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JOBI RICCIO WINS THE 18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NEWSONG MUSIC PERFORMANCE & SONGWRITING COMPETITION

    AS GRAND PRIZE WINNER, RICCIO RECEIVES AN EP RECORDING PROJECT AT ECHO MOUNTAIN RECORDING STUDIOS, RELEASED ON THE NEWSONG RECORDINGS LABEL, A PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE AT THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL’S ESTEEMED SUNDANCE ASCAP MUSIC CAFE AND MORE   ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Boston-based guitarist… (read more)

November 26th, 2019

Meet NewSong finalist Aaron John

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Aaron John! The Nashville-based singer-songwriter will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the 18th annual NewSong Final Competition.  We asked Aaron about his musical inspiration, songwriting process and what music news… (read more)

November 20th, 2019

Meet NewSong finalist Grant Maloy Smith

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Grant Maloy Smith! The Kingston, RI-based singer-songwriter will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the 18th annual NewSong Final Competition.  Grant is songwriter heavily influenced by country/roots music — boasting an… (read more)

November 14th, 2019

Meet NewSong finalist Jobi Riccio

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Jobi Riccio! The Boston-based singer-songwriter from Denver, CO will join her fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the 18th annual NewSong Final Competition.  Inspired by artists ranging from Buck Owens to Joni… (read more)

November 13th, 2019

Meet 2019 NewSong finalist Parker Ainsworth

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Parker Ainsworth! The singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the final competition.  Parker's song "Running for so long" was recently featured in the film… (read more)

November 12th, 2019

Meet 2019 NewSong finalist Jae Jin

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Jae Jin! The singer-songwriter from Wolftown, VA will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the final competition. Jae Jin is an independent global recording artist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & actor. He has… (read more)

November 8th, 2019

Meet 2019 NewSong finalist Danielle Ponder

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Danielle Ponder! The singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York will join our other finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the final competition. Danielle performs across the U.S. with her band, Danielle Ponder and the… (read more)

November 6th, 2019

Meet 2019 NewSong finalist Kelly Hoppenjans

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Kelly Hoppenjans! The Nashville-based singer-songwriter will join our other finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the final competition. Kelly creates empowering rock, combining the spirit of riot grrrl tinged with folky introspection. Her… (read more)

November 6th, 2019

Four questions with 2019 NewSong Competition host, Alli Marshall

NewSong is proud to have Alli Marshall as our host at the 18th Annual NewSong Competition on Saturday Nov. 23 at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Marshall is the longtime Arts editor for Asheville's local alt-weekly newspaper, the Mountain Xpress.  We asked Marshall about… (read more)

November 5th, 2019

Mel Bryant returns as guest performer for 2019 NewSong Finals

NewSong is proud to announce that Mel Bryant — winner of the 2018 NewSong Competition — will return to Asheville this November as a guest performer for this year's final competition.  The 18th NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition final event takes place at Isis… (read more)

November 4th, 2019