Monday, January 21st at 7:30

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church,
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD


Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winners Showcase and Benefit for Songwriters Association of Washington

Join us for a stellar evening of prizewinning entertainment as the top placed musicians of the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest perform for us. Included in our auspicious lineup are: Laura Baron from Bethesda MD who won the Gold in the Vocal Jazz/Blues Category for the song "Winter Don't Own Me". Known for her soulful voice, Laura is a DC native, performing original folk, blues and jazz at festivals and acoustic venues; Rick & Audrey Engdahl (who took Gold in Children's Music for her song Caterpillar) of Hyattsville MD, with the band Sense Of Wonder performing family oriented songs. With words that are simple and smart, Rick & Audrey supply a musicality and lyrical integrity that keeps the focus of kids and the sanity of parents; Thomas Scott Pearce (Greenville, NC), Winner of 3rd Place Overall, for the song "Rings In The Water" (Gospel/inspirational/christian). Honored with a NC Songwriter Fellowship Grant and the Grand Prize in the Austin Songwriters Group Song Contest, he also writes poems and short stories; Patty Reese of Takoma Park MD, Silver in Rock for the song "Just Friends". With an undying passion for creating and delivering soulful music, Patty's Style style has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin: "a female Dylan" ---Music Monthly Magazine; Rupert Wates from the UK via Brooklyn, NY, Winner of 2nd Place overall & Gold in Contemporary Folk for the song "After The Rains"; Gretchen Witt, Brooklyn, NY Folk/acoustic, Silver for the song "Sun On My Back". An acoustic rock singer/songwriter with folk sensibilities,: she has placed as Finalist in the Kerrville Folk and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. "Whatever she does, she should keep on doing it, because this is acoustic rock magic." (Discovering Jean Bayou, SAW President, joins in as a special guest and Siobhan Quinn serves as the evening’s MC.

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