Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.


 

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Rick Tate, President

 

When I'm on vacation, I am not really on vacation?  Let me explain.  Do you look for songwriter venues when out of town too?  I am curious how other songwriters work on their music.  When I read about the success stories of songwriters that finally got their lucky break, all their stories sound just like ours.

Open mics, showcases, meetings seem to be the standard, but I often wonder if there is a better way?  I know listening rooms are more lyric friendly, but there is also a need to cuss and discuss song materials.  I have two ears that I am accused (by the love of my life) of using only when it benefits me.  So, if we all take notice of these new and better ideas, please, please, please bring those to our attention.

One of our singer-songwriters called me out at a recent meeting...Wayne Willingham said a phrase that I had not heard before which described my situation very well, "shiny object syndrome".  There is another saying that fits in line here, "the more things you own, the more things own you".  Oh, I need that!  It's on sale!

I always wanted to learn another instrument!  So, years later, my garage is full of gadgets I don't know how to use.  Which brings us to a segue, the FWSA garage sale at the end of September.  You know you want to clean out that garage attic, storage building, Bring those shiny objects to our garage sale!

No wonder I have so many songs needing that finished touch!

Keep writing, it's good therapy.

Rick Tate

 

 

     FWSA Garage Sale on 30 September & 1 October - Click Here for Details

 

FWSA TERMS & CONDITIONS
 

 


Oct20

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests may attend one of these events with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.

Nov17

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests may attend one of these events with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.

Dec15

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests may attend one of these events with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.