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Contest Winners 2013

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Chase Thompson "Those Were The Days" Pasco, WA (Pop)

1st Runner Up: Jessi Teich "Haunting" Collegeville, Pennsylvania  (Blues/Jazz)

Other Category Winners:

ADULT CONTEMPORARY - Katie Hardyman "So Beautiful" New South Wales, Australia

ALTERNATIVE - Elias Edlund "The Train" Saskatchewan, Canada

AMERICANA - Don Forbes "I Just Got Here First " Novato CA 

COUNTRY – Lenny Hirsh "Mess With Texas" Manhattan Beach, CA  

FOLK - Hope Schneir "Storybook Story" Camarillo, CA 

HUMOROUS - Lloyd MacHardy "Won’t You Help Me Dr Phil" Merigomish, Nova Scotia

INSTRUMENTAL - Amelia Coffey "Raven’s Flight" Portland OR 

JAZZ - Rick Webster "Fade Away" Perth, West Australia 

MISCELLANEOUS - Nitanee Paris Lawson & Scilla Siekmann "Champagne & Sugar" Malibu CA

ROCK – Tim Montalvo "Hits The Ground" Freehold NJ 

SINGER/SONGWRITER - Mike Annuzzi "Pay No Mind" Redwood City, CA




“You Make Me Fall” Mike Annuzzi, Redwood City, CA; “Looking Up To You” Steve Dambrosio, Burlingame CA; “So SadMas” Katie Hardyman Pampoolah NSW Australia.


“Haunting” Maggie Grabmeier Hopkinton MA, “Me Myseld and I” Dave Righton Vancouver BC Canada, “Into The Light” Gordon Burke Lilyfield NSW Australia, “Life Is Concrete” Melissa Levi Seattle WA.


‘Our Last Ride” Nancy Bovee, Portola Valley CA; “The Ballad Of Black Bart” Larry Potts, Petaluma CA, “Nothing Last Forever” Brad Parker Encino CA, “What I’m Lookin’ For” Dan Weber Portland OR, “07 Freedom Train” Glen Hornblast York Ontario Canada, “06 Picasso” Mark Keller Sausalito CA, “Nowhere At All” Brian Kalinec Houston TX, “Can’t Believe My Luck”  Sheryl Thirlwall, “My Daughter and My Son” Don Forbes Novato CA


“Twisted Soul” and “The Simple Life” Jessi Teich Collegeville PA


“Breaking It In” Diane Waters Encinitas CA “Bad Feelings” Ciera Ouellette, Memphis TN, “Sugar and Rain” Debbie Hennessey, Los Angeles CA, “Déjà vu”, “I’m Missing You” and “After The Rain” John & jason Greenwood, Mount Duneed, Victoria Australia, , “Sweet Summertime So Fine” Kevin Reardon, Riverside CT.


 “Why Not” Jeff Camp, Oakland CA, “Life Is Beautiful” Dane M Johnson, Sacramento CA.

INSTRUMENTAL  “Awakening” Amelia Coffey, Portland OR, “Warrior” Arek Religa, Chicago IL, “Ben Avigdor 20” Tomer George Cohen, Tel Aviv, Israel


“February Tuesday” Reece Marshburn, Portland OR; “Never Enough” Sylvia Winsby, Capitola CA; “Play Me” Jacki Cooper, Sydney NSW Australia,


“I’ll Tango At Your Fandango” Vicki Gonzales, Citrus Heights CA; “Throw Up The Peace Sign” Stonewall "Stoneman" Towery, Clayton CA,


“The Art Of Dreaming” - Karen Kanan Correa, Oakland CA; “Just Like Coffee” Nicole Wells, Sherwood OR; “Paint Your Night Black” Shirena Parker, Roseville CA; “I Believe In Santa” Larry Potts, Petaluma CA, “Fairytale Love” and “Make It Up As You Go” Lisa Sniderman/Aoede, San Francisco CA, “Run and Hide” Glenn Page, Princeton NJ, “Cameo” Kate Diaz, Chicagoland IL, “Watch Me Go”, “Like They Do In The Movies” and “Fun To Touch” Nitanee Paris Malibu CA.


“Young Enough” Matt Jaffe, Mill Valley CA, “No More” Linda Ferro, Santa Rosa CA, “Dreams” Liam Gerussi Daniela Gassi Graeme Gerussi David Felton Arjun Lombardi-Singh, Toronto Ontario Canada,


“I Know It’s You” Nicole Wells, Sherwood OR, “Approaching Midnight” Jeff Larson Encinitas CA, “Stay Another Day” Andy Hill & Renee Safier Redondo Beach CA, “Forgive Me” Thanai Phornphong, Los Angeles CA, “Hey Now” Drew Schofield, Denver CO, “We’re Not The Beautiful” Starr Saunders, Oakland CA, “She Thinks I’m Beautiful” Jimmy James Page, Petaluma CA, “Lighter Load” Catherine Rose Smith, Los Altos CA, “Thanksgiving Prayer” Laura Zucker Lafayette CA, “Rusty Bel Air” and “Unconditionally, Julie Durden, Jacksonville Beach FL, “Shadow” Steve Scultz, Poughkeepsie NY, “Beer In The Doghouse” Timothy Scott , Charlotte NC, “Your Love Won’t Let Me Go” Iari Melchor, San Jose CA.

Categories that received less than three submissions were moved to the Miscellaneous category per the rules including: Children’s, Gospel/Inspirational, R&B/Rap/Hip Hop, World.  Thank you all for your submissions.  So much talent!

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