A new tradition is born! In 2006, celebrating the 20th year of the conference, the CCSC:SE conference will feature a special Saturday night event for all interested conference attendees. Please plan to stay and take part in this event! If successful, it will become a regular part of the annual conference program.
Special Saturday Event for 2006:
Conference attendees will have a special opportunity to see a show
at Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe on Saturday, November 11. The Bluebird is well known for featuring
up and coming as well as successful songwriters, in a non-smoking, listening
room atmosphere. The Bluebird sells out quickly, and it can be difficult to
get a reservation there. They are allowing our group to make reservations
before they go on sale to the general public, by calling (615) 383-1461 and
using the password "Lipscomb". They will start taking our calls on October 17
at 11:00 am. Reservations will be available to the public starting November
6, so call before that date.
A Special Evening at the Bluebird Cafe
There are two show options, one at 6:30 and one at 9:30.
The 6:30 show features four up and coming writers in the "In The Row" setting.
The writers may not have had a lot of hits yet, but you will hear some great
songs. There is no cover charge for this show, but dinner is recommended,
and The Bluebird does have a $7.00 minimum policy. The songwriters for this show are Paul Sikes, Tommy Karlas, Chris Cavanaugh and Tonya Lynett Stout.
The 9:30 show is tentatively scheduled with Americana/Folk-Rock artist Mark
Germino. "Originally a poet, Mark Germino eventually became a folk-rock
artist as a means of furthering his literary aspirations. Born in North
Carolina, he moved to Nashville in 1974; although he never intended to
become a musician, he bought a guitar a few months later after reasoning
that performing songs would be easier than reciting poetry. A trucker by
day, Germino began performing in area clubs at night and signed a music
publishing deal in 1981. After working as a songwriter for much of the
decade, in the late '80s and early '90s Germino issued three major-label
albums in a vein of heartland rock much like the work of Steve Earle,
including 1990's Radartown (recorded with a backing band called the
Sluggers) and London Moon and Barnyard Remedies. In 1995, he issued the
folkier Rank & File."
There will be a $12.00 cover charge for this show, in addition to the $7.00
If you plan to participate in the Saturday night event, please indicate this on your registration form.