Cape May Singer Songwriter

Singer Songwriter of Cape May, headed by John Harris made it’s announcement this week of next March’s event.

The 7th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May will be held March 28-29, 2014 at historic Congress Hall and 18 select showcase venues in Cape May, NJ.
The conference features 2 Days of panels, clinics, workshops, mentoring sessions and keynotes at Congress Hall and Harrison Conference Center.
Over 175 acts will be selected from submissions to participate in the conference and showcase their new music over 2 Nights at the oldest seaside resort in the United States.  Acts and Artists can submit using the sponsors at Sonicbids or ReverbNation or mail in the showcase application.
The deadline for acts & artists to submit is January 8, 2014.
In an earlier blog post I wrote that this event was one of my favorite in Cape May. A few years ago I encouraged Michael Troy of Falls River, Massachusetts to attend and to my surprise he did. Michael wrote a song based on the story captured in Douglas A. Campbell’s book The Sea’s Bitter Harvest.  A tale of the thirteen days in 1999, when four commercial clam boats sank while fishing in the Atlantic.
After reading Campbell’s book and the brief lyric in the forward, I became captivated by the Michael’s song. Perhaps it was the timing of the F/V Lady Mary sinking, or my brother’s Coast Guard Service in the nineties, but I was sure “Four Boats Down” would resonate in Cape May.
I’m hoping that Michael will return next March and perhaps bring Chuck Williams to Cape May and maybe this year garner a larger stage and audience to present this chilling tale with local relevance.

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