2015 DSA Song Contest Semi-Finalists and Invitation to Perform

DSA Cap 2Below is a list of the semi-finalists of each category in the DSA Song Contest. The Awards Ceremony and Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 8 will be at Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum. We like to have a semi-finalist from each category perform during the awards ceremony. If you are able to attend, and would like to perform, please contact Dan Roark at showcases@dallassongwriters.org. We will try to accommodate as many semi-finalists as we can in the allotted time.

Congratulations for being a semi-finalist! There were good songs that didn’t make the list. I look forward to hearing from those who would like to perform. If you have any comments or questions about the song contest – or DSA – feel free to send those along as well.

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

AMERICANA/FOLK/BLUEGRASS
My Baby and Me by Roger Kaye, Glens Falls, NY
If You Were My Girl by Roger Kaye, Glens Falls, NY
Portrait in the Sand by Patrice Luce Chapman, Rockport, TX
Old Shoebox by Maxim Senin, Lakewood, CA
Liquor Don’t Lie by Mark Stepakoff
Oh My Soul by Nitanee Lawson, Malibu, CA
Flower in the Garden of Zeus by Susan Chapin, Jackson Heights, NY
The Ghost of Jenny Hill by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD

CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL
God You Are by Tyler Hook, Dallas, TX
Closer to You by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
I Believe by Katie Riley, Dallas, TX
In the Cross by Christopher Hart, McComb, MS
No Greater Friend by Mathew Stemme, Castaic, CA
Yours by Debbie L. Rice, Lake Jackson, TX

COUNTRY
Angels in the Snow by Jeff Moxcey, Waterville, ME
Waiting Out the Wanting by Nitanee Paris, Malibu, CA
Guns or Roses by Rob Cariddi, Fort Mill, SC
Tennessee Winds by Roger Kaye, Glens Falls, NY
My New Harley Davidson
My Baby and Me by Roger Kaye, Glens Falls, NY

INSTRUMENTAL
The Color of Groove by Lanny Sherwin
Palette Full of Jazz by Lanny Sherwin
Aina Hanu by John Keawe
Dancing with Danger by Robin Carr
Sunwind by Marina Marina, Sacramento, CA

LOVE/EASY LISTENING
Once in a While by Paul McNair, Dallas, TX
Anytime by Paul McNair, Dallas, TX
Feel This Way by Sarah Ashley
One Little Sign by Robert Graham
It’s You by Lyssabelle Dazzell, Bethhesda, MD
Happy Anniversary by Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
The Loving Voice that I Know by Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
This Love by Joseph Cannavo, Miami, FL
Voices in the Rain by Marc Tilson, Sacramento, CA
What Am I Suppose to Do by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA

NOVELTY/CHILDREN
A Hero Story by Randy Sauer, Hays, KS
Soda Pop Bop Randy Sauer, Hays, KS
Kitty is A Cougar by Mark Stepakoff
Don’t React by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA
Fishing Buddy by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
Homeland Insecurity by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD,
Slim’s Loose by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD

POP/ROCK/R&B/ALT
Batshit Crazy by Nitanee Paris, Malibu, CA
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die by Ron Wilson, Fort Dix, NJ
Dry Bones by Katie Riley, Dallas, TX
Home by Thierry Coupey, Montreal, Quebec
I See You by Paul McNair
Jesus in the Glove Box GK Menage, Miami, FL
Love Me Now by Jon Storm
Not This Time Again by Sarah Ashley
Searching Deeper by Armelle Payen
Someday by Dom Stasi
Stupid Girl by Maxim Senin, Lakewood, CA
This Means War by Mary Jennings, Nashville, TN
U Mean So Nothing to Me by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA
When I Feel Like This by Robert Graham
Your Lips Are Lovely by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA

SINGER/SONGWRITER
Memories Don’t Burn by Jennifer Marler, Terrell, TX
Healed by M’Lynn Musgrove, Dallas, TX
Preaching to the Choir by M’Lynn Musgrove, Dallas, TX
Less Lonely When You’re Gone by Danielle LaToof
Lost and Found by Michael Waid, San Antonio, TX
Can’t Get Enough by Samuel Miller, Chico, CA
I Won’t Look Down by Joseph Holden, Preston, Germany
Just Lucky I Guess by Warren Hanson, Spring, TX
Real Love Next Time by Bonnie Warren, Philadelphia, PA
Lonely by Harp Samuels, Melbourne, Australia
Jessie Brown by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
I Want To Hear You Laugh by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
Running Through the Brown Corn by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
On A Cold Christmas Day by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
Way Home Again by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX