The Idaho Songwriter's Assoc. Sponsors Six Shows a Month!
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The Headliner Concert Series at the Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel is now underway. Our FaceBook page will provide details on the next event. Use links there or go to TicketBud.com for advance tickets. Just type in the performing artist's name under "Find Event" and then select the show you want to see.
Steve Eaton's Original Songwriter's Forum. Held the last Tuesday of each month at the Gamekeeper Lounge. Each artist performs one original song, and there are usually about 30 performers there each month. Party starts at 6pm. The public is invited to attend. Sign up at least ten days in advance at
The Songwriter's Showcase takes place on a Friday and Saturday night each month at the Gamekeeper Lounge. Typically three different artists perform one 45-minute set each night. Each artist performs original material. Shows open at 8pm on both Friday and Saturday night. Better than a movie, admission is free and you can drink!
The new Open Mic Event is on the first Tuesday of each month at the Gamekeeper Lounge. Runs from 7pm to 10pm and features a talent show with valuable prizes and additional door prizes each night. Bring your original music and have a ball.
26 May 2012
Last Updated on 07 April 2013
Written by Rich O'Hara
Monthly Songwriter's Forum; All-Original Tunes
DON"T FORGET! The Songwriter's Forums are held at the Gamekeeper Lounge in the historic Owyhee Plaza Hotel, usually on the last Tuesday of each month. Party starts at 6pm. Come early to get a good seat and sign up to play. Each artist performs one original song, and we usually have about 35 performers per night. Check out our Idaho Songwriters Facebook page for additional details.
See you there!
A Songwriter's Story By Steve Eaton
Following is something I have been wanting to share with you. Please don't think it's a testimony of success about me, Instead it’s a way to make a confession; I hope you will understand. Then finally I hope you will view the link at the end that I just got from a mutual friend Billy Braun that sort of sums up this whole essay.
A great resource for local songwriters, if you have not already been watching, is James Coberly Smith's local television show featuring local songwriters called "Boise Song Talk". It originally aired last fall and all episodes were taped live and edited by Boise State student crews at TVCTV.
The great news is that now all episodes are available online, so if you missed one, you can catch up here at http://boisesongtalk.com. There are really some great interviews of some great local songwriters discussing their own process and they play a bunch of their originals. Quite a lot of fun. If you are even remotely interested in songwriting, this is not to be missed!
Now there's a new season, so check the listings for Channel 11 to catch one of these fine productions. Thanks, James for all you've done for local songwriters! You're awesome man!