Category Archives: Songwriting2022

Videos: Dirty Bird and the Flu @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

The second headliner at the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022 was Dirty Bird and the Flu, with a surprise guest appearance by Free Range Strange.

[Rattle that Cage -Dirty Bird and the Flu]

Here’s a WWALS video playlist:


Videos: Dirty Bird and the Flu @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20
https://wwals.net/pictures/songwriting2022

Thanks for playing, Flu!

And here are links to each video segment, mostly corresponding to songs: Continue reading

Videos: Best Folk for Suwannee River Nights by Kyle Chamberlain @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

See Kyle “Bird” Chamberlain of Lake Park, Georgia, winning the Best Folk Song plaque for his song “Suwannee River and Me.”

[Suwannee River and Me --Kyle Chamberlain]
Suwannee River and Me –Kyle Chamberlain

Here’s a WWALS video playlist: Continue reading

Videos: Suwannee River Nights –Emmett Carlisle @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

Emmett Carlisle from Gainesville, Florida, won Best Song from Outside the Suwannee River Basin with Suwannee River Nights, at the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. That came with $50 and a plaque.

[Collage @ LCC 20 August 2022]
Suwannee River Nights by Emmett Carlisle @ LCC 20 August 2022

Thanks for playing, Emmett!

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Videos: Judges play, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

MC Chuck Roberts introduced all three judges, and Kenji Bolden and Joe Smothers each played a song, at the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022.

[Judges Kenji Bolden and Joe Smothers @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, 20 August 2022]
Judges Kenji Bolden and Joe Smothers @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, 20 August 2022

Here’s a WWALS video playlist: Continue reading

Headliner Sweet William Billy Ennis @ Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

Thanks, Sweet William Billy Ennis, for winning last year and returning this year to headline the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.

[Dying Man Blues --Sweet William Billy Ennis]
Dying Man Blues –Sweet William Billy Ennis

Here’s a WWALS video playlist: Continue reading

Videos: Kevin Stephenson winning Best Country with It Don’t Get No Better Than This, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

Kevin Stephenson of Valdosta, Georgia, won Best Country for his song, “It Don’t Get No Better Than This –The Alapaha,” 2022 Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.

[Kevin Stephenson, It Don't Get No Better Than This]
Kevin Stephenson, It Don’t Get No Better Than This

Thanks, Kevin! Here’s a WWALS video playlist: Continue reading

Videos: Tracy Horenbein winning Best Americana with Wild and Free, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

Here are videos of Tracy Horenbein, of Tallahassee, Florida, singing her song Wild and Free, and winning Best Americana, at the 2022 Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.


[Wild and Free --Tracy Horenbein, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022]
Wild and Free –Tracy Horenbein, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022

Thanks for playing, Tracy!

Here’s a WWALS video playlist: Continue reading

Wesley Vallotton accepted Songwriting Contest raffle kayak for Mala Vallotton 2022-08-24

Mala Vallotton’s son Wesley Vallotton accepted the raffle kayak for her.

[Delivered and Drawn]
Delivered and Drawn

Thanks again to Georgia Beer Co. for donating this kayak, worth more than a thousand dollars.

Thanks to all the sponsors who got a raffle ticket for each $100 donated, especially including Mala Vallotton who put in $500. Continue reading

Winners, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022 2022-08-20

Update 2022-08-26: Wesley Vallotton accepted Songwriting Contest raffle kayak for Mala Vallotton 2022-08-24.

Hahira, Georgia, August 22, 2022 — Everyone had a good time, it was a successful fundraiser for WWALS, and here are the winners of the Fifth Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.

[Winners: Emmett Carlisle, Best Song from Outside; Tracy Horenbein, Best Americana; David Rodock, First Prize and Best Song from Inside; Kyle Chamberlain, Best Folk, Kevin Stephenson, Best Country]
Winners: Emmett Carlisle, Best Song from Outside; Tracy Horenbein, Best Americana; David Rodock, First Prize and Best Song from Inside; Kyle Chamberlain, Best Folk, Kevin Stephenson, Best Country

The winners were chosen by judges J.J. Rolle, Kenji Bolden, and Joe Smothers. Continue reading

Videos: Suwannee Riverkeeper about Songwriting Contest on Scott James Radio 2022-08-18

Thanks to Scott James for half an hour of radio time Thursday, mostly about the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. The Contest is 7-11 PM today, Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Turner Center Art Park, 605 N. Patterson St., Valdosta GA 31601.

For entry tickets and how you can get a raffle ticket for that Vibe Yellowfin 120 kayak donated by Georgia Beer Co., see:
https://wwals.net/pictures/2022-08-20–songwriting/

[Mayor, Plaques, Sponsors]
Mayor, Plaques, Sponsors

Who’s going to draw the winning kayak raffle ticket? The one and only hippie, kayaking, radio Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson.

Which of the five Finalists will MC Chuck Roberts announce as winners Continue reading