Join us at our next regular song sharing meeting:

Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lower Level, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)

Sunday, October 01, 2017

SAMI Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana
SAMI Notes from September 19, 2017 Meeting

PRESENT: Cheryl Fletcher, Nicky Kerr, Justice Fuller, Michael Rothman, Gilbert Gordon, Michael Longcor, Travis Kearney, & Bette Anderson


Songwriter Gathering
will be on Monday, October 30th (the night BEFORE Halloween) at Mike and Pam Byers' Clubhouse.  There will be additional information as we get nearer, but it will be a pitch-in and song sharing kind of night.  Lots of fun, so add it to your calendar now!

The 23d Annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters, November 2-12, 2017. The Retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family. Directed by John D. Lamb at the Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Write a song, inspirational talk/presentation,. discussions on craft/creative process, open mic/song swaps and one-on-one sessions. Click Here for more info and to register.  NOTE:  Michael Kelsey is one of the mentors for the second weekend.

Fundraising DVD of the Jan 9, 2016 House Concert at the Delphi Opera House is still available for purchase, $20 for both the DVD and CD combo package.  All proceeds go to SAMI if you purchase from a SAMI member. If you perform out and would like to sell these at a gig, please contact Cheryl Fletcher for copies to sell.  All help at fundraising is appreciated!


Nicky Kerr: Her father is one of the concert masters of the world renown Orpheus Chamber Orchestra which will be at the Purdue Lobe Playhouse on Sunday October 15th, at 4 pm and will feature Mozart's piano concerto No. 9 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1.  Tickets: $20-$50.  For more information: click here.

Justice Fuller told us about a songwriting program for World Learning in DC. There is a linguist who travels and is looking for musicians to donate 30 second musical clips to insert into the series. Magic English Club for Children teaches English by putting lyrics to music. There is a need for instrumentals without copyright. For more info reply to this newsletter or:

Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday will have a barn concert and dance at Prophetstown State Park on October 21, 2017.

Joe Peters is traveling back to Indiana to have the CD Release Concert for his latest CD, Prophetstown on Nov 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Delphi Opera House. Joining Joe for this concert will be Michael Kelsey, Linda Hicks, Nicky Kerr, Rick Mummey, Amanda Fletcher, Scott Greeson and others. To reserve your ticket : click here

Acoustic Blend on WBAA AM 920 and FM 105.9:  Mike Byers, host of acoustic blend for the last several years has stepped down recently. Greg Jones, another longtime SAMI member is going to take over and fill the position.  Greg recently announced on Facebook with the following post:

So I am now one of the hosts of "Acoustic Blend" on Purdue's WBAA!!! Once a month I will be hosting an hour-long show devoted to acoustic music. If you know any songwriters who would be interested in being an in-studio guest, let me know. Also interested in your favorite acoustic artists: local, regional, national, independent or signed. Hopefully I can even get some "in studio interviews" with touring acoustic artists who are visiting Purdue on tour.

Congratulations, Greg, on your new position. WBAA is lucky to have you! Tune-in to AM 920 or stream live from your computer at

Michael Longcor will be going to Moo (Make Our Own) Music Gathering in Wisconsin as a guest from November 3-5. He will give a short concert and two workshops: “Writing the Songs You’d Like to Hear” and “Cheap Tricks For the Instrument Impaired and Performance Inhibited.”  Michael said that guitar tricks are the mainstay of his performance, and he excels in magic and misdirection! (Sounds like a class that would be great for a SAMI meeting.)  Check out more on this festival, Michael’s role in it, and how to register at: PDF and registration form
Reminder: SAMI Meeting Tuesday, Oct 17th at  7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)

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