Looking forward to entering some new songs this year... we will keep you posted!
U.K. SONGWRITING COMPETITION
We were so excited to be recognized in last year's UK Songwriting Competition. This was the first year I entered a collaboration with a poet and friend of mine, which ended up as a finalist in the folk category. Another exciting piece was getting to collaborate with a lyricist from the U.K., Karen Weed, who was also a semi-finalist in the lyrics category. This across the pond effort brought much joy to us both.
Finalist/Folk - "Drifting" Collaboration with George Henriksen
Semi-Finalist/Folk - "Turn In To Me" Collaboration with Kim Castelo
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Baby, Won't You Dance with Me
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Stone and Wood"
Semi-Finalist/Folk - "It Matters"
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Speak to Me in London"
Excited to announce this first selection for our multi-national music efforts based on a true story from Karen Weed in the U.K.
A poem, originally written by Karen Weed, became a collaboration after she sent me the words in search of a tune. She then forwarded it to Jim Ankan Deka and a team of creatives to create the final recording and video.
Assam Skies depicts the life and relationship of an English tea planter and Rampiyari, a young tribal girl from the tea gardens of Assam. This is a true story based in the era of colonial rule in India. Rampiyari died of a broken heart when her two children were taken away from her and put into a home for orphans in Assam. It was the same year when their father married his English wife.