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New York’s Queen Esther & Canada’s Dennis Ellsworth Win 2014 ‘Early Bird’ Contest Finalist Spots  -July 29th, 2014

Asheville, NC. July 30, 2014. Congratulations to Queen Esther of New York, New York and Dennis Ellsworth of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, our first two finalists chosen in this year's 13th annual NewSong Contest, Presented by Red Jacket. They'll be joining ten other yet-to-be-determined finalists to showcase and compete at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 15.   Queen EstherNew York, NY   Dennis EllsworthCharlottetown, Prince Edward IslandCANADA     A big thank you to everyone who submitted… read more

2013 NewSong Contest winners Cardinal Sons video premier and grand prize EP ‘The Echo Choir’ now available for pre-order.  -July 26th, 2014

  Grand prize winners the Cardinal Sons announce video premier, EP release and East Coast tour.   2013 NewSong Contest grand prize winners the Cardinal Sons hit the road to promote the release of their grand prize EP 'The Echo Choir,' produced and mixed by Charlie Sexton and recorded at Asheville's Echo Mountain Recording Studios.   Asheville, NC. July 25, 2014. We're happy to announce the forthcoming release of the Cardinal SonsThe Echo Choir EP. Grand prize winners of last… read more

Pat Sansone to produce & mix this year’s NewSong Contest Grand Prize EP. ‘Early Bird’ deadline is Midnight on Monday, July 7  -July 3rd, 2014

    We're excited to announce that this year's grand prize winner of the 13th Annual NewSong Contest – one of North America's most respected performance and songwriting showcases – will receive a 6-song EP produced and mixed by songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense). The EP will be recorded and mixed at Asheville, NC's Echo Mountain Recording Studios, one of the premier destination recording facilities in the country.       On Saturday, November 15,… read more

NewSong Partners with Arts Brookfield, Red Jacket Orchards & WFUV on NYC Townes Van Tribute Concert Series  -June 9th, 2014

Press Release | For the Sake of a Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt June 9,  New YorkDownload For Immediate Release                                  For information and photos contact: Patrick Kowalczyk, Kait Smith, PKPR, 212.627.8098 What:  For the Sake of a Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt When:    July 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, 31 12:30pm Where:  Grace Plaza, 1114 Avenue of the Americas One New York Plaza at Water and Broad Streets Phone:   (212) 417-2414 Link: Cost:  Admission is… read more

Announcing the NewSong Presents: LEAF Contest Finalists!  -April 22nd, 2014

Announcing the finalists in the first annual NewSong Presents: LEAF Singer-Songwriter Contest    Congratulations to the following artists, who will perform and compete in the live showcase finals at the upcoming LEAF Festival (May 8-11).   Tokyo RosenthalChapel Hill, NC Mother ExplosivesAsheville, NCBrown Bag Songwriting Competition Winner    Spencer ScholesDurham, NC Timothy Scott WilliamsCharlotte, NC Mariana BellLos Angeles, CA   Sarah Clanton SchafferGreenville, SC Wyatt EspalinHiawassee, GA Indigo De SouzaAsheville, NC   Oh, Cassius*Stamford, CT Alexa Woodward*Greenville, SC   *… read more

NewSong Announces Red Jacket as its 2014 Presenting Sponsor.  -April 16th, 2014

  Red Jacket Announced as 2014 NewSong Music Presenting Sponsor.   "An Independent Farm Supporting Independent Music"   Asheville, NC - NewSong Music is pleased to announce Red Jacket, the independently owned and award-winning orchard and juice maker, as the presenting sponsor of its 2014 programs. Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket Orchards is owned and operated by the second and third generations of the Nicholson family.… read more

LEAF Festival And NewSong Music Partner to Produce the First Annual LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition  -March 3rd, 2014

PRESS RELEASE  Wednesday, March 4. Asheville, NC. LEAF Festival and NewSong Music are proud to announce the first annual NewSong Presents: LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition!  With a mission to empower singer-songwriters locally, regionally and nationally, LEAF and NewSong have joined forces to find the very best talent.  The contest begins accepting online mp3 submissions today (March 4), and the final deadline to enter is Monday, April 7. Judges will select 7 finalists from the online submissions, who will then be invited to perform… read more

Cardinal Sons & Charlie Sexton arrive at Echo Mountain Recording to record Grand Prize EP  -March 2nd, 2014

  Grand prize NewSong Contest winners Cardinal Sons and producer, musician Charlie Sexton arrive in Asheville to record EP at Echo Mountain Recording.   Tune in this afternoon (Sunday, March 2) at 4:00 PM Eastern for a free live stream of the Echo Sessions: Cardinal Sons. Sunday, March 2. Asheville, NC. New Orleans trio of three brothers the Cardinal Sons are the 2013 grand prize winners of the NewSong Contest. Today, they begin recording their grand prize EP here at… read more

The 2014 NewSong Contest Opens March 1!  -February 7th, 2014

  Friday, February 7. Asheville, NC. NewSong Music, producers of the annual, international NewSong performance and songwriting competition, announced today that the 2014 NewSong Contest will  open for entries on Saturday, March 1. Details to follow. read more

2013 NewSong Contest Winners the Cardinal Sons to play New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  -February 3rd, 2014

Congratulations to last year's NewSong Contest grand prize winner the Cardinal Sons! It was recently announced that they're on the bill of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. They'll be performing on May 2nd.   About the Cardinal Sons:  Balancing crunchy organ and guitar with steady-cadenced drums, the three brothers of Cardinal Sons cultivate a sound steeped in the musical identity of their upbringing. Made in Mississippi, later moving deeper south -- John, Joe, and Dave play loud, folky pop… read more