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Jobi Riccio comes to Citizen Studios

     It was our distinct pleasure to host 2019 NewSong grand prize winner Jobi Riccio along with Isaiah Beard and Jesse Timm at Citizen Studios upstairs at Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville NC, to work with Gar on Riccio’s forthcoming debut album, Whiplash, this… (read more)

April 18th, 2021

Gar Ragland Featured on Josh and Tom Devour the World Podcast

Devouring the World with Gar, Josh, and Tom Earlier this month performer/improviser/comedian Tom Chalmers and CEO of Bright Star Touring Theatre, Josh Batenhorst, hosted our very own Gar Ragland on their podcast where they discuss what they've been "eating/drinking and thinking" over the past week,… (read more)

March 31st, 2021

Announcing the 2021 NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition

Citizen Vinyl to Host Performance Finals in Downtown Asheville on December 4, 2021   NewSong Music is now accepting original song entries for its 19th annual songwriting and performance competition, presented by Citizen Vinyl. The program, whose curated showcases have been a fixture in the national music… (read more)

March 14th, 2021

Meet 2020 LEAF Finalist Scott Fab

NewSong's 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition takes place Oct. 24! This month, we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight Royal Oak, MI based Scott Fab. Scott Fab is a Detroit born singer songwriter. In 2017 Scott… (read more)

September 24th, 2020

Meet 2020 LEAF Finalist Noan Partly

NewSong's 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition takes place Oct. 24! This month, we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight Tampa, FL based Noan Partly. Jazzy, indie-folk with midwest roots, Noan Partly was born and raised in… (read more)

September 22nd, 2020

Meet 2020 LEAF Finalist Aaron Burdett

NewSong's 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition takes place Oct. 24! This month, we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight Saluda, NC based artist Aaron Burdett.  Aaron Burdett is an acclaimed Americana/folk singer-songwriter and performer from Western… (read more)

September 19th, 2020

Meet 2020 LEAF Finalist Lynne Hanson

NewSong's 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition takes place Oct. 24! This month, we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight Canadian artist Lynne Hanson. Lynne's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime… (read more)

September 18th, 2020

Meet 2020 LEAF Finalist B.J. Fisher

NewSong's 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition takes place Oct. 24! This month, we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight B.J. Fisher. B.J. has been writing songs for the past 10 years while raising a young family… (read more)

September 4th, 2020

Meet 2020 LEAF Finalist Naïmah

NewSong's 7th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition takes place Oct. 24! This month, we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight Los Angeles, CA based artist Naïmah. Naïmah is a SESAC-affiliated and Billboard-recognized singer and songwriter from Washington,… (read more)

August 28th, 2020

Introducing the 2020 LEAF Festival Finalists

INTRODUCING the 2020 finalists of the LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase & Competition, presented by NewSong Music:   Aaron Burdett – Saluda, NC B.J. Fisher – Milwaukee, WI Elisabeth Pixley-Fink – Portland, OR Lynne Hanson – Ottawa, ON Naimah – Washington, D.C. Noan Partly – Tampa, FL Samantha Cooper – Kalamazoo, MI Scott… (read more)

July 23rd, 2020