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PSA MEMBERS: If you are interested in collaborating with fellow songwriters, please send post your information on the PSA facebook page.

 

2/2011:

Hi there my name is Ryan Oetken and I am an 18 year old country singer/songwriter from Wilsonville, Oregon. I am currently working on an EP and would love to get a few more songs for it. I am really looking for someone who writes mostly lyrics but would like someone to record their songs. I'm only interested in contemporary country or stuff you might hear on country radio today like Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, etc. Please check out my website www.ryanoetken.com and you can get a feel for the type of music that I am making. Hope to get in touch with someone soon! Thanks!

-Ryan Oetken

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  I’m writing a musical about an ex-Mormon, pot smoking, menopausal math teacher, who uses the story of Flatland by Edwin Abbott to teach dimensionality to middle schoolers, only to find therein the key to her own blue ascension. It’s funky. It’s sexy. Metaphysical and womanly. It’s everything from barbershop quartet to hard rock with samba in between. The lyrics are writing themselves but I need some music!
Anyone interested?

Maggie Rose
Email: magbarose@comcast.net

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Greetings,
 
I am a songwriter with no language for playing instruments.
I'm seeking a musician with no language for writing lyrics.
I want to assemble a very good nonperforming songwriting duo.
The main goal would be to write great songs, of course, but the ultimate goal would be to put together a great CD demo of our material and submit it to various music publishers (who would then get the songs to various acts).
 
Some of the music I listen to: Led Zeppelin, Tori Amos, U2, the Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, The Verve Pipe, Erinn Williams (but I'm always interested in taking in new music).
 
Earlier this year I self-published a book of my songs and poems, and I have been writing consistently for 14 years, although I'm only in my 20's. I'm not mentioning my exact age, or my gender, because those things are secondary to the craft itself. This is an Art and business posting, after all, not a personals ad.

Anyone who is dedicated to Art, creativity, and not having to starve to be a real Artist, please respond to: bewareofthesavage@yahoo.com

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Kelli Caldwell, board member & PSA web/newsletter chick: I have lots of lyrics, most with basic melodies. Interested in collaborating with people who love to work out the music/arrangement or have melodies/music in need of lyrics. Range from pop to country and folk/alternative. I have been writing for about 10 years, but started collaborating with a few people over the last few years. I don't play, but sing some. kelli@1stand1st.com

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Doug Westberg: I am a prize-winning songwriter  ;-), keyboard artist, singer, composer, teacher, music director, arranger, and seasoned performer.  I have a music degree and have been a professional musician for 30 years--club work, theater, church music, children's music, etc. etc.  I have one self-produced jazz-rock CD with another CDs worth of stuff in the can and enough material for still another one.  My stuff is extremely versatile, catchy, often topical, always intelligent and very entertaining.  I have a great-looking website and lots of other PR material.  In short, I'm LOADED FOR BEAR! I'm looking for A) an agent/manager who can really do something for me, and/or B) a working band looking for material and wanting to get somewhere.  (Think Michael McDonald meets Doobie Brothers...) doug@dougwestberg.com or visit www.dougwestberg.com

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Christopher Moncrieffe: I've been playing guitar for 25 years.  I use a keyboard workstation to compose my music and play the guitar over it.  My recording set up is a simple Pro Tools-M-Box/Mac G4 system.  I'm very easy going and have been told very easy to work with.  Hopefully I can find a song-writing partner/singer who is into being as supportive as I am.

My two issues:

1. I've got songs, but I need a singer.  I could either help with the words and or melody, but I'd prefer not to.  I enjoy collaborating.

2. I have no idea how to go about "making it" as a musician.  I've gigged in PDX and surrounding areas for a long time.  I don't know how to get gigs or get my songs "out there".  I need a mentor who know's his/her stuff:
  - What to do and what not to do.
  - The business end.
  - Experience.

My music will speak for it's self, unfortunately, I don't know how to speak for myself. (kind of kidding.) So in essence:  PLEASE HELP! Christopher.Moncrieffe@pgn.com

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hello my name is joshua and i just moved to portland in search of a female and a male singer to create lyrics and vocals in my music. it is not your standard verse chorus stuff so there is a lot of experimentation that you can do. looking for something in the line of beth gibbons/tori amos/maynard/cedric bixler. but anyone that wants to try is MORE than welcome. i can be reached at 503-286-3970 or: reach_the_sky_@hotmail.com

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Thomas Price, member PSA, singer/songwriter and former member of local band "Fuzzy Logic" seeks fellow singer, musician & or songwriter with vocal harmony skills (very important) for collaboration.  I have been performing monthly for the last two and one-half years, have played guitar for the last 30 years and written music consistently for the last 8 years.  I read and write music and have a simple home recording studio.  I am an amateur musician and do not expect to play music as for a living.  I do it for the joy of it.  I have a willingness to devote much time and energy to musical projects and enjoy working with other like minded persons to create music. Songs I have written are influenced by jazz, pop and folk.  They sound a bit like Randy Newman or Elvis Costello, but not easily defined.  My songs typically contain liberal, political, or satirical themes.  After two and one half years of performing, my band-mates are going their separate ways so I am trying to look at this as a chance to grow and try something new.  I am looking for the right person(s) that will be fun to play music with and who are willing to rehearse and focus on a consistent basis.  My idea of rehearsal is once a week, minimum.  My goal is to become a part of a musical a collaboration that will thrive and continue, so I have to be just as excited about your music or talent as I hope you are about mine.   So if this sounds like an interesting possibility to you, please call or email me at: Thomas Price thomasepri@msn.com or (503) 816-6281.

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Portland Songwriters
Association
P.O. Box 28355
Portland Oregon 97228