday Dec., 18, 4-8 p.m., at member venue, Hangin’ Tree Saloon, thanks to owner Big John Oaks and Holiday Party Chair Elaine Eickenroht.
The TMC line-up included: Donna Baxter, Victoria Celestine (Zaleski) – 2011 TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship Winner, Tom Williams & Texas Groove, Eric Morris & Burning Nopal, “Red” & Lana Dvorak, and Katherine Dawn & The Texas Ladybugs.
Other highlights included a special visit from Santa Claus (aka: Bob Laxson), with Dani Eickenroht as Santa’s gift prize-distributing elf.
TMC Music Video Competiton, Nov. 20, 2011 Announcement of winners of the TMC Music Video Contest took place at party and screening held at Studio 14 Hundred on Sunday, Nov.20, 2012. The winners were: Best Overall Video -- Rose of Jericho (Midnight Eyes); Best Video Composition -- Tension Speak (Choke); Best Song -- Joel Williams & The Long Lost Notes (The Cloud).
TMC Costume Ball Fundraiser - Oct. 30, 2011 - Sam's Burger Joint Bands: Verisimilitude, Melissa Ludwig Band, S.A. Blue Cats, The Westside Horns with Spot Barnett and Joe Jama, and Michael Martin & the Infidels.
2011 TMC Artist of the Year: Laura Marie. Runners Up: Patrice Villastrigo & The Tim & Bob Show.
Costume Prizes: Elaine Eickenroht (Willie Nelson), Most Elaborate; Carol Sowa (Doris Day), Most Authentic.
Honorary TMC Membership presented to Joe Jama.
Grand Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate to Sam Ash Music - Carol Sowa; $50 Aldacos gift certificate - Annette Crawford; tickets to Musical Bridges concert & book by Patrice Villastrigo with herb bouquet - Bobby Baker.
Texas Music Month - Bookings Panel @ Hooligan's - Oct. 18, 2011 Mike Harlow of Spectrum Talent & Booking Agency, Sara Lynn Pruneda from Luminaria, and Dee Guillemette of Deemand Entertainment discussed how to book with them. An open mic followed.
Texas Music Month - Music Distribution Panel @ Sam's Burger Joint - Oct. 11, 2011 Ryan Davis of Hairball8 Records, Chris Lieck of Chris Lieck Studios and a surprise guest spoke on getting your music out there on iTunes, Amazon and more traditional ways.
Texas Music Month - DJ Techniques at Sam Ash Music - Oct. 4, 2011 DJ Gabriel Lara of JSP Entertainment and Sam Ash personnel provided our first program for Texas Music Month.
TMC 13th Birthday Party Showcase - Hot Tin Roof Bar & Grill - Sept. 18, 2011
TMC Publicity Panel - Aug. 16, 2011 at Olmos Bharmacy Panelists were music columnists Jim Beal and John Goodspeed of the San Antonio Express-News, with Jim also speaking for the Third Coast Music Network on KSYM Radio.
TMC Business Side of Music Panel, July 19, Olmos Bharmacy
TMC 12th Annual Meet & Greet, June 26, Rolling Oaks Bar & Grill
TMC Keith Harter Music Studios tour - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
TMC General Meeting & Open Mic - April 19, 2011 - Olmos Bharmacy
TMC Executive Committee/Board Meeting - March 21, 2011 at La Madeleine Front Row: Membership Co-chairs Maryellen & Jerry Bailey; 1st VP/PR/Publicity/Website & E-News Editor Carol Sowa; Coalition Chronicle Editor Elaine Eickenroht. Back: Treasurer/CD Project/Scholarships-Grant Chair Nancy Thomas; President/Programs/Member Discounts Chair Joel Williams; Secretary Maria Larson; 2nd VP/Artist of Year Chair/Scholarships-Grant Co-Chair Mary Lou Hymel; Fundraiser/Music Video Showcase Chair Patrice Villastrigo; Web Gigs Editor Eric Morris; and Historian/Birthday Party Chair Bobby Baker. Present but not show: Parliamentarian John Q. Pardini. (Not present: Website Manager Donna Baxter; Directory Editor Don Hymel; Facebook/MySpace Co-Chairs Steve & Steve Sellers Jr.; and Meet & Greet Chair Oscar Laun.)
TMC March 15, 2011, Program: "A Voice of Experience," Fernando Herrera
TMC "Getting Special Event Gigs" Panel, Feb. 15, 2011, Olmos Bharmacy TMC's "Getting Special Event Gigs" panel on Feb. 15 featured Rudy Harst for the King William Fair; JoAnn Andera for the Texas Folklife Festival; and Henry Brun of Richport Enterprises for Fiestas Fantasias in Market Square, Celebrate S.A. (New Year's), the city's 4th of July celebration and Luminaria.
TMC Songwriting Panel & Open Mic - Jan. 18, 2011 - Olmos Bharmacy TMC's Songwriting Panel on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Olmos Bharmacy/Patty Lou's had as panelists: Butch Morgan, Ron Young, Hector Saldana and Oscar Laun and was followed by Butch Morgan's open mic.
TMC Music Video Showcase - Nov. 16, 2010 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Park North TMC's Music Video Showcase on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Park North, packed their Theatre #4, with extra chairs having to be brought in for the overflow. Attendees viewed 22 music videos culled from 50 entries nation-wide and from Mexico, with balloting at the end of the evening determining the winners. TMC member Laura Marie was voted "Best Song" for her "Love You Like Me" video, which was produced and recorded by TMC member and former president, Mack Damon. Voted "Best Video" was Rod Guajardo's production for Josh Glenn's "Vulnerable Minds." Chairing this event was TMC member Nikki Young of PrimaDonna Productions, assisted by Lee Hurtado and Chadd Green.
TMC Fundraiser at El Tropicano Riverwalk - Oct. 24, 2010 TMC's Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk, featured a silent auction, door prize drawings and music by Jo What? (Joel Williams & Jody Majors), Patrice Villastrigo, Buddy Lee Dobberteen, Luke Olson, Bett Butler & Joel Dilley, Katherine Dawn & the Texas Ladybugs and Los #3 Dinners, plus surprise performances by Bobby Baker and Fernando Herrera. Katherine Dawn was announced as 2010 TMC Artist of the Year, with Laura Marie and Bobby Baker honored as finalists. Chair for this event was Patrice Villastrigo, assisted by Cindy Copeland and Rick Briggs. A fun time was had by all!
Texas Music Month: Oct. 19, 2010 - TMC partnered with San Antonio School for Inquiry & Creativity For our 3rd Texas Music Month event, TMC partnered with SASIC -- San Antonio School for Inquiry & Creativity for a tour of their facilities, including a professional recording studio and film making department, followed by musical entertainment by SASIC students.
Texas Music Month: Oct. 9, 2010 - TMC Partnered with NESA students at Guitar Tex. For TMC's second Texas Music Month event, NESA students Ian Frees and Steve Sellers Jr. entertained at Guitar Tex. Afterwards, the Artist of the Year Committee met at nearby Patty Lou's at the Olmos Bharmacy.
Texas Music Month: Oct. 5, 2010 - TMC partners with SAC's RTVF Music Business Department at SAC. Our first event for Texas Music Month 2010 included a tour of SAC's RTVF facilities by Music Business Program Coordinator Donnie Meals, who gave info on the RTVF Dept., the Music Business Program, KSYM and how to get your songs played there, followed by word from local and state representatives of Grammy U, who explained their relationship with the Recording Academy. Super night!
TMC 12th Birthday Party Showcase, Sept. 11, 2010, Wetmore Smokehouse
Chris Lieck at Chris Lieck Studios, Aug. 17, 2010 "What you need to know BEFORE going into a recording studio."
"Your Visual Presence" Panel, July 20, 2010, The Cove Panelists included freelance photographer Lefty Ray Chapa, who has photography credits on two Grammy-winning CDs and seven Grammy-nominated CDs; Nikki Young of PrimaDonna Productions, whose multi-media marketing firm for the arts and entertainment industry provides websites and video production; and graphic designer Ruben Cubillos of A Big Chihuahua art/creative studios, whose services include CD covers; with Lee Hurtado as moderator.
TMC 11th Annual Meet & Greet - June 19, 2010, Casbeers @ the Church
TMC "Home Recording Studio" with Roland Perez at Sam Ash Music - May 18, 2010
TMC General Meeting & Open Mic, Orderup at Colonnade - April 27, 2010 TMC held its annual General Meeting & Open Mic at Orderup in the Colonnade. The evening started with an open mic at 6:30 p.m.; a meeting at 7:30 p.m. to introduce officers and chairs and announce plans for the year; and then more open mic!
TMC Banner at NIOSA with Bobby Baker & The Longnecks - April 20-23, 2010
TMC Annual Executive Committee Meeting for new term - March 20, 2010, at Orderup in the Colonnade We forgot to line up for the official Executive Committee photo after the meeting, so this photo of all present will have to do!
TMC "The Business Side of Music" Panel, March 16, 2010, at The Cove Panelists were: Michael Muniz of the AFM, Nikki Young of PrimaDonna Productions and Tom McAleer of TJM Music Services.
TMC Songwriting Panel, Feb. 16, 2010, The Cove Panelists included Mitch Connell, Melissa Ludwig, Laura Marie and Katherine Dawn.
"Getting Fiesta Gigs Panel" at The Cove, January 19, 2010 Panelists: Rudy Harst for King William Fair, Mike Davis for Blues Heritage Series, Tony Rivera for Oyster Bake and Henry Brun for Fiestas Fantasias.
TMC Holiday Party, Dec. 6, 2009 at Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse Providing the music, which included songs of the season, were: TMC Pres. Paul “Red” Dvorak and daughter Lana; 2009 TMC Jack Skiles Scholarship winner Marcus Tedesco on bass, accompanied by guest performers; Los Dos Estebans, consisting of KONO DJ Steven O. Sellers and son Steve Jr., winner of the 2nd place Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship; The Neverly Brothers (Ron Young, Daniel Garcia Lara and a Neverly “sister”); and Confusion Only, with Steve Bratland & Oscar Laun -- plus we had MC/Party Chair Nikki Young with holiday trivia questions and Santa Claus (AKA Bob Laxson)!
TMC Music Video Showcase, Josephine Theatre, Nov. 17, 2009. Attendees were handed ballots this year to vote for their favorite music video and the winner was Maria Fernanda Chavez, a film student at N.E.S.A. (North East School of the Arts), whose video of the band, Panic the Brave, with an animation intro impressed us all.
Submissions viewed that night included the following (artist - song - co./director): Brother Magnum - Have A Good Time - Infynit Media Group, LLC; Little Joe Y La Familia - Corrido La Cotorra - En Caliente Productions, dir. Roger Hernandez; 2 U Neek - I Want You Back - Jabez Productions, dir. Theresa Coronado;
Rebecca Solomon - 3 Little Words - shot by family (Rosa Solomon); Harm’s Way - A Beautiful War - Fuega Films, dir. Sylvia Rincon; Panic The Brave - Carbon Copy - NESA Student Project, dir. *Maria Fernanda Chavez; Inherent - Idiot’s Stride - Haunted House Studio, dir. Carlos Piña; Dog Men Poets - Say Ray - Dir. Mark Morga; Bugsy - Hometown - Irez Productions, dir. Bryan Ramirez;
Tony Barker - Go Deeper - (shot by friend); Micro Phobic - When I Die - Dir. Mistah Pete; Chant - Crash Me - Nth Degree Productions, dir. L. Christian Mixon; Tom D. Williams - A Bald Headed Man - shot by family; N Dot C - I Need Love (I Figured It Out) - Dir. Fredo Herrera; Confusion Only - Hypocrite - 3rd Vision Pictures.
TMC Fundraiser, Oct. 24, 2009 at Sam's Burger Joint Providing the music were: Bobby Baker, The Melissa Ludwig Band, The Tim and Bob Show, True Stories, Claude “Butch” Morgan and The S.A. Blue Cats, with Doug Fesler serving as MC. Named as winner of the 2009 TMC Artist of the Year Award were The Lavens, with trophies also going to runners-up Katherine Dawn and Laura Marie.
Texas Music Month Panel, "South Texas Music Legends," Oct. 20, 2009, at Sam Ash Music Panelists included Sonny Melendrez, Jim Cullum and Sunny Sauceda, with chairman Nikki Young moderating.
TMC Texas Music Month Panel, "Labels, Lawyers, & Licensing," at Casbeers @ The Church, Oct. 13, 2009 Panelists included: Former TMC President Mack Damon of Hollywood Studios, Juan Manuel Gonzalez of Polyzone Music Publishing, and entertainment attorney David Garcia, Jr.
TMC Texas Music Month "Singing Tips and Techniques" Panel at Redbone Guitar Boutique, Oct. 6, 2009 Panelists were Alexis Anthony, Ashlee Rose and Lindsey Van de Kirk.
TMC 11th Birthday Party - Sept. 19, 2009, at La Tuna Great 11th Birthday Party. One of the best. There was a good crowd on hand all night and the weather even helped out by blowing out the candles on the cake. (Just ask Deb Doyle former PR/ Publicity Chair.)
Special thanks to all who helped out -- Melissa Ludwig & Mitch Connell doing double duty (getting married last weekend and doing the TMC Party this weekend) and all who did table duty, set up and whatever need doing - Joel Williams, Quinn Dixon, Jerry and Maryellen Bailey, Joe Wolf, Ginger Pickett, Maria Larson, Paul Dvorak, Race Villarreal and Carol Sowa. The Bailey's gave new meaning to the term "Air Superiority," blowing up all the balloons.
A BIG TMC THANKS to all our performers Laura Marie, Ashley Dixon,Tara Kalyn, Katherine Dawn and The Lavens. Great performances all.
Lyrics For Life, did well with their Silent Auction with about $195 in donations. Paul "Red" Dvorak is now wearing Katherine Dawn's hat.
Special Thanks to San Antonio Councilman David Medina for reading the mayor's Texas Music Month Proclamation.
October and Texas Music Month is just around the corner. The first panel is "Singing Tips and Techniques." It wil be held at Redbone Guitar Boutique, 4343 McCullough Ave. Panelists include Alexis Anthony, Lindsey Van de Kirk and Ashlee Rose.
The TMC Artist of the Year voting deadline is almost upon us. If you haven't voted, the Singing Tips panel is the last chance before the voting ends October 9, 2009.
See you at the Fundraiser October 24, 2009 at Sam's Burger Joint.
LET’S GO TO LUCKENBACH, TEXAS! Aug. 23, 2009 TMCers and their banner were there Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, to participate in the “Pickin’ for the Record” project, which broke the Guinness world record for the largest guitar pickin’ session in the history of the world and served as a benefit for Voices of a Grateful Nation & The Welcome Home Project. (A big TMC thank-you to Joe Wolf for making the special 7-ft. stand for the TMC banner for the occasion!)
TMC's August 18, 2009, panel at The Cove -- “Getting Local Gigs," The Texas Music Coalition’s August 18 panel on “Getting Local Gigs” was held The Cove, followed by a TMC open mic. Panelists included: BILL ANGELINI of Bill Angelini Enterprises, who books a variety of talent (Americana, Country, Tejano, Rock, etc.) at fairs, festivals and small events; TINA STURCHIO of Sturchio Entertainment, whose company chiefly books talent for corporate events and private parties, such as weddings; and DEE GUILLEMETTE of Deemand Entertainment, whose company primarily books rock bands at various venues and events. Special guest AL STURCHIO was also on hand.
ChildSafe Benefit Show, Aug. 15, 2009 TMC members provided the music for the ChildSafe Benefit at the Carousal Shopping Center, Aug. 15, 09. The ChildSafe Organization provides hope and healing for sexually abused children in and around San Antonio, Texas.
ChildSafe Director, Melanie Cawthon, was overwhelmed with joy at the success of the event. They received school supplies and other needed items as well as about $2,000 in cash donations.
TMC artists performing included: Laura Marie, Maria Larson, Bobby Baker, Ashley Dixon, Alan Fisher, Katherine Dawn, Ginger Pickett, Tom Williams and his band including Eddie Puente-snare drum, Alex Esquivel-bass and Terri Inman providing harmonies. A TMC Super Texas Thanks to Daryl Archuleta and Steve Salazar of Confusing Minerva for supplying the sound and performing. TMC member Alexis Anthony had two students Maggie Parkman and Alexis Pietra joining the group. Gracie Reyes, an employee at one of the shops was a walk-on performer providing some Salsa.
It was a warm day but in the end it left all of us with a warm heart. Thanks to all.
July 21, 2009 "How to Get Gigs" Panel at The Cove. The Texas Music Coalition’s free panel on Tuesday, July 21, focused on how to get “Special Event Gigs” and took place at The Cove, 606 W. Cypress.
Panelists included: Marisela Barrera, Program Coordinator for the Main Plaza Conservancy, who books bands for a variety of exciting music events on Main Plaza; Rudy Jones, who assists with the Houston Street Festival and had information on the Kerrville Folk Festival; and Henry Brun of the Latin Playerz, veteran of many city and Fiesta events. We had a record turn-out!
TMC Meet & Greet, June 28, 2009, at Taco Garage (MORE PHOTOS ADDED!) TMC held their 10th annual Meet & Greet on Sunday, June 28, at Taco Garage, where DJ Joe Barfield played music brought by local musicains. Winner of the $500 TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship was announced as being Marcus Tedesco. The $250 scholarship was won by Steve Sellers Jr., and third place winner. Marcus DeLeon, received a free one-year membership in TMC, as did the other two winners and their mentors: Steve Zeserman and Steven O. Sellers, respectively.
TMC Artist of the Year Committee - June 5, 2009 The TMC Artist of the Year Committee met on June 5, 2009, at OrderUp in the Colonnade to tally nominations. Clockwise from left: Kathy and Steven Feinstein of The Tim and Bob Show; TMC 1st Vice President Carol Sowa; and Mary Lou & Don Heimel of The Tim & Bob Show. Not seen is committee chair & 2nd Vice President Joe Wolf, taking this photo. The Tim & Bob Show were last year's TMC Artist of the Year. Finalists for this year's award are (in alphabetical order): Katherine Dawn, Laura Marie and The Lavens.
General Meeting & Open Mic - April 28, 2009 at Sam's Burger Joint (NEW PHOTOS ADDED!) Officers and chairpersons for the 2009-2010 term were introduced at this general meeting, and plans for the coming year announced, followed by an open mic.
TMC Panel on Selling Your Music , May 19, 2009, at The Cove TMC's May 19 panel at The Cove was on "Selling Your Music" and was followed by an open mic. Panelists were Ben King of Talking Taco Music, Velia Gonzalez of ASCAP and Alan Weinkrantz, a specialist in social media.
TMC AT TEXAS MUSIC AWARDS, PALESTINE, TX, APRIL 26, 2009 TMC members and guests traveled to the 7th annual Texas Music Awards in Palestine, Texas, on Sunday, April 26. Immediately following the awards, attendees were treated to a private concert by awards host, Micahel Martin Murphey and a reunion of his early Cosmic Cowboy Band. (MORE PHOTOS COMING OF THE PERFORMANCES!)
TMC Publicity/Promotion Panel - March 17, 2009 @ The Cove TMC's publicity panel on Tuesday, March 17, at The Cove, panelists provided tips on how to publicize and promote your band or act, with Joel Williams of PR firm Dublin & Associates serving as moderator.
Panelists included: Michele Krier of Texas Public Radio (whose bookings have included acts for The Tonight Show); Nikki Young of PrimaDonna Productions (responsible for marketing many area bands/artists); Jeremy Martin, music editor for the San Antonio Current; and Rose Marie Eash, of Dublin & Associates (who has publicized a number of regional artists, as well as Gruene Hall). An open mic was held prior to the panel.
TMC Executive Board Meeting - March 15, 2009 The TMC Board of Directors and Executive Committee met on March 15 to make plans for the new term. Seated: Nikki Young (Programs, Scholarsip, Holiday Party Showcase & Texas Music Month Panels); 1st VP Carol Sowa (Publicity/PR, Web Site News Editor & E-News); & Maria Larson (secretary). Standing: Pres. Paul Dvorak (Community Showcases & Songwriters Circle); 2nd VP Joe Wolf (Coalition Chronicle editor & TMC Artist of Year Award); Jerry & Maryellen Bailey (Membership & Directory); Treasurer Nancy Thomas (CD Compilation Project); and Joel Williams (Programs & Texas Music Month Panels).
Luminaria - Blue Star Brewing Co - March 14, 2009 (NEW PICS!) TMC Songwriters performed at Blue Star Brewing Company on March 14, 2009, as part of the "Citywide" portion of Luminaria San Antonio 2009. TMC members who shared their talent with us were Maria Larson, Race Villarreal, DC Bloom, Katherine Dawn, Confusing Minerva, Red Dvorak (with Maestro Aurora & Lana Dvorak) & Laura Marie. Thanks to Blue Star Brewing Company for partnering with us for this event.
TMC Songwriting Panel 02/17/09 (NEW PHOTOS ADDED!) The topic for the Feb. 2009 panel was Songwriting. Our NEW Programs Chair Joel Williams introduced the guest panelests which included, Jazz singer, song writer Bett Butler, Eric Friedland of Los #3 Dinners and Andreas Laven of The Lavens. TMC President Paul "Red" Dvorak got folks up to speed on TMC activities including Rodeo, Luminaria, and other upcoming events. Check the next Coalition Chronicle for the "Rest of the story."
Rodeo Booking Panel - Jan. 20, 2009 For the Texas Music Coalition’s program on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Tycoon Flats, 2926 N. St. Mary's, Debbie Dreyfus-Schronk, COO; Jackie Van De Walle, Assistant Vice President; and Ellen Andrus, Commercial Exhibits from the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Association (www.sarodeo.com) came out to enlighten us as to the procedures for getting hired to perform at rodeo events plus other stock show and rodeo facts. Afterwards, folks hung out to participate in a TMC open mic. Bidding was later conducted among TMC members for two Rodeo Season Passes to the grounds for this year’s stock show and rodeo, donated to TMC by the S.A. Stock Show and Rodeo, with the winner being Mary Dahlman.
TMC Holiday Party & Showcase at Orderup @ The Colonnade, Dec. 6, 2008 (NEW PHOTOS POSTED!!) Joel Williams, TMC Pres. Paul "Red" Dvorak, TMC 1st Vice President and "incognito reindeer" Carol Sowa, Laura Marie Kleffner and Matt Barker. Laura Marie and Matt were in our fantastic TMC line-up that night, along with Katherine Dawn, Ashlee Rose, Alan Fisher and Confusing Minerva.
Thanksgiving Music Video Showcase - Nov. 18, 2008 - Casbeers @ the Church Members and non-members were invited to bring music videos they were involved with to be played on the screen provided by Backyard Projections of San Antonio, with questions and comments following each presentation. That's Casbeers' co-owner Steve Silbas pictured outside the new Casbeers @ The Church by the TMC banner.
TMC Artist of the Year Award - The Tim & Bob Show Winner of the first TMC Artist of the Year Award was The Tim & Bob Show: Don and Mary Lou Hymel and Kathy and Steve Feinstein. Presenting the award, at right, at The Cove, is award chair Patrice Villastrigo.
TMC Fundraiser -- Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Sam's Burger Joint "Spot" Barnett was honored with an honorary TMC Lifetime Membership at the TMC Fundraiser, which featured silent and live auctions, door prize drawings, announcement of the winner of TMC Artist of the Year, and a cavalcade of top-notich bands/artists performing. On-stage for the presentation to "Spot" are: Niko Laven, TMC 1st Vice Pres. Carol Sowa, Fundraiser Chair Patrice Villastrigo and "Spot" Barnett.
Texas Music Month Panel #3 - Oct. 21, 2008 - "Getting Your Music into TV and Films" TMC's third panel for Texas Music Month took place Tuesday, Oct. 21. "Getting Your Music into TV and Films" featured panelists Dominque Preyer, Music Supervisor for Spin Cycle Films in Austin, and award-winning local film-maker A.J. Garces.
Texas Music Month Panel #2 - Oct. 14, 2008 - "So You Want to Be a Producer" Our second panel for Texas Music Month took place Tuesday, Oct. 14, on "So You Want to Be a Producer." Panelists included Grammy winners Gilbert Velasquez of Velasquez Productions and Kurt Wipfli of Wiptrax and Pulsar Records, plus John Whipple of Tejas Records.
Texas Music Month Panel #1: "Music Biz 101" at Aldaco's @ Sunset Station (NEW PHOTOS ADDED) Texas Music Month Panel #1: "Music Biz 101" at Aldaco's at Sunset Station, with Michael Muniz of the American Federation of Musicians, Matthew Dunne of the UTSA Music Department, and Casey Monahan, director of the Texas Music Office.
TMC 10th Birthday Party & Showcase, Sept. 28, 2008, at Taco Garage Proudly accepting the Texas Music Month Proclamation from the city of San Antonio at TMC's 10th birthday party are: Texas Music Month Chair Patrice Villastrigo, 10th Birthday Party Chair Nikki Young, 1st Vice Pres. & TMC co-founder Carol Sowa, Secretary Maria Larson & President Paul "Red" Dvorak.
Legal Panel at The Cove, Aug. 19, 2008 Panelists: Rowland Martin, entertainment law professor for San Antonio College's Radio-TV-Film Music Business Department; Gerald Shoelzel, local music attorney and professor at the University of the Incarnate Word; and attorney/musician Steve Rogers of Henslee, Fowler, Hepworth & Schwartz.
TMC Panel "Getting Air-Play for your CD" - July 15, 2008 - The Cove TMC's panel on Getting Immediate Air-Play for your CD, held at The Cove on July 15, 2008, featrued Gordon Ames of KRVL Radio & Hill Country Happenings and Jim Beal of KSYM Third Coast Music and the San Antonio Express-News.
TMC 9th Annual Meet & Greet - Sunday, June 29, 2008 - Casa Chiapas
TMC's Phil Dalmolin Drum Workshop - May 20, 2008 - Sam Ash Music
TMC Annual Meeting & Open Mic - April 8, 2008 - Sam's
TMC Annual Executive Committee Meeting - April 6, 2008 The newly elected officers & chairs held their annual executive committee meeting on April 6, 2008. Congrats, both to those elected & those who volunteered to serve, and best wishes!
Seated, Left to Right: Nikki Young (Scholarship, Meet n Greet, Birthday Party, Christmas Party); Nancy Thomas (Treasurer, Immediate Past President); Maria Larson (Secretary)
Standing, Left to Right: Patrice Villastrigo (Programs, Texas Music Month, Fundraiser, TMC Artist of the Year Award); Paul "Red" Dvorak (President, Songwriters Circle); Carol Sowa (First Vice President, E-News, Website); Natalie Luna (Memberhip Benefits)
Not Pictured: Joe Wolf (2nd VP); John Pardini (Parliamentarian); Alexis Anthony (Membership); Donna Baxter (Website Manager); Dave "DC" Bloom (MySpace).
TMC 2008-2009 Annual Board of Directors Meeting - March 18, 2008 TMC's 2008-2009 Board of Directors held their initial meeting of the year on March 18. Seated: Treasurer Nancy Thomas and 2nd Vice President Joe Wolf. Standing: Secretary Maria Larson, 1st Vice President Carol Sowa and President Paul "Red" Dvorak.
Songwriters Circle - March 2008 - Rolling Oaks
Vocal Workshop - March 11, 2008 TMC held a vocal workshop with Lindsay Van de Kirk at Sam Ash Music.
Digital Music Panel TMC's Digital Music Panel on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at The Cove, featured Ben King of Talking Taco Music/E-Lode, Keith Harter of Keith Harter Studios and Keith Howerton of online Texas Music Times magazine.
ASCAP Panel - February 19, 2008 TMC's ASCAP panel, headed by ASACAP rep Velia Gonzalez, also featured Juan Manuel Gonzalez (music publisher & president of Polyzone Music
Publishing Inc. and Zuko Music Group Inc.) and entertainment attorney, David Garcia.
TMC Holiday Party & Showcase - December 2, 2007 - The Venue TMC held its annual Holiday Party & Showcase on December 2, 2007 at The Venue. Performers included Natalie Luna, Jade Esteban Estrada, The Tim & Bob Show, The Royal Kustoms (featuring 2007 Jack Skiles Scholarship winner Matthew Beales), and Confusing Minerva, with a special appearance by Santa Claus.
Songwriters Circle January 08 - Rolling Oaks
TMC Music Video Night, Nov. 20, 2007, The Cove
TMC Annual Fundraiser - October 28, 2007 - Rolling Oaks Sports Bar & Grill Members and supporters came out for TMC's annual fundraiser at Rolling Oaks Sports Bar & Grill. Performers included Katherine Dawn, Rockus Circus, Laura Marie, Jimmy Spacek, and Ruben V, with special appearances by Chris Holzhaus, Randy Clark and John Ramirez with Eddie & the All-Niters; Augie Meyers was the evening's MC.
Texas Music Month Publicity Panel, Oct. 23, 2007, at Alamo Music Center
Texas Music Month - October 16, 2007, Panel - "Inside The Recording Studio" at BGM Studios A standing-room-only crowd gathered at BGM Studios, where Bill Green answered questions about what artists needed to know before and during the recording process.
Texas Music Month Oct. 9, 2007, Songwriting Panel at Sam Ash Music.
Texas Music Month - Live Sound - October 2, 2007, at The Cove Ace Pepper of Sonic Deli and Todd Walker of Sam Ash Music with moderator, Randy Clark at The Cove.
TMC's 9th Birthday Party - September 16, 2007 - Rolling Oaks The Texas Music Coalition celebrated its 9th birthday, and announced plans for Texas Music Month in October, at Rolling Oaks Sports Bar & Grill. Performers included Alan Fisher, Sean Palen, Katherine Dawn, and The Lavens.
TMC Panel - August 21 - "Music Media Round-Up" Clint Hale, staff writer for 210SA, Joe Barfield, publisher of SA Music and Art (www.samusicandart.com), and John Conquest, of 3rd Coast Music magazine, joined moderator Nikki Young at our August panel, held at The Cove.
Songwriters Open Mic - July 2007 - Rolling Oaks
TMC JULY 17, 2007, PANEL - indie Record Labels Nikki Young moderated a panel of Katherine Dawn (His Hill Records), Paige Stroman (LullabyLand, LLC), Paul "Red" Dvorak (TXR Records), and Carlos Alvarez (ARC Discos) for our July 17 panel on Indie Record Labels at The Cove. Matthew Beales was announced as winner of the TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship that night, with Christopher Covo placing second.
Songwriters Circle - June 2007 - Rolling Oaks
NEW PHOTOS ADDED! 8th Annual Meet & Greet - June 24, 2007 - Candlelight Coffeehouse Despite a drenching thunderstorm that caused a temporary halt early on to TMC’s 8th annual Meet & Greet in the courtyard at Candlelight Coffee House & Wine Bar, attendees kept coming out and, eventually, so did the sun!
And once it did, our MC/DJ Joe Barfield (aka: Joe Joe Jelly Roll of KSYM Third Coast Music fame) kept the music rolling, with the able assistance of Paul “Red” Dvorak. Many new faces and old were seen and a great variety of music from local folks was heard throughout the evening.
A big TMC "Thank You" to Joe and Paul, to Nikki Young, organizer of this event, and to helpers: Lee Hurtado (now officially known as “Balloon Whisperer”); Joe Wolf (armed with special TMC name tags); Sheree Flood (producer of the new TMC directories); Patrice Villastrigo, Nancy Thomas, Race Villarreal, Dave Bloom and Carol Sowa.
Announcement of the TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship winner had to be postponed to our July event, due to candidates who were present when the deluge hit having been given the OK to leave, since it first appeared the Meet & Greet that night would have to be canceled.
Music Publishing Panel - May 15, 2007 - The Cove
Songwriters Circle - April 2007 - Rolling Oaks The TMC Songwriters met on April 24, at Rolling Oaks Sports Bar & Grill. We heard from members Paul Aleman, Phil "P Willie" Flood, Joe Wolf, Maria Larson, Alan Fisher & Red Dvorak. Thanks to guests Jeremy Howard & the duo Austin Davis & Lee Kessler for sharing some of their songs with us as well.
TMC Annual Meeting & Open Mic April 17, 2007 TMC officers and chairs for the new term beginning April 1, 2007, were announced and introduced. Shown are: Phil Flood (Co-Historian and Member "Background Music" Compilation CD producer; President Nancy Thomas (head of the CD Collaborative Project); Natalie Luna (Director of Member Benefits); Secretary Laura Marie Kleffner; 1st Vice President Carol Sowa (PR/Publicity & Web Site News Editor); Programs Chair Amber Moon ; and Nikki Young (Scholarship, Meet & Greet and Holiday Party head).
TMC Board Meeting March 24, 2007 TMC installed it's 2007 Board of Directors on March 27, 2007, during the annual board meeting held at the home of Phil and Sheri Flood. Pictured left to right are: Nancy Thomas, President; Phil & Sheri Flood, Co-Historians; Paul "Red" Dvorak, 2nd Vice President; Carol Sowa, 1st Vice President; Laura Marie Kleffner, Secretary; Louis Arizpe, Membership; and Nikki Young, TMC Scholarship, Meet n Greet and Holiday Party Chair.
Songwriters Circle - March 2007 - Rolling Oaks The following TMC Songwriters met on March 27, 2007, at Rolling Oaks: Paul Aleman, Race Villarreal, Ralph Guzman, Phil Flood, guest Jeffrey Charles, Dan Oliver, Maria Larson, Sheryl Zettner, Oscar Laun, Sin Sinatra, Laura Marie, & Red Dvorak. Maestro Aurora was also in attendance, as well as guest Taylor Autry, who came to "check it out.". Congrats and thanks to Oscar who became a TMC member. Lastly, congrats to Laura Marie who just completed her CD, "Drawn" - an outstanding album, produced by fellow TMC member Mack Damon. It is available at LauraMariemusic.com.
Joan Carroll Vocal Workshop at Sam Ash Music - March 20, 2007 Accomplished jazz vocalist Joan Carroll presented a free vocal workshop for TMC on Tuesday, March 20, at Sam Ash Music, 25 NE Loop 410. Joan has been singing professionally since 1985, singing with Footprints, Gerry Gibbs and his Thrasher Big Band, and the Paul Elizondo Big Band. She has played the Texas jazz Festival, the JazzS’Alive Festival, and Musical Offerings Jazz Meets Classical XIII Concert in San Antonio. She also hosts “The Jazz Voice,” weekly radio program on KRTU (FM 91.7) Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you, Joan!
TMC CD TRYOUTS - February 20, 2007 Following live performances (a cappella) of the songs entered by members in competition for TMC’s first CD Collaborative Project on Feb. 20 at The Cove, balloting by members present produced the following winners (listed below) for the 16 slots available. All of the winning songs were sung by their writers, who were also voted in to sing them on the CD. R&B: Cold Dead Hand – Phil Flood; Quit Listenin’ to My Phone – Phil Flood. CHRISTIAN: Joy – Nancy Thomas. AMERICANA: Long Way From Home – Paul “Red” Dvorak. FOLK: Don’t Mind The Weather – Maria Larson. COUNTRY: She Cried – Paul “Red” Dvorak; The Snake – Carol Sowa; Walk Away – Donna Baxter. ROCK: Then You Rise – Carol Sowa; War Zone – Phil Flood; Padlocked – Phil Flood. WILD CARD (all genres): Fifth of July – Carol Sowa; Ask the Weaver – Maria Larson; Forever More – Alan Fisher; War – Tom McKenna; The San Antonio Song (Line Up The Longnecks) – Donna Baxter .
Songwriters at San Antonio Rodeo - Feb 17, 2007 TMC Songwriters appeared in the Bud, Texas, tent on the grounds of the San Antonio Rodeo on Saturday, February 17, 2007. The following TMC members performed: Greg Talbert, Julie Uecker, Nancy Thomas, Ralph Guzman, Laura Marie with Maestro Aurora, Red & Lana Dvorak, Phil Flood, Maria Larson, Alan Fisher and Sean Palen. Nice weather made for a large crowd on the grounds, and a great audience for the Songwriters.
Songwriters Circle - November 2006 - Blue Cactus Cafe
TMC Fundraiser - October 2006 - Floore's Country Store Texas Music Month came to a close with TMC's annual fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Floore's Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes, featuring Augie Meyers as MC and the music of TMCers Luis Arizpe, Katherine Dawn, Mesquite, The Remedy, Jonathan Fox, The Jimmy Spacek Band
Adding to the fun, Hill Country Radio 94.3 FM in Kerrville broadcast live from our event!
Texas Music Month - Publicity/Promotion Panel - Oct. 24 - The Cove
Texas Music Month - River Walk Booking Panel - Oct. 17 - Dick's Last Resort
Texas Music Month - Electric Guitar Panel - Oct. 10 - Sam Ash Music
Songwriter's Circle - September 2006 - Blue Cactus Cafe
Texas Music Month - Live Sound Panel - Oct. 3 - Rolling Oaks
TMC 8th Birthday Party - Sept. 24, 2006 - Rolling Oaks
Texas Music Month Proclamation at City Council Chambers First Vice President Carol Sowa, President Nancy Thomas, Mayor Phil Hardberger, member Allee Wallace and John Thomas.
Drum Panel - August 2006 TMC's Drum Panel in August at Sam Ash Music featured as panelists: Alice Gomez, Marty Barrera, Phil Bass, Tim Root and Mack Damon (Matt Gallegos).
Status of Radio Today Panel - July 2006 - The Cove TMC’s Tuesday, July 18, panel at The Cove covered a variety of topics relating to the radio industry, from careers in radio to getting your PSAs aired. Networking time for this free event started at 6:30 p.m., with the panel at 7 p.m.
Panelists included Producer Kelley Kendall of KISS, Community Service Representative Virginia Lovelady of KZEP, and Sales Representative Milton Gluek of KLUP, who shared their knowledge and experiences with attendees.
Our thanks to Programs Chair Nikki Young of PrimaDonna Productions for putting together this informative program.
Meet-n-Greet - June 2006 - Blue Cactus Cafe TMC's 7th annual Meet & Greet took place Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., at The Blue Cactus Cafe at Wetmore Store, 13525 Wetmore Rd. This event was an opportunity for bands, performing artists and songwriters to bring CDs/cassettes of their music to be played by our special guest DJ, Mike Roberts of Magic105.3, for the music industry folks in attendance. TMC members were also able to pick up their brand new TMC Membership Directories for 2006-2007 that night.
Adam Carrillo, a jazz saxophonist/composer from O’Connor High School, was announced as winner of the $500 TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship and received a year’s free membership in TMC. Tyler Phillips, a composer/multi-instrumentalist from North East School of the Arts, placed second and also received a free membership.
Summer Board Meeting - 2006 Nancy Thomas, Carol Sowa, Alfonso Mata
Guitar Panel - May 2006 - The Cove Jimmy Spacek, Ruben V and "Maestro" Aurora.
General Meeting - April 2006 - The Cove Here's to the ladies! 1st Vice President Carol Sowa, as interim president, conducts the annual general meeting, flanked by Directory Chair Rachel Beissner and Programs/Scholarship Chair Nikki Young on the left and Web Site Manager Donna Baxter and Songwriters Circle Chair Nancy Thomas at right.
Vocal Workshop - March 2006 - Sam Ash Music Lisa "Nadine" Anderson and Joan Carroll conducted this vocal workshop for TMC.
Songwriting Panel - February 2006 - The Cove Pres. Mack Damon (Matt Gallegos) as moderator, with panelists Laura Marie, Ruben V, ReBeca, Nancy Thomas & Katherine Dawn.
Panel: Advice from Established Pros, January 17, 2006 - Borders @ The Quarry. TMC's January 2006 panel at Borders featured seasoned pros Alissa Claridy, Richard Hailey and ReBeca.
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