Friday, November 28, 2008

Songsalive! Showcase Dec. 5

Songsalive! Los Angeles Showcase
Featuring talented songwriters from around the globe, the Songsalive!

Showcases are the best industry secret, a great happening all around the world. Songsalive! Showcases are a very cozy, intimate and acoustic environment where media and music industry representatives often drop by to check out the latest talent. Showcase your music and support our Songsalive! national and international live events and showcases presenting songwriters and artists of original music. Showcases are conducted globally.

WHEN: Friday, December 5
Show starts 7:30 pm

WHERE: Hallenbeck's & Cahuenga General Store
5510 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood, California 91601-2919
On Caheunga Blvd. 1/2 block north of Chandler on the right.
Light meals available

DONATIONS: $8 cover at the door.
Supports the venue and our non profit efforts.
As Songsalive! is a 501c)3) non profit charity, it is tax deductible. Ask for a receipt if necessary.

ABOUT THE SHOWCASE: The Songsalive! Los Angeles Showcase features a new venue, a new date, and a new format! Songsalive returns to Hallenbeck's after a couple of years. Hallenbeck's is an well known venue for acoustic Los Angeles Songwriters and performers - they have a small stage with a great sound system, great food and drinks, it is family friendly too, with free parking on the street.

ARTISTS: We have four performers who will be doing mini-sets in two rounds - so nice you hear them all twice! And we'll have a short intermission in the middle for food, stretching, and conversation. Featuring:

Zachary Provost
Grammy-winning producer David Foster places Zachary Provost at the top of his list of talented musicians, saying "the depth of his musicianship is endless and his great songwriting, arranging and production skills make him a triple threat." In addition to recording and performing regularly throughout world and a 5-year stint as Josh Groban's musical director, Zachary has also performed alongside Elton John, Carlos Santana, Quincy Jones and Willie Nelson among many others. Signed copies of Zachary's critically acclaimed debut "Alive" and the "Heart of the Moment" EP are available exclusively at

John Stowers
John Stowers has been called one of the most promising singer/songwriters in Southern California. A Rootsy Pop Rocker with surprising soul. Songs filled with original thoughtful lyrics and melodies that soar. John's songs reflect his passion for the music that inspired him back when he was growing up in rural Missouri. Unable to tune in radio stations from surrounding cities, John grew up listening to his older brother's classic rock and soul collection. He draws from this rich musical history when writing his songs. There are echoes of everything from Liverpool to Memphis in his music. John recently won a 2004 Billboard World Song Contest award. "Jimmy's Song" won 3rd place in the R&B/Blues category. It's gratifying validation for a performing songwriter who's been out there playing bars/coffee houses and patiently honing his craft. John's currently completing production of his record which is due to be released by the end of this year. Stay Tuned!

Sabrina and Craig
Craig Lincoln, an Olympic Diving Medalist, is keeping the tradition of contemporary folk music alive and well in a very pure form. He writes original songs of wry, thoughtful observation drawn from a life rich in experience and passion, and accompanied by a variety of tasty acoustic guitar styles.

Sabrina Schneppat --Sabrina started her musical solo career at age five. Since then she has regularly performed in choirs, musical theatre, and as a solo artist in jazz and country. She has expanded her love of music into songwriting and most recently as a duo with Craig Lincoln.

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements:
The group is made up of Tracy Newman, Lorie Doswell and Gene Lippmann. The beginnings of this satisfying combination were completely organic. Several years ago, Tracy was doing a gig at the Talking Stick in Santa Monica, and Lorie and Gene were sitting at the front table. They began harmonizing with Tracy in the chorus of the song “Laraine.” It sounded great. Tracy invited them to come up on stage with her, and the rest is history. They recently put out a CD called “A Place in the Sun” which you can hear and/or buy at

Play that little ten-song disc in your car and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation. Don’t take my word for it – read the reviews at the bottom of Tracy’s CDBABY page.A word about Tracy’s songs: You’ll be able to understand the words. They’re sung clearly. This group has fun singing these songs and you get to be in on it. Whether it’s “Laraine” (the loving tribute to Tracy’s sister, Laraine Newman, from the original cast of SNL (check out the video of this song at,) or the award-winning song “Waffle Boy” about a father/son relationship, or “Mama, I Know You Ain’t Santa,” a truly original Christmas song -- or any of Tracy’s songs, you’ll be handsomely rewarded for the time spent listening.Tracy was a founding member of the LA based improv company, The Groundlings, and moved on from that to writing and producing TV. She won the EMMY in 1997 for co-writing the ground-breaking coming-out episode of the sitcom “ELLEN.” In 2001, Tracy co-created the ABC sitcom, “ACCORDING TO JIM.” She was a songwriter before her TV career, and now she’s back to it full time.

Lorie Doswell is a wonderful singer/songwriter on her own ( ) and is just finishing up her solo CD called “Dream Drivin’.” Gene Lippmann is a harmony junkie and livin’ the dream, with Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements. Come see them!

MORE DETAILS AND CONTACT: for details . Also check out our Meetup group listed on the website

CALL FOR ARTISTS: - booking for Jan./Feb./Mar.
* You must be able to guarantee a min. of 5 guests
.* 6 song acoustic set
* You must be a Songsalive! member
* Showcase application at (log in and follow the link for apply for a showcase)

NOTE: Please also come out and support our 10th Anniversary Showcase and Holiday Party at The Mint on December 17th - A Free Show! Raffle! And More!!

Details at

Dave Harvey
Songsalive Communications Director
(also booking the LA Showcases)

Songsalive! supporting and promoting songwriters and composers worldwide

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