Newsical Notes

By Jean Metcalfe

Thanks for the Memories

Songwriters living anywhere near the Louisville area (and beyond) will want to join me in expressing heartfelt THANKS to Earl Meyers for his encouragement of anyone he has ever met or heard from who was interested in songwriting.

It was Earl who made me feel welcome at the first local Nashville Songwriters Association lnternational meeting that I attended, and encouraged me to come back to future meetings. I have kidded Earl many times about a, shall we say, wonderful rhyme in one of his songs, and he has continued to smile through it all. Not only is he a good sport, he's a wonderful songwriter, writing in a variety of styles. And winning a number of contests, too. Additionally, Earl served on the very first LASC Board of Trustees.

The reason for this expression of thanks at this time is that Earl will be stepping down after more than seven years at the helm of the local NSAI workshop as soon as a replacement steps forward. (He has been a part of the workshop for the past 13-1/2 years.) Music teacher Cheri Lawrence asked Earl to consider writing a song for the '95 Churchill Park School graduation.

Earl was thrilled to accept the challenge and wrote "Time for Your Dream," which was performed May 26 by the Churchill Park Singers, of which Earl is a member.

Let Me Entertain You.

Member Dave Cole will be performing his great folk originals at Twice Told Coffeehouse on Bardstown Rd. in the Highlands on June 15 from 9:30 p. m. until 12:30 in the morning. it s a rare chance to catch Dave in this area as he lives in Bedford, Indiana, and does most of his performing around the Bloomington area.

And, of course, that colorful duo of Prez Paul Dell Aquila and Grace Delligatti (their stage name is Another Colour) continue their performances at Buckhead's and other local venues. To find out where you can go to be entertained by this talented twosome call their concert line at 502-473-ROCK.

Breathless In Louisville.

Grace Delligatti said that after recently sitting in one evening with the Velcro Pygmies she found herself literally breathless. Guess those guys are hard to keep up with. Grace has a great voice but has been doing the acoustic thing with Prez Paul since coming to Louisville on May 4, 1994 (Paul's birthday), and it's quite a workout to sing with a full band after not having done it for some time. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Paul.

They're Gonna Put Me In the Movies

Brent Maveric, who won a RROTE Award tor Best Country Song last December 15 for his version of the Dot (Elpers) Patterson / Debi Knight song continues to work hard on his career. With an album that has received considerable local/regional airplay and a burgeoning fan club, Brent is about to add a second album to his list of accomplishments. The project is about half finished, and there are plans for a multi-video project. Don't know it any LASCers have songs on the upcoming album, but nonetheless we wish Brent much success.

Lake Fest Songwriter's Showcase

Earl Meyers, Louisville NSAI coordinator, is going south on June 30 to perform on the outdoor stage of Lake Fest '95 Songwriter's Showcase in Jamestown, Ky. Earl is teaming up with new Russell Springs NSAI coordinator, Suzanne Harris. Mark Gibbs and D. V. Gilbert will join other Kentucky NSAI songwriters. The show begins at 8 p. m.

For additional information call 452-1996.