Join us at our next regular song sharing meeting:

Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tippecanoe Arts Federation Address: 638 North St, Lafayette, IN 47901 (map)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) presents...

A Songwriting Workshop & Concert with Steve Seskin

Steve Seskin is a successful songwriter who has written seven number one songs, including Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry,” recorded by Tim McGraw, and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” winner of NSAI Song of the Year and Music Row Magazine Song of the Year in 1999 as recorded by Mark Wills.

Steve’s songwriting courses include; Intro to Lyric Writing, Melody, Phrasing, Rhyming and Metaphor, Point of View, Writing/Rewriting, Inspiration, Music Business, and Collaboration.  Participants can also bring an original song for critique.  See details here: 

A Steve Seskin concert will have you wiping away a tear one minute and laughing out loud the next. His songs all have messages that touch the hearts of everyone: from the feelings of a little boy missing his father, to growing up and being true to yourself, to one of his most well known themes of being considerate to and respectful of one another as expressed in "Don’t Laugh at Me."

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Workshop:     9:30am to 4:30pm (pizza lunch provided)
Concert:         7:00pm

Brady Lane Church of Christ
2701 Brady Lane
Lafayette, IN 47909

Cost: $50 for workshop (includes concert admission); $10 for concert
            $30 for SAMI members with 2012 paid dues

For additional information:
please visit or email/call Joe Peters at or 765-414-2457

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Joe Peters set to release new CD of original music
with Michael Kelsey
Second Wind by The Joedai Warriors
Friday, October 19th, 7pm
University Church @ Purdue

On October 19th (Friday) SAMI co-president Joe Peters will release his fifth and latest CD with former SAMI superstar Michael Kelsey. The album, entitled Second Wind by the Joedai Warriors contains 14 new songs, many written this year on Joe's Taylor GS-Mini when he was in Africa, and features not only the musical wizardry of Michael Kelsey, but also vocal harmonies and piano from Amanda Fletcher (2008 winner of the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters) and vocal harmonies by Linda Hicks (Joe's long-time musical partner), as well as a few horn parts by Chase Cotten (2010, 2011 & 2012 Shirley Martin runner up) and some drumming by Matt Call (Michael Kelsey's long-time collaborator).

The CD release show will be part of a larger event at University Church @ Purdue (320 North Street, West Lafayette) An Evening of Singers & Songwriters, featuring not only Joe (with Amanda, Linda & others), but Christopher Lee, Jeff Anderson & the Effect, and Frank Muffin (Hans & Brittany Rees) as well. The show will run from 7-11pm, and the Second Wind set will likely start around 8pm. Joe's good friend and gifted watercolorist, Rena Brouwer, will also be doing some performance painting to live, original music in between sets, so you will not want to miss this night.

Cost of the show is $8/person, or $12/couple.  Refreshments available for purchase.