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Who’s Doing What In The FWSA?
Michael Anderson - Michael has been playing Bass with local Texas Music Songwriter Terry Rasor promoting Terry's latest CD release "On Fire" at various venues in Texas. Michael will again be performing and giving a workshop at the Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival and State Championship on Mother's Day Weekend May 6 - 8 at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, Texas. Michael has finished his newest compilation of his latest original songs recorded at Patrick McGuire Recording Studio. The CD is called "Sacred Roots" and will be available as soon as it gets pressed. Check out Michael’s solo CD’s “Community Without Chaos” featuring all original material and "Walking the Beauty Way” CD. For more information on Michael’s music, contact him via email at Biotuner@aol.com or visit his website, www.reverbnation.com/michaelanderson4.
Tom Biles - Tom has two newly released EP's. You can find his six song Christmas EP, "The Peace Love and Joy Project" and his new demo EP, "The Fiverr sessions Vol 1" on Spotify, You Tube and over 150 sites that stream music. You can also find his new Christmas book "The night Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney" on Amazon.
Theodore A. Henning II - Theo has completed a new demo CD titled, “Just Some Stuff”, an eclectic mix of original tunes including two songs iconic for Mineral Wells, Texas; Crazy Water and Baker Hotel Blues. The CD or individual songs can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/artist/theodoreahenningii as well as through streaming services. Additionally, Theo’s latest project is the release of his novel “The Sauwastika Enigma”, a treasure hunting mystery offered at Amazon.com in both eBook and paperback. If you ever wondered why George Langelaan wrote “The Fly”, you’ll find out in his book!
Rob Owen - Rob has been working on some new material and rewriting some of his previously written material. He has also been working with the FWSA as an Advisory Committee member to assist in areas to best serve the members of the organization. For more information on Rob's music, go to www.reverbnation.com/robowen or his website at www.robowenmusic1.com.
Mel Strait - Mel has a YouTube Channel that he has finally started to load with songs and videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/strait53/featured. This Channel features mostly cover songs and information/entertainment videos. Original songs are on his ReverbNation site, https://www.reverbnations/melstrait. Mel is currently rewriting some material, and putting new demos here, along with any new songs as he write them.
Rick Tate - Rick has written several poems and short stories and is considering publishing. Any advice from experiences and contacts would be appreciated.
John Terry – John has finished work on 2 demo CDs, “All By Myself” (solo writes) and “With a Little Help From My Friends” (co-writes); any bands or artists looking for original material are invited to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain copies. John Terry's song, "God's Been Laughing at Me", co-written with Bobby Terry, is on Max Flinn's debut CD, "Meant to Be". Max's single of "God's Been Laughing at Me" reached #74 on the Texas Regional Radio Report in early 2020. John's song, "Grandma's Washing Machine" was recorded by the Rocky Lott Band, and can be found on www.rockylott.com.
Stephen Troum – “Doc Roc” The Troumatics just had a feature article done in the Fort Worth Weekly newspaper Feb 16th issue (Fwweekly.com to yead it). "Should Have Kissed You" made it onto KTCU radio making it the 4th song in 2 months to make local radio for the band. Upcoming shows: 6/3/22 Magnolia Motor Lounge. Steve Troum was recently named 2021 DSA Songwriter of the Year. Follow @troumatics on Instagram and Facebook for the latest photos and announcements.
Gus Wolman - Gus A. Wolman, III - Gus, has decided to AGAIN "help people through music". Gus will soon have a web site called "Lessons Learned". The name implies that we have had a successful history, and that we have learned through lessons that we have personally experienced. The web site will list a large number of places that a new or experienced songwriter can go for information. We will be offering critique support for songwriters, working with them to release the very best songs feasible. We also will offer a complete guide to music publishing, and will make available our proprietary "non-exclusive songwriter contract" which was deemed by NSAI as a "fair and equitable contract". We will also make available our e-book call "How to Write Great Songs and Actually Make Money! In addition, we will encourage up and coming songwriters to work with established well know non-profits, donating songs to pre-qualified 501(c)3 organization, which is a GREAT way to get songwriters songs heard by not only the charity followers, but also, make songs available to artists that seek impactful and important songs. We are excited about this new opportunity , and we look forward to doing what we do best...."Helping People Through Music". We pray for each and every member of the FWSA and their families.
Rachel Yeatts – Rachel has a new website, rachelyeatts.com, a new album "Trouble Ain't Ours to Keep" and an upcoming performance opportunity with Artists of Note, a non-profit humanities in the community project. As part of that group, Rachel will do 17 performance in 4 days in the community of Coffeyville, KS. Also upcoming for Rachel is a live performance on May 10, WDVX Radio, "The Blue Plate Special", in Knoxville, TN.
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