: an all day event at the Lilly Nature Center, located at the Celery
Bog Nature Preserve in West Lafayette.
Featured live performances from Greg Jones, Mike Byers, Amanda Fletcher,
Joe Peters, Barrett Myers, and Michael Longcor.
annual Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters Awards night:
place going to Hunter Taylor, co-Runners Up, Miguel Odron & Chase Cotton, 2nd
Woods, and the Mike Lane Horizon Award going to Dominick Rivers!
: SAMI provided live music all throughout the
day in Tapawingo Park along the Wabash River.
Featured performers were Lee Anna Atwell, Paul Foster, Joe Peters, Greg
Jones, John Lacy, Briagha McTavish, Mike Longcor, Chase Cotton & Brandon
Fulk, Jordan Friend, Annie Hatke Schap, and Cheryl Fletcher.
Mosey for the Arts
in Downtown Lafayette.
Located on the corner stage of Main and 6th
, Featured were
Kara Richards, Chase Cotton and Brandon Fulk, Joe Peters, and Briagha McTavish.
Annual Coal Creek Music Festival in Waynetown featuring SAMI’s own, Briagha
McTavish, as one of the performers.
Proceeds benefitted the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young
& Sound in an Opera House Town: Songwriters and
visual artists collaborated in this event that celebrated the Delphi Opera
House and drew awareness to the upcoming restoration. The event was created by
SAMI’s Scott Greeson and watercolorist Rena Brouwer. Pairs of songwriters and
artists worked together to inspire each other. Their resulting works and
collaborative stories were featured at the event.
Rally in California: A few SAMI members made their way across the country
to attend this annual music industry conference. Several exciting connections and lots of
great stories resulted.
Open Mic: was a short-lived Open Mic hosted by Jason Wells. It was an opportunity that several SAMI
members took advantage of after the November meeting. Live performances
included: Greg Jones, Lee Anna Atwell, Jeff Anderson, Joe Peters, Linda Hicks,
Cheryl Fletcher, Amanda Fletcher, Briagha McTavish, and Jason Wells.
Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange
: Featured coveted gifts
included Mike Byers’ unique sculpture entitled, “Trinary Hazard Device,” and
Michael Longcor’s strange, but somehow compelling, fake terra cotta gnome!
Those are just some of the highlights from this past
year. 2014 is yet unwritten…much like
that song that you’ve had on the back burner for a while now. Isn’t it time to
dust it off, rework it and maybe bring it to the next SAMI meeting?