WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
You can hear Mike and the other finalists play while you munch on finger foods
with a cash bar, silent auction, and kayak raffle at the
Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest,
1-5PM this Saturday, June 23,
at the Salty Snapper, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602.
“Finalists will play, and will be judged. The prizes will be awarded, and of course the acknowledgment of the sponsors.”
Plus a buffet of snacks prepared by the Salty Snapper,
including some vegetarian,
all for $10 in advance online,
and there will be a silent auction and kayak raffle tickets.
Gretchen Quarterman was on the radio with Steve Nichols, WVGA 105.9FM
(I was scheduled, but the flu said otherwise; I’m better now).
Gretchen said you don’t need to write a song, just come listen
to the finals this Saturday afternoon, with
Cindy Bear from Jacksonville,
Dan Crews from Live Oak, and
J.J. Rolle from Valdosta
Plus the Outings Committee has organized a paddle 9AM Saturday morning
from Langdale Park to Sugar Creek Landing,
just across the railroad tracks from the Salty Snapper,
so you can paddle to the songwriting contest.
Steve Nichols remarked:
“As a kid, I used to go down that stretch of the river with my friends.
When I say as a kid, I was in high school in the early eighties.
It would be fun for me to do that trip as a nostalgic trip,
and going back and look at that beautiful stretch of river right there.”
Gretchen said the water is high so probably there will be no dragging,
and the river is different every time.
Tomorrow morning, 8:30AM, Tuesday, June 19, 2018,
I’ll be on the radio with Steve Nichols, 105.9FM,
talking about the
Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest
coming up 1-5PM, this Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Salty Snapper, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602.
When Gretchen was on his show last month,
he said he wanted to hear more, so tomorrow morning it is.
Emmett Carlisle sent in a song from Gainesville, Florida, saying about himself:
I am working on my 8th CD of original songs, many about the History,
Environment and Characters of Florida. I play at most of the
Festivals including the Florida Folk, Will Mclean, Lake County Folk
Festival and others.
Three judges from Florida and Georgia will choose from
finalists from three states to award prizes in the
Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, Saturday, June 23, in Valdosta,
Each finalist has a good chance to win the first prize of $300. Or
the $50 prize for a finalist from within the Basin, or the $50 prize
for a finalist from outside, plus there will be a prize for one
finalist in each musical genre or style.
Gainesville isn’t actually in the Suwannee River Basin, but many of
the paddlers on the Suwannee and its tributaries and springs come
Valdosta, GA, June 14, 2018 —
Three judges from Florida and Georgia will choose from seven finalists from three states
to award prizes
in the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, Saturday, June 23, in Valdosta, Georgia.
Sending in a song from the farthest away, Tennessee,
and with the most laconic self-description, is Hollin Gammage:
Performing songwriter from southeast north America will travel.
We have songs, but we’d like more. No rush; you have until midnight tonight,
Friday, June 1, 2018, to
send in a song
to the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.
Your song will have a good chance to win the first prize of $300.
Or the $50 prize for a finalist from within the Basin,
or the $50 prize for a finalist from outside,
plus there will be a prize for one finalist in each musical genre or style.
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