What happens when over 800 singer songwriters, musicians and music lovers gather under one roof for an entire weekend? Lots of live music of course, and very little sleep! Nancy was among the artists selected to perform an official showcase. Saturday evening in the Bentley Room at the conference centre in Kerkonkson, NY, she gave a flawless performance to a receptive audience. “It was an honour and privilege to have an opportunity to play at this renowned conference.”
It’s official. “Silence Tonight”, co-written by Nancy Beaudette and Christine Hatch, is the WINNER of the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Best Holiday Song!
Thousands of a songs are submitted in more than 80 IMA categories. The program supports all styles of music as well as specialty categories including Love Song, Holiday Song, Social Action Song, Concept Album, Eclectic Album, Album Re-Issue and EP.
Known for championing original work by artists who follow their own muse, The IMAs provides Winners with performance, promotion and distribution opportunities that will place them in front of music supervisors, talent buyers, record label executives, and most importantly, fans worldwide.
It is official. Nancy is the “People’s Choice” Winner in the International Region of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. There are six regions (the other five throughout the U.S.), each with ten finalists. Nancy placed 4th overall in the popular vote.
Victoria Vox received the most PC votes among all regional finalists this year. Here is a listing of Winners in all regions:
Nancy Beaudette has once again been selected as “Regional Finalist” in the Mountain Stage New Song Competition. She was the Canadian Regional Finalist in 2009 and 2010 consecutively. Third time is the charm – and you can help her get to the next round! But she needs your support – Please click through and cast your VOTE!
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The song she entered is “Silence Tonight” – a powerful message of the peace all Mother’s long for when their songs and daughters are serving in the military.
Now in its tenth year, it’s one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performing songwriters across an array of genres, and includes regional rounds. Regional round winners are determined by their submitted material, AS WELL AS their live performance ability as determined by their YouTube videos.
The ‘People’s Choice’ Award winner (the regional finalist who ultimately receives the most votes) will also advance to the ‘Award Round.’ A total of twelve ‘Award Round’ semifinalists will be selected to come to New York to perform in the international ‘Award Round,’ held this year on Saturday, October 19 at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Co-writing is a challenging task. Sometimes it works and other times you just have to chalk it up to experience. Fortunately for the team of Shanna Jackman, Connie Mims and myself, the chemistry is right on the mark. WMRC Radio in Milford Maagrees. “In My Truck” wasrecently selected as ‘the best single’ at its awards night May 18. Shanna will be in Nashville in July to record this and five other songs written by our threesome, and Connie and I will be in the studio to assist. I will let you know when this project is ready to be released!
Mark April 18th, 2013 on your calendars and ‘get ye down to ye ol’ Bull Run‘ in Shirley Massachusetts for a special show featuring Nashville Songwriter and Grammy winner Jon Vezner – and a guest appearance by Nancy. “Jon’s a really sensitive writer and a witty guy. I love his songs, the sad ones and the humorous ones. He’s got a pretty dry funny bone!” says Nancy. Back in 2008, the pair penned a poignant ballad called “It Finally Took Losing You” at Vezner’s studio in Nashville, but this is the first time they will share a stage.
The Bull Run is a 300-year old tavern that oozes charm and casual elegance. It was originally a stagecoach stop where tired and thirsty travellers could stop, rest, and relax with their boots off if they wished to. The Tavern now plays host to a prestigious concert series which attracts national touring acts.
The night before the concert, Nancy’s label “Moonlit Pond Records” will host a songwriting workshop with Jon at the helm. The local songwriting community are invited to come and present one of their songs to Jon for feedback. The workshop is Wednesday, April 17th from 7:30 to 10:30 in Lunenburg, MA. The cost is $20 per person, or $15 if you buy a ticket to the concert on the 18th.
I’m so thrilled to be part of this extraordinary Songwriter Retreat in Georgia at the end of February. Louisa Branscomb is a powerhouse songwriter with Grammys and a multitude of other awards to her credit. I’ll be presenting on marketing & social media, offering private consultations on songwriting and marketing to attendees, and performing at a special House Concert on Saturday night along side Louisa and Johnny & Jeanette Williams.
Here’s a little more info on the event:
Jeanette, reigning (4 time winner) Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year (SPBGMA) is a multi-winning vocalist as well as member of IBMA Recorded Event winners Daughters of Bluegrass, and has won the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in Bluegrass. Johnny, known as award winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, is distinguished as one of the most revered early songwriters in bluegrass to contribute new, fresh songs that capture the integrity of the founding bluegrass sound. Johnny’s name is a household word in bluegrass, considered a master traditional singer, guitar player, and songwriter.
Louisa’s honors include over 140 songs recorded in bluegrass anda acoustic music, SPBGMA Song of the Year, 2 Grammy selections (Krauss, Denver), 2 IBMA Recorded Event of the Years, 2 nominations for the 2011 awards, longest running chart hit in bluegrass (“Steel Rails”), #36 bluegrass song 2011 (“I’ll Take Love”), and selection in the Atlanta Music Hall of Honor, three time nominee for Songwriter of the Year (SPBGMA), and member of the “Daughters of Bluegrass.”
Nancy Beaudette is an award winning singer-songwriter, originally from Canada, who makes her home in Boston, MA. Nancy was a Canadian finalist in 2009 and 2010 in the Mountain Stage New Song Competition, and a finalist in both The 2010 New England Song Contest and the 2010 Acoustic Roundtable Song Competition. Her co-write with Louisa, “My Silvertone Guitar,” was included on her Christmas CD which garnered her a place in the top 50 folk roots music releases in December, 2012.
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FOLKDJ-L is an electronic discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. With over nine hundred subscribers from all corners of the earth, they are a lively bunch with a unique perspective on folk music.
Based on playlists posted to folkdj-l, Richard Gillmann of KBCS compiles monthly top-70 album airplay lists. Nancy Beaudette’s Holiday CD “Fa La La” was among the top 70 Cd’s played in December 2012.
What do Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Mitchell & Webb, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner – and now Nancy Beaudette – have in common?
They and thousands of other traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists fill a three hour entertainment that we call The Midnight Special. Nancy and her Holiday CD “Fa La La” are among Rich’s picks this week.“It’s an honour to be on Rich’s playlist – but to be one of his favourites is truly humbling,” says Nancy.
The Midnight Special is an syndicated radio program recognized as one of the premier broadcasts in the folk music world. It is broadcast on WFMT, 98.7 FM from Chicago.
Show host, Rich Warren grew up in Evanston, Illinois, fascinated by radio. He even operated a radio station from his bedroom with a toy transmitter connected to an illegally long antenna, and was ultimately reprimanded by the FCC. The programming? Classical, folk, and showtunes. His passion flourished into an esteemed career in broadcasting and print media. He is a freelance contributor to newpapers and magazines, and reviews folk music recordings for Sing Out!, the national folk song magazine. He is an active member of the North American Folk Alliance and has served on its board.