T S C  News
TSC News - 2009

12/15/09 -- THE BIG ANNIVERSARY/HOLIDAY PARTY at SWEET AROMA!!!!!!! --- We had a wonderful time!  James and I hosted Marilyn, Sheila, Larry, Orland and Gene!!!  It
would have been wonderful to see more members there, but... no.  We did have our incredibly loyal listener members, Sara & Peter and Melissa & Mike as well as Laurel
and a few others.  Barbara and her staff put on a spectacular all-you-can-eat spread for $5...  you missed a swell time! :)  
We also announced that we have an opportunity to record our compilation CD at a discounted price.  Those who were at the Anniversary night will be able to participate!  
More details will follow here as we get 'em!! (See what happens when you show up!!?!!?) :) :) :)
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12/11/09 -- Well - it was me and James at The Celtic Cup for our Friday Circle... we did have some listeners... bless them! ;)  Circle Members!  These get togethers are for
YOU!  If you don't take advantage, we won't be able to keep them going!  Let's see you once in a while, huh??? :)
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12/10/09 -- WE'RE BACK ON IN DECEMBER at The Celtic Cup!!!  Chris had a cancellation, so we WILL hold our normal Circle on the 2nd Friday of the month -- THIS
Friday, 6 to 9pm.  Come on out and enjoy each other... AND -- Chris says he'll even feed us! :)  Yeah! ;)  See you Friday!!!
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12/03/09 - ANNOUNCEMENT!  We will no longer be playing at SNAFU's on the last Monday of the month.  We never were a good fit, and we think we've given it a good go --
but we will be looking for a new venue in Manchester to replace that date.  I will try to make it Monday night, but may have to switch the day per the new place.  Stay tuned!  
In the meantime --- don't forget us at The Viola Valley Country Store and Restaurant tomorrow, Friday, December 4th.  
We start at 5:30!!!  1/2 hour earlier than usual -- so
come out for an early evening!
And LARRY!!!!!  We can't find your # or email and---if you're coming---please bring the bigger sound system.  We could really use it! :)
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11/17/09 - Yes - falling down on the job!  Actually - I had to switch computers and couldn't get Sitebuilder installed.  But now all is well! :)
We had a wonderful night at The Celtic Cup on Friday the 13th!  Thanks to those who showed up (great to see familiar faces!!!!).  We'll be taking a break in December at
The Cup - lots of parties and such, but we'll be back there again in January!  I hope you'll remember to come out and bring all your friends!!!! :) :) :)
Tuesday, the 17th was great at Sweet Aroma!  5 songwriters, and an audience to listen! :)  What could be better?
OUR DECEMBER CIRCLE at SWEET AROMA!!!!!  We will be having our Christmas Holiday/3rd Anniversary bash!  Barbara will provide a light buffet for a set price (approx
$5), and we'll have Trivia!  Prizes!  And Lots Of FUN!  Don't miss it!!!  
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10/26/09 - James and I held down the fort at SNAFU's this month... I'm still not convinced this is a place for us.  It's such a big Karaoke place that people don't seem to get
the fact that we do all our own material.  They'd rather hear Seger or Dylan... :|   And since the membership isn't even showing up, we may have to re-think our 4th place to
play.  If anyone has any ideas, let me know.  I'd like to keep it in Manchester if possible.  Thanks.
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10/20/09 - Yes, I've been a little lax at the updates! :(  But we've been having fun! :)  Our night at The Celtic Cup was really fun!  We had someone come in and grace us with
Indian Flute Music!  (Check out the pictures toward the bottom of the page!)  And our night at Sweet Aroma was wonderful!  Now under new management, Sweet Aroma is
back!  We had a really great crowd of listeners, and 5 songwriters in the house! :)  If you haven't been to Sweet Aroma in a while, come on back and try us again!!!!  :) :)  We
had lots of fun on Tuesday, and we hope to see more of you there next time!
Next Circle:  at SNAFU's in Manchester!  Come on down!!!! :)
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10/02/09 - We had an absolutely fabulous time in Viola!  Judy & Harold could not have been nicer, there was a nice crowd of people to listen, and Trapper and Bard came
out to play and support the TSC.  Not to mention the star of the night - Shawn!!!  After all, it's her town! :)  James and I could not have been happier with our first night there!  
We hope to see more of you make the trip and come out to perform... it's well worth it! :) :) :)
Next Circle: at The Celtic Cup on Friday, 10/09.  Hope to see you there!!!!
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The Viola Valley Country Store and Restaurant - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND!  Come out and support the TSC at its newest venue!!!!  We'd really like to make a good
impression on our first night there!  
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09/28/09 - It was a pretty slow Monday night at SNAFU'S, but we had a great time!  John Richardson came by and graced us with his talent!!!  If you missed it, you really
missed a treat!!!!  We'll be back at SNAFU'S on the 4th Monday night of October!!  For all of you out there who kept complaining to us that Tullahoma was too far to go...
we've got a place in Manchester now!!!!  Let's see you in October! :)
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09/15/09 - Sweet Aroma on Tuesday was a blast!  We had GREAT players, and WONDERFUL listeners! :)  So good to see familiar faces in the crowd!  Thanks for making
the night so fun!!!
James Bell will be playing on Friday, Sept. 18th, at the Warren County Fair starting at 4pm. :) :) :)  If you're out and about, please do stop by to support our fellow songwriter!!!
And FYI - because I had no previous notice about the Fall Back Festival this year, by the time I saw the billboard and realized it was THIS WEEKEND, it was too late to
scramble to get us into it.   Oh well.  We'll have to make due with our Circles!!! :) :) :)
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09/11/09 - We had a marvolous time at The Celtic Cup!  Thanks to James and Shawn for showing up to play.  And GREAT to see Mike Z! :)  Hope you'll make it back soon
and play for us!!  Jim S. came by, but we didn't get a chance to talk -- sorry about that!  
Don't forget - when you come to a Circle, if you're a member, don't forget to come up and say HI, even if you're not playing.  We want to get to know everyone and make
everyone feel comfortable enough to come into the Circle to share your talents! :)
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08/27/09 - Ok gang - this is me reading you the riot act!  Where were you????  This was a brand new venue for the Songwriter's Circle and, with the exception of me,
James and Wally to play and Shawn to listen -- no Circle members came for support.  We are trying to hold these weekly so you will have a place to play.  But if you do not
support the effort -- I'm not sure how much longer we can keep it going.  Please come out on Circle nights to support your local songwriters and your own songwriting
craft!!!  Ok.  Enough venting from me... :)  Now.....
A little farther out from Jo Jo's Java, in Viola, TN is another
brand new venue -- The Viola Valley Country Store and Restaurant.  Our hosts, Judy & Harold Cook are very
excited to see us come out to hold our Circle at their establishment!  This is a quaint little country store, with it's very own stage!  Being sandwiched in-between Manchester
and McMinnville, this could be a GREAT place for songwriters to meet!!!  So PLEASE make an effort to come out for the FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT in OCTOBER!  It's a beautiful
drive!  The food is down home wonderful!  And they couldn't be nicer!!!  Sooooo... 6 to 8pm on Friday, October 2nd!!!!!  Be there! :)  Thanks!
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08/22/09 - It is official!  We will no longer be able to hold our Circle at Jo Jo's Java.  Carrie has closed her establishment.  We'd like to thank her for all the great nights we
had there, and wish her all the best of luck.
We will be looking for another venue to hold a 4th Circle the 1st week of the month... We will keep you posted here as to our progress in that regard! :)  In the meantime, we
have our three Circles going strong -- so please keep coming to those!  You know we love to see you and to listen to your great songs!!!!  Thanks to everyone who
particiates in our Circles... we are here for you!  But we have a great time too!!!!  Next Circle date is this coming Thursday, September 27th at the new place -- SNAFU's in
Manchester!  Rumor has it that the management would like to change our night already to a Monday or Tuesday... So stay tuned here for any developments -- but for now --
we will be there THIS THURSDAY!!!!  Hope to see you there!!!
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08/14/09 - We are on a roll! :)  The Celtic Cup was so much fun Friday night!!!  We had players, we had listeners... it's what we've been striving for...  just great get-togethers
for talented songwriters, with wonderful feedback from audiences... :) :) :)  Thanks to Chris and Diane, our generous hosts at The Cup!  We'll be back there the 2nd Friday
of September, the 18th!  Hope well see you then!!!!
Next Circle night:  Tuesday, August 18th at The Sweet Aroma Cafe!!!  See you there!!!!!
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8/01/09 - Our night at Jo Jo's Java was absolutely AWESOME!  So many players, so many people to listen!!!  It was very cool!  There are rumors abounding about whether
or not Jo Jo's is closing... I haven't gotten the official word on that yet... but I will let you know the status HERE as soon as I find anything out for sure!  In the meantime -
thanks so much to all of you who have supported the TSC at Jo Jo's... we really have a great time there, and have been entertained by some GREAT singer/songwriters!  
And thanks to Carrie, too,  for all she's done to host us!!!  Stay tuned....
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07/17/09 - Welcome to our newest member, John Michael Cimino-Hurt!  His info and pic are in the member listings below! :) :) :)
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07/10/09 - Thank you Wally!!!!!  Wally Freeborn came with his "G" harp! :)  Actually, he had his whole suitcase of harps, but because I was the only one there to sing for
three hours (hint hint) he had to rely mainly on G. :) (I swear I didn't realize I wrote so much in that key!!!!!)  With two other members who came for support, we held the first
Friday night at The Cup.  We really need to do better than this....  Let's get the word out that we've moved to the 2nd Friday!!!!!!  See you at The Cup, August 14th!
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07/04/09 - Happy Independence Day!!!  I was "independent" alright... I was the only one there to play at Jo Jo's on Saturday! :(  But I carried on!  Don't let's loose this great
venue people!  :)  See you on the first Saturday of August!!!!!!!!!
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06/29/09 -  Denise and Chris could not be nicer... or more understanding!  Monday nights seem too hard to get anyone out, so they've asked us to play a Friday night!  
SO.....  
We will be moving our Celtic Cup night to the SECOND FRIDAY of every month.  Next date is July 10th!!!  Come on out and play!!!!!
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06/16/09 - Well, I'm not sure where everyone's gone at Sweet Aroma... but we had some really good music to play!  Tho' we were pretty much playing for ourselves and the
staff, we had a good time!  Ms. Marilyn brought a guitar and actually played her songs!!!!  WoW!  :)  We LOVE when she does that!!!!!!
Next Circle will be on Monday, June 29th at the Celtic Cup in Tullahoma.  5-7pm.  They've made a cool ad for us and everything (see the new logo above!)  We will probably
be changing our day at "The Cup" to the 2nd Friday of every month, 6pm til...  This will be a great opportunity for you to play your songs to a new crowd.  Come on out and
join the fun!
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06/06/09 - We had a blast at Jo Jo's on Saturday!!!  Great players, lots of listeners... what fun!!!!  If you haven't been out to Carrie's place yet, do yourself a favor and stop on
by.  A great place to have a favorite beverage and sit back and listen to the music!!! :)
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05/25/09 - James and I held court at The Celtic Cup for Memorial day, joined by Wally Freeborn on harp!  Tho' a small crowd, we had a lot of fun!  The Cup wants us to
change to a Friday night, thinking there would be a larger audience for us -- if we do make the switch, we'll let you know here!
Next Circle is at Jo Jo's on Saturday, June 6th!  See you there!!!!
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05/15/09 - Just a note of interest... our friends Jim & Inga Wood of the Tennesse Fiddle Orchestra and many other musical endeavors in the area will be performing at the
Wartrace MusicFest, May 29th and 30th.  For more information and specific scheduling times, check out the website:  
www.wartracemusicfest.org  Steve Kaufman is going
to be running a guitar clinic on Friday evening, for anyone interested! :)  Thought you might like to know!  :) :) :)
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OK.  So.  I'm a little late with the updates.  I've been a little busy! :)
04/25/09 - James Bell and I represented the TSC and sang for the Go Green Tullahoma sponsored Earth Day event held at the Tullahoma Business Center.  James and I
were the only musical entertainment and sang for 4 hours straight!  :)  (I know that's not a big deal for you ol' pro's out there, but it's been a while since I've done that -- can
you say horsey?) ;)  But we had a nice turn out and we had a great time!  (
See the nice thank you piece from the paper in the TSC Press below...)
04/27/09 - We had our very first Circle at The Celtic Cup on this LAST MONDAY of April...  we were well received and they look forward to seeing us back again on Memorial
Day, May 25th!  So bring your patriotic songs and come join us at the Cup!!!!  It's a beautiful new place to play!  5-7pm, on Memorial Day Monday... Don't miss it!!!
Of course before that happens, our next Circle will be on THIRD TUESDAY of the month, May 19th, at Sweet Aroma, 6-8pm.  I know it's very confusing to remember such a
crazy schedule, but that's why I keep reminding you all the time!!! :) :) :)  So see you Tuesday, the 19th at 6PM!!!!  :)
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04/21/09 - We had a great time at Sweet Aroma on our Tuesday night Circle... made some new friends and saw some familiar faces in the audience!  Maybe now that the
warmer weather is arriving, we'll see more and more of you!!! :)
NEWS!!!  NOW on the last MONDAY of every month, we will hold a Circle at The Celtic Cup Coffee House on Anderson Street in Tullahoma!  We'll be there this month, April
27th, from 5:00pm to
7:00pm.  Bring your friends and lets support this new venue! :)  Thanks!
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04/04/09 - Another really fun night at Jo Jo's!  :)  If you haven't made it out there yet, you should come on out!  We have a blast!
Next Circle is Tuesday, 04/21/09 at Sweet Aroma!  Bring your friends and your new songs!  (Any anyone who has an "Earth Day" song, I'd love to hear it!  James and I will
be singing for the Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 25th in the Tullahoma Convention Center space on Wilson Avenue -- 10am to 2pm.  Maybe you could sit in to play
your song!)  ;) :) :)  See you Tuesday!
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03/17/09 - Erin go Bragh! :)  Yes, we had our Circle in the Green on St. Patrick's Day at Sweet Aroma!  With a nice crowd and to top it off... Pat in green braids! :)  She even
had special St. Paddy's Day specials on the menu -- yumm!  A fun time was had by all!  :) :) :)  
Hoping to see more of you at the next Circles coming up! :)
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03/07/09 - We had a fabulous time at Jo Jo's on Saturday evening in Manchester!  Songwriters, audience members and even a special guest performer stopped by!  Do
you know what you're missing?  If you missed us on Saturday, you missed a great night of music and fun!  And great liabatiions!  Jo Jo is serving wonderful coffee
concoctions, teas, and some interesting brewery beers....  Stop by and check it out!  7 to 9 PM, the FIRST Saturday of every month!
If you have any trouble remembering when and where we are, we are advertised weekly (at least so far!) in The Exchange under the heading "Area Music". :)
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02/17/09 - Sweet Aroma was intimate yet productive!  We got to meet and listen to our newest member, Shawn Smith!  And we even played and sang harmonies on some
of each others songs.  What fun!  Hoping to repeat the performance in March -- we'll be there on St. Patrick's Day!!!!  Come on out and have a virgin Irish Coffee! :)  Love to
play your some Irish tunes... except I haven't written any! :)  Have you?  If you have -- come on out and play them for us!!!!
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02/07/09 - Wow!  We had an amazing night at Jo Jo's Java on Saturday!!  Thanks to all those who came to play and a great BIG thanks to all those who came to listen!  It's
so much fun when we have an audience!!! :) :) :)  We were not only entertained with really good singers and songwriters, but we were treated to a wonderful performance
on sitar!  You just never know what you'll find on a circle night!  
Next Circle is Tuesday, February 17th at Sweet Aroma Cafe.  Hope to see you there! :)
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01/20/09 - Happy New Year!  Well, I've obviously sloffed off here for a little while with the updates! :(  My bad!  But we've been having great times at both our locations for the
Circle.  Jo Jo's Java is rockin'!  We're having great nights there on the 1st Saturdays of every month (next one coming up will be February 7th) and last night's Circle at
Sweet Aroma, tho' sparsely attended, was a blast!  For those of you who didn't make it, you really missed something!  Our newest member, Sheila Shavers treated us to
some wonderful songs.  She's a talented singer/songwriter/guitarist and we're happy to have her join our ranks!  :)  Welcome, Sheila!
Next Circle at Sweet Aroma will be the 3rd Tuesday in February (bring your love songs! :)) on February 17th.  Hope to see you then, and/or on the 7th at Jo Jo's!
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ATTENTION:  Mike Nelson, one of our members, has a friend who is trying to sell a guitar!  If you are interested, please see the information in the block immediately
following the blog entries below... :) :) :)  Thanks Mike! :)
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TSC News - 2008
  • ATTENTION:  Mike Nelson, one of our members, has a friend who is trying to sell a guitar!  If you are interested, please see the information in the block immediately
    following the blog entries below... :) :) :)  Thanks Mike! :)
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  • 11/18/08 - Our November Circle was small but true! :)  Wonderful music from everyone who performed!  We're hearing some great, great songs.  Sweet Aroma is
    turning into a "just us" kind of place, which is pretty fun too! :)  Come out and sing your new songs!!!!  We're having a blast!
  • EXTRA, EXTRA!  One of our membership, Tony Durante, has completed his first CD!  Ta Da!!!!  :)  Congratulations Tony!  And he's ready to have you take a listen!  
    Check out the MP3 links near his membership information below, and give a listen.  Then give some high fives to Tony next time to see him!!!  Or better yet, drop
    him a note with a "way to go!"  :) :) :)
  • Next Circle meeting at Sweet Aroma will mark our 2nd Anniversary of the inception of the Tullahoma Songwriter's Circle!  We'll make it a Holiday/Anniversary night!  
    Come on out to support your TSC!!!!
  • And don't forget ---- 1st Saturday of December --- December the 6th ---- Jo Jo's Java in Manchester, 7-9pm.  BE THERE!
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  • 11/01/08 -- Well, because of my medical maladies, I missed the opening night of TSC at Jo Jo's Java -- but I understand that it was A SPECTACULAR night! :)  Lots
    of people and everyone had a great time!!!  We are very encouraged by this!!!!!!!  Hope you will spread the word and come out to the new venue on the first Saturday
    evenings of the month in Manchester and bring all your friends!!!! :) :) :)  Next Saturday date:  December 6th!  Coicidentally, that date is our 2nd Anniversary of the
    Tullahoma Songwriter's Circle!  Come celebrate with us!
  • Don't forget this month at Sweet Aroma!  Tuesday night, the 18th of November from 6-8pm.  We'll be there!!!  And since we had such fun with the challenge last
    time, let's send one out there again:  Here it is:  "The Gift"  Work on it for the 18th, but perfect it for December's meetings!!!! :) :) :)  Let's get writing!!!!
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  • 10/21/08 - GREAT NIGHT! :)  Thanks to everyone who came out for the Circle on Tuesday!  We had a great time and a fun night!!!  Lots of new songs!!! Always fun to
    hear! :)  Great to see the songwriters and GREAT to see the listeners coming back as well! ; )  THANKS again!!!!
  • EXTRA!  EXTRA!  READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!  JAMES BELL TOOK 2ND PLACE AT THE DOTTIE WEST SONGWRITING CONTEST IN MCMINNVILLE, TN!  This is big-
    time news people!!!!  We are very proud of our Mr. Bell!!!!  Please wish him well when you see him.  AND... take note that he is a long-standing member of the TSC
    and now an award-winning songwriter! :)  CONGRATULATIONS JAMES!!!!!!
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  • 10/09/08 - WE'VE DONE IT!  We have found another venue for us to be able to perform at!  It's Jo Jo's Java in Manchester!  See the flyer above for details.  We'll be
    there EVERY FIRST (1st) SATURDAY evening 7-9pm.  Now -- it's up to YOU!  :)  Sherry, James and I will kick it off for us on November 1st, but we need your support,
    and possibly some players to round-robin with us in the slots on stage...  We want to have a great showing, so come out to support the TSC!
  • MORE BIG NEWS!  James Bell is a semi-finalist in the 2008 Dottie West Songwriting Contest being held this Saturday, October 11th in McMinnville, TN.  Gate open
    at 10am, the semi-finals start at HIGH NOON!  (How Apropros!) ;)  If you're out and about in McMinnville on Saturday -- go on out to support James!!!!!  This is very
    exciting!
  • Our next Circle night at Sweet Aroma is Tuesday, October 21st!  Don't miss it!!!!
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  • 10/01/08 - See the photos from the Fall Back Festival above... we were a small but extremely committed crew!  See what you missed! :)
  • Major kudos and my heartfelt thanks go out to Phillip Chessor for all his help and efforts for the Festival... I wouldn't have been able to do it without you! :)  You are
    definately the Circle MVP!!!!!  Major thanks go out also to Julie Taylor and Marilyn Harris!  Y'all get extra pics in your stockings this Christmas (wink wink)!!  Thanks
    so much for coming out and hanging with James and me!!!!  We really appreciate it!  
  • And so now comes a little scolding...  don't you all feel ashamed of yourselves??  Well you should!!!!  We were there for YOU!  From 9:30 in the morning until 11:30
    at night!  And only 3 members out of 49 showed up to help and support the Songwriter's Circle.  This is YOUR Circle... a place for you to show off your talents and
    your music... if you don't support your own organization, then it's going to be really hard to keep it going...  I realize that some of you are working and can't make it all
    the time, but that can't be the case for everyone...  please try to show some better support for the Circle so we can keep this going!  When it works, it really is a great
    thing!!!!  (see the picture of the "new potential member").  That's what we're here for!!!!! :) :) :)
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  • 9/22/08 - Getting ready for the Fall Back Festival 2008, we've come up with a new, easier-to-print logo to use on anything TSC related.  It's above, so you can get a
    look!  We'll have it out at the "booth" on things to advertise us... we'll have our "official" logo too, but his one is someting to push us as "TSC".  :)  FYI.
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  • 09/16/08 - Well, we had a great time for our September Circle!  6 and sometimes 7 songwriters playing their songs and singing - lots of fun and - not to repeat
    myself, but GREAT MUSIC!!!!!  Really good songs we're pumping out here... wonder where the A&R guys are? :)  Anyway, Sweet Aroma is graciously continuing to
    host us, eventhough there aren't too many people coming to listen... we understand that people have other things going on Tuesday nights... but if you have a
    chance, please stop by!  We'd love to see you, even just to say hi! ;)
  • GREAT NEWS!  See the poster above!  The TSC has been invited to participate in the Fall Back Music Festival 2008 right here in Tullahoma.  It's on September 27th
    at Waggoner Park (right out on Rt. 55 past the armory), and it will be an all day affair -- 10:30am to 12:30am.  We will have a "booth" area available -- we intend to
    set it up like a Circle "meeting" where our members (and any potential members) can sit in the Circle and play their songs... an all day long open mic!  And during
    the times we don't have people to play, we are hoping to get members to let us use their CD's to play their music.  We will be able to sell our music there, so if
    you're a member of TSC and want to sell your CD's that day, contact me and let me know when you'd like to come by.  I'm working on the particulars of exactly what
    we'll do and what we'll try to "hock" but this is a real chance to try to "sell" the Circle!  Come on and help us make a good showing!!!  
  • And again -- I am asking that if you have pictures - posters - CD covers - anything that advertises you doing your music (and you are a member!), please contact me
    so we can arrange to get that material togther and use it to promote the Songwriter's Circle.
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  • 08/19/08 - August was hot! :) And we had some steadfast souls who came to play songs!!  Seven of us were in the circle, and we're hearing GREAT music!!!!  Pass
    the word to your friends and family that Sweet Aroma opens just for us so that we can meet to play original music!  Come and join the fun!!
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  • 07/15/08 - Our July Circle was delightful!  Tho' we didn't have too many people to listen to us, we had EIGHT count 'em 8 :) songwriters to sing and play, with 2
    potential new members!!!  It was lots of fun!  So now we look ahead to our August meeting, which will be on Tuesday, August 19th!  Mark your calendars!!  And plan
    to be there with 20 of your friends (or just 1 would be great!!!) :) :) :)
  • Stay tuned for news of the next scheduled Songwriting Workshop - and spread the news to any of your wannabe friends!  We'll let you know as soon as we can
    arrange another weekend afternoon session!
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  • 07/14/08 - The Workshop was a success!  See flyer addendum above for details!  :)  Hope to see everyone TOMORROW at Sweet Aroma for our July Circle!
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  • 6/25/08 - Songwriting/Critiquing Workshop will be on July 12th!  Click on the thumbnail flyer above for more info if you are interested.  There is still room available,
    so sign up now!
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  • 06/17/08 - Attendance for our June Circle was a little less than we had hoped, but we had a great time, and did get to see a few of our members!  :)  We really hope
    you will make an effort to support the Circle, as we'd like to be able to stick around and have this opportunity available for budding members and newcomers as
    well as the old hats at the game.  Don't forget us in July!  Save your date!!  It's Tuesday, July 15th.  SEE YOU THERE!!!!!  :)  
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  • 06/04/08 - Songwriting/Critiquing Workshop now being offered - will set it up for an afternoon to be determined in June or July (of course we will make sure NOT to
    schedule during Bonnaroo!)  :O)   -- 10 slots available.  Sign up by return email reply to the invitation sent out by email, or by sending me an email from the link on
    this page.  I'll announce when the slots have been filled, and we'll send out detailed specifics to those participants when the final arrangements have been made!  
    Look forward to hearing for you Circle Members who have been asking for this!! :)  (See the thumbnail flyer above).  We'll talk about this more at the 3rd Tuesday,
    June 17th Circle "meeting" at Sweet Aroma!  See you there!!!
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  • 05/20/08 - Well, we didn't have as many people as we'd hoped, but we had a very nice time on Tuesday!!  James and I tried to out do each other with brand new
    songs (we each had 4 or 5 I think!) so we had some competition going... and a potential new member showing up was wonderful and promising to see!  :)  We
    hope to see more of you on Tuesday, June 17th.  PLEASE!  Mark the date!  :)  We NEED your support!!! :) :)
  • HOW DOES THIS SOUND?  We are working on putting a songwriting/critiqueing afternoon together, where any members interested could sign up to bring a
    specific song they would like to work on or talk about in a workshop-type setting.  We will help with critique suggestions and/or ideas and possibly feedback from
    the other members.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in participating in, please drop me an email and let me know.  I will put you on our list,
    and we will send you specifics as soon as we get everything together.  There will be the possiblity of performing your "tweeked" final song that same night on
    stage! :)  Stay tuned for more details, but please give us an idea if this is something you would be interested in....  
  • Has anyone stopped by to see Scott and Tiff from Thunder WMSR at the Mall in Tullahoma?  :) :) :)  I'm not usually UP at that hour... but just checking.... :)
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  • 04/15/08 - Our first 3rd Tuesday!  We had a nice little group!!  Thanks to all those who came to play and those who came to listen!!  We really appreciate you!!!!  And
    we did have a great time and lots of laughs! :)  So, hope to see you and some more of you for our May "meeting" on Tuesday, May 20th.  I'll send out a reminder!  :) :)
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  • ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!  This is news!  We will no longer be able to meet every week at Sweet Aroma --
    we will only be there every third (3rd) Tuesday from now on, beginning Tuesday, April 15th.  Please come on this one day a month to show support for our local
    songwriting efforts.  We will keep you informed if anything changes or if we find another venue that we can also utilize.  In the meantime -- the 3RD TUESDAY!!  
    Please mark your calendars!!!!!!  Thanks!
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  • 03/25/08 - We had a little slower night than last week, but hoping things will be picking up!  Sweet Aroma will hang with us a little while, so we WILL be there on
    Tuesday, April 1st!!!  No Fooling!!  ;)  Hope to see you all there!!!!
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  • 03/18/08 - Good news!  Reprieve!  :)  We had a nice evening with some people coming out, so we WILL be there next Tuesday night!!!  If we can keep it going, we'll
    be okay.  Thanks to those who came out to play and those who came to listen!!  We appreciate you.  And remember songwriters ---  we're here for you!  So come on
    out and take advantage of this place to play your songs!!!  
  • We might have some news of a new place that will host us once a month for a showcase night!  There would be 4 slots open for members who would want to
    play.  You would need to have enough material for an evening to round-robin with just 4 people, but it would be a great way to showcase your material and be able
    to bring your friends and relatives in to see you!!!  Stay tuned for more information as we get it!!!
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  • 03/11/08 - Well, for those of you who have been coming to support the Tullahoma Songwriters -- we thank you!  But since there have been so few people coming
    out lately, we may well lose our place to play!  We're not sure how long Sweet Aroma will be able to host us if we can't bring them any business...  so keep your
    eyes open for news of any developments on this front.  We may have to find a new place to play if more people don't come out to back us up.  Stay tuned....
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  • 03/04/08 - Thanks to those who braved the "snow" on Tuesday night... and thanks to Jim and Julie for coming out to play with us!  It was lots of fun!!  Hope to see
    some more members come back to visit soon!
  • Congratulations to our member David Clark, for being named "Environmentalist of the Month" by Keep Coffee County Beautiful (KCCB)!!  David sets the example of
    how easy it is to be green!!!! :)  Also, a mention goes out to Brenda, his wife, whose Cakes & Catering provided the cake for the recent Groundhog Ball event,
    benefiting the KCCB.  Our TSC members are also civic minded and trying to help!  Keep up the good work you guys!!! :)
  • To reiterate to all our members --- if you have any info you would like to make known to the TSC membership or to anyone, and you would like to have any
    information posted here on this website -- this page is here for you to do that!  Contact me with any info, be it contact information updates, new website addresses,
    upcoming performance dates, or CD release parties;  I will make sure to post it!!  This is one of the services we hope to provide for you!
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  • 02/11/08 - We had a soggy but fun evening!  :)  Nice to see some returning faces... :) :)  Hope to seem some more!!!!
  • A big get well soon wish going out to our Mr. James Bell... we guess back surgery is an ok excuse for missing a couple weeks of the Circle!  :)  Thinking of you and
    of your dad, too!  Thoughts and prayers, James!
  • Glenda Clark, wife of our member David, is starting her own Cakes and Catering business!  Congratulations, Glenda, and best of luck from all of us at the Circle!  
    You can find her information at the bottom of this page under "Friends of the Circle".  Need a cake for a special occasion?  Check her out!!!  :)
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  • 01/26/08 - I went to the Belvidere Market to honor our very own David Morrison, who has returned from Iraq.  Franklin County made January 26th David Morrison
    Day!  We sang some songs and they had a band - they were showing Sgt. York on the back barn wall... :)  Well, it's Belvidere!  :) :) :)  It was all very nice!  And it was
    nice to have David back safe and sound!!  Sorry I could only stay a couple of hours, so I don't know if any of you made it  there later, but if not - as an update - David
    will be visiting friends and family for a few weeks in Ohio and New Mexico, and then we hope to see him back at the Circle!  :)  He sang some new songs that he
    had written, but he also had his old hits, like the Walmart song...  :)
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  • 01/22/08 - Yea!!! James was back, and we also saw some return performers... always love to see that!!!  Keep on coming back you guys!!  That's how we get to
    become familiar with your material!  :)  If you want to have a shot at having a song on "The CD", you need to perform your song at the Circle so people will know and
    recognize your song!!  :)  So Come On Down!  See you next Tuesday!
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  • 01/15/08 - We missed James this week -- flu bug got him!  But we had new blood in our midst!  :)  Let's get the word out that we're seeing some new songwriter's
    coming out, so come on out to hear some new talent as well as our seasoned favorites!  :) :)  Hope to see you there!  
  • A very happy 36th wedding anniversary to Mike & Melissa!!!  :) :)  You are our rocks! :)  We love ya!
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  • 01/08/08 - Our first day back for the New year!  A slow but sure start, we are back at it!  Love to see you songwriters come back to the fold! :)
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TSC News - 2007
  • ****12/18/07**** Our One Year Anniversary and Holiday Party!  We had a blast!!!  Thanks to Patti and all the Sweet Aroma crew for their help and hard work to make
    the night special for us!  The food was great!  And everyone had a wonderful time!!
  • For those who didn't make it, not only did some of our great songwriter members that we haven't seen in a while pop in on us, like John Richardson, Sid Ledbetter
    and Charlie Robinson, but we were also graced with a special guest appearance by Jim & Inga Wood!  Plenty of great music to fill out that extra hour of time!!! :)
    Thanks for everyone's participation and support for our anniversary celebration!
  • Remember!  We will be starting up again on Tuesday, January 8th since the next two Tuesdays are Christmas and New Year's!  See you then!!
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  • 12/04/07 - Sherry, James and I  were back as the trio!!!  With help from hopefully our newest member, Tommy Lee... :) :) :) (don't forget -- send me an email with
    your scoop!)  We really enjoyed the evening, tho' it was a little slow... but we understand... everyone is shopping, and holiday partying elsewhere... just don't forget
    OUR holiday and anniversary party on the 18th!!!!  BE THERE!! :)
  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  Kudos go out to two of our songwriter members!!!!  They have been chosen as finalists for the "Coffee County Has Talent" Contest
    scheduled for 7pm on Friday, January 11th at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester!  Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and by the votes of
    the audience!  ;)  Good luck to Mechelle Lawson and John Richardson.  Way to go -- TSC will be cheering for you!!!  :)
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  • 11/27/07 - It was the Tullahoma Songwriting Duo tonight as James and I played pass the ball!  :)  But we had a lot of fun -- even some new stories!  And some of
    our regular "fans" were there to cheer us on!
  • We announced our 1st Anniversary and Holiday party on December 18th!  We hope you will try to make it!  We will be joining Ms. Patti at Channel 6 on Tuesday
    December 11th to promote it, so hope you'll watch!
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  • 11/20/07 - It was James and I holding down the fort, with an assist from Phillip! :)  But we had fun...  Saw some familiar faces we hadn't seen in a little while, and
    wonderful to see you guys again!  Hope to see you again soon!!  
  • No - contrary to what James is saying, I'm not hitting the bottle, although it may SEEM that way...  :)  but I am still a little loopy from my medicines and I guess I'm a
    laugh riot!  (See what you guys are missing?)  :) :) :)  But I'm getting better all the time, as the Beatles once said, and I'll be RARING to go for our P-A-R-T-Y on the
    18th of December!  That's right!!  We will be having our FIRST ANNIVERSARY/HOLIDAY party on Tuesday, December 18th.  Stay tuned for details as we get it all
    together...  We're going to have some fun treats and games and maybe even some surprises!  You won't want to miss it!  :)
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  • 11/06/07 - Well, thanks to all who helped me out to make the night easy for me!  :)  Sherry, James and Darryl were there to sing their songs, which were all great!!!  
    And I helped! :)  On the cooooooldest evening yet!  But lots of warrrrrmmmmm yummy coffee and hot chocolate drinks to be had!  Thanks to Sweet Aroma!!! :)
  • And even welcomed a new member!!!  So glad to have you on board, Phillip!  :)  We'll see you in a couple weeks.
  • Gene!  When you get back from your trip, I've got 3 of your songs ready!!!  Come on and sing 'em for us!!!!  :)
  • Stay tuned for some info on upcoming holiday news!!!!!!  :)
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  • 10/30/07 - Ooooooo.... :)  Yes!  We had our Halloween Songwriting Trivia Night! :)  It was pretty fun!  Even if every one said I went a little too far back in time with the
    trivia...  (ok - so - I'm old!)  =]  We still had fun, and it's rumored that some of the younger generation in the place may have even learned a thing or two... Imagine
    that!!!  Thanks to James' Mom & Dad for playing... and his Dad for knowing that Carl Perkins question! :)
  • Had Michael and Darryl join James and I for some wonderful songs... great to have you guys at the Circle again!  
  • Missing Ms. Sherry!  Hoping she'll be back with us soon...  work, work, work, work...  we want her to be able to play again!!!!  =]
  • To the young lady who came in with the dulcimer... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!  Don't let us intimidate you... we're all here to learn and grow and experiment.... PLEASE!!!!!  
    Come back and sit in with us.  We don't mind really!!!!!  We'd LOVE to have you back!  :)  REALLY!!!!  :)   :)    :)))))    (Don't make me beg!)  :)
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  • 10/23/07 - The threesome is back!  Sherry, James and I played the night, with an assist from Brad! at the end of the night (thanks!!!  we LOVED your song!!! and
    hope you'll think about joining the Circle!).  Great to see new and familiar faces come out on a rainy Tuesday!  What fun!! :)
  • My most humble apologies to Gene... I SOOO meant to listen to the tape, but the week got away from me.  We definitely have a date at the Circle in 2 weeks.  I'll be
    ready!! :)  Have a good trip!!
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  • 10/09/07 - Just James and I this week to sing and play, but a packed house to play to!  ;)  Wow!  We're seeing more and more familiar faces coming back to listen -
    that's very nice!  Hope to see you again next week!!
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  • 10/02/07 - Ok.  So.  I'm a little lax at these updates sometimes.... :(  But I do try! :)  Last week, we were shocked and dismayed that James Bell wasn't in attendance.  
    1st time since we started in December!!!!  But that impacted tooth thing was a really good excuse... He was back this week, a lot less swollen, playing in pain for the
    team!  Thanks James!!  We all hope you're feeling better soon!
  • The stands for the speakers finally came in, along with the third mike stand, so we can use 3 mikes at one time.  We have to share a guitar outlet - we'll have to
    shuffle for more than one guitar, but so far it's working pretty well.  That little teeny system is working pretty well!!!  I get a kick out of some of the musicians coming
    up to check it out, amazed that it works at well as it does...  but hey!  It may be compact, but for the space, it does ok!! :)
  • We are always so excited to see returning songwriters come in and share their beautiful work with us again!  Hope more of you will pop on by and do the same.  
    The audiences are familiar faces too!  The TSC is building it's own fan base!  :)  Thanks to everyone who supports us, including and most especially Pat and the
    staff at Sweet Aroma!
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  • 09/11/07 - Yes, we had a Circle night on this of all anniversaries... but we were here!  And we had a good night.  Thanks to those songwriter's who came to play -
    and for the listener's continued support.  We really appreciate you coming back again and again, and we hope you'll be back soon! :)  
  • For anyone who didn't know - one of our Circle, David Morrison, has been deployed to Baghdad and will be serving for the next several months... his email address
    is moman@gimail.af.mil and I know he would appreciate a note of encouragement from his fellow Circle members!  I've also listed it next to his membership info
    below.  Let's show our troop support by letting David know how we're thinking about him...   :)
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  • 09/05/07 - Last night was lots of fun!  Although it was our standard TSC trio for songwriters (Sherry, James and me), we had some new faces in the audience and
    some brave returning souls and well as our most loyal fans! :)  We even broke our own rules and sang a couple of surprise cover songs (somehow the
    conversation turned to the Monkees and Shrek and, well -- what are you gonna do?) :)  But we certainly had a good time!  
  • I think I will be and Sherry may be performing at the end of the month for WMSR's Old Timer's Day... (see what we'll do to promote the Cirlce?) :)  stay tuned for
    details.... :)
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  • 08/28/07 - We wound up August with a fun night!  Our newest member came back all the way from Nashville to play with us!!  You just never know what you'll miss
    on any given Circle night!!! :)  Hope to see YOU soon! :)
  • James and Sherry and I performed as the TSC for the South Jackson Goes Country Show -- but so did some of our members, David Morrison and Mechelle
    Lawson to name a couple... The Circle made a fine showing!! :)
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  • 08/06/07 - Well, we've had some scarce audiences lately, but some fun times with the songwriters!  Thanks to Charlie and Larry from the Bell Buckle Cafe who
    came and graced us with their songwriting talents!  Hoping they will join our ranks, too!  Also had percussion all the way from Nashville!!  What fun!!
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  • 07/31/07 - Yes, I know, I know... I've been slofin' off on the job!!  I'm SO sorry.  But then -- so have YOU guys!!!  Where have you been?!?  We've been there -- every
    Tuesday... and we've been meeting some GREAT songwriters!  If you're somewhere else, you're missing some great stuff!!!! :)  When you get back from vacations
    and summer school (oh my!), come on back around, 'cause we've been having FUN! :)  
  • Sherry, James and I recorded a promo song for WMSR, so listen for it on the radio! ;)  (maybe they'll mention TSC!)
  • Also, Sherry, James and I are appearing on Sunday, August 19th in the South Jackson Goes Country show at the Civic Center (we'll be in Act II) -- we're doing this to
    promote the Circle, and we'll have some kids walking the banner on stage while we perform.  Hopefully, that will be some good publicity!!! ;)
  • As we head into the end of summer, we continue to welcome new members!  We're up to 43!
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  • 07/03/07 - Wow!  What a great evening!  Songwriters and singers and spectators -- OH MY!  Not to mention the fireworks when we were done!  What a blast!!  
    Thanks to all who came to make it a really fun time!!  AND -- two new songwriters and members to boot!!!  What could be better?  :)
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  • 06/26/07 - I've fallen off the job!  Sorry about that... that's what happens in the summertime, huh?  Looks like lots of people have been really, really busy... things
    have been a little slow, but we've still had a good time, and we've still met some new people!!  We're growing little by little, and we hope to see everyone during the
    summer!
  • We got the banner!  It looks great!!  We'll be using it anytime we appear in public to advertise the Circle.  Hopefully, that will bring more attention to us as well!
  • Sherry, James and I auditioned as The Tullahoma Songwriter's Circle for the South Jackson Goes Country show, and looks like we'll be performing... we'll be using
    the banner there!!!! :)  So we'll welcome your support when that happens in August, and hopefully we can reach even more people then!!
  • One of our members, Kevin, will be getting the chance to do a demo of 4 of his songs soon.  Very exciting and best of luck!
  • James, Sherry and I have written and will be recording a promotional jingle for 1320 Thunder WMSR, so listen for it soon!  We hope that will give them the excuse to
    mention the Circle every once in a while!! :)
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  • 05/22/07 - Guess that shows us!  A couple of great weeks in a row, and bang!  A night with just our regulars -- AND THANK GOODNESS FOR YOU GUYS! :)  We
    still  had a great time!  Hope to see you next week!
  • Sherry and I will be playing for the Go Green event on the 9th.  We haven't heard from anyone else yet... if you want to play -- please contact us right away -- press
    releases are going out!  Thanks.
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  • 05/08/07 - Guess I missed an update for last week -- but let me tell you -- those of you who were not here this week missed a treat!  We had a brand new member
    grace the "stage" and a very talented singer/songwriter he is!  He's from Nashville, so we don't know how often we'll get to see him, but WOW! :)  Great to meet you
    and hear your songs, Aaron!
  • And rumor has it that Aaron's brother, Seth, who publishes the "Tidbits" paper, will give us a mention! So a big THANK YOU in advance to Seth!
  • We also got to see Mechelle again :) -- lots of nice songs -- including the stinky feet! :)   Michael graced us with his song -- and worth the wait!!!! :) And our own John
    Anderson... we hope will get him to sing soon! :) :)
  • STILL CALLING ALL MEMBERS to volunteer to perform on June 9th for a global awareness gathering.  Anyone interested in performing -- it doesn't have to be
    original material -- please give me a call  455-3568.
  • Thanks, and see you next TUESDAY!
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  • 04/30/07 - We had some "new blood" :) on Tuesday, and some great songs to listen to!  Hope we'll be seeing more of them again!! (No pressure -- just hopeful! ;))
  • Wonderful to see Sara and Peter home from their world travels! :)  Welcome back!!
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  • CALLING ALL MEMBERS!  Any volunteers to perform on June 2nd for a global awareness gathering?  Let us know!!!!!  See you Tuesday!!!!!
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  • 04/24/07 - Reality check! Not quite as packed as last week, but we still had a great time!!!  With 5 songwriters again, and a visit from David Morrison, back from the
    guarding the border for us!  Great to see you, David!  Welcome back!!  And an appearance from Michael, who was coming off 9 straight nights slaving away at
    'bee's...:)  Of course, our Country Crooner was there with ANOTHER new song...  geez James... we're gonna need to catch up a little here... ya think?  :)
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  • 04/17/07 - What a great night!  We had 5 songwriters to perform, 2 of which were brand new, and a packed room to perform to!  It was really fun!  Let's keep it up!!  
    Pass the word that Tuesday night's are OUR nights!  Bring all your friends and come hungry!!!! :)
  • Happy Birthday to James!!!!  :)  Let's take a vote --- who thinks we need to work on his "dog bite" song??? :) :) :)
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  • 04/10/07 - It was a slow start to our new Tuesday nights, but those that were there made it a fun night all the same!  Make sure to pass the word that we will now be
    doing Tuesday nights at 6pm instead of Wednesday!!!
  • We also got to meet one of our newest members, and we're hoping Tee will be coming more often and sharing her talent with us!
  • Notice the American Idol songwriting contest information listed above... if we're competing with AI, the least we can do is take advantage of it! :)
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  • 04/04/07 - We had a great night, and added 4 new members!!  It was a really fun time with our regulars and some "new blood"! ;)  Also, we saw some people who
    just came in for a bite and to listen!  Hope the word is getting out.  And remember ---  WE WILL NOW BE HOLDING TSC on TUESDAYS!!!  Pass the word!!!
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  • 03/28/07 - We are toying with the idea of switching TSC nights to Tuesday instead of Wednesday... it seems as if that might make it easier for some people to
    attend, because Wednesdays are hard for some people to attend.  Let us know how you feel about it -- drop either me or Sherry an email and let us know!
  • We had a small but enthusiastic crowd this Wednesday!  Hope to start April off next week seeing more of you and your friends!  :)
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  • 03/21/07 - A slow start to the night, but it picked up at the end!  Hope everyone had as good a time as we did!!  We hope to see you ALL next week! :)
  • Sherry and I will be performing to promote the Circle at the grand opening of the Outdoor Show  for Myers Pond on May 5th.  They are a catch-and-release fishing
    pond open to the public.  More details to follow, but here is the website for Myers Pond:  www.myerspond.com
  • Any other takers? :)  Call Sherry or me or talk to us on Wednesday!
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  • 03/14/07 - Well, we've had a couple of good song nights... on the 7th we had a good crowd and a good time!  The 14th was a little slower, but we still had 5
    songwriters perform, and we had a fun session!  Hope to see everyone next week -- with 20 of your closest friends to cheer you on! :) :) :)
  • Uhhhh, HUGE apologies to James Bell -- I hope he already knows how stupid and sorry Sherry and I feel -- we stood him up (completely innocently -- we both plain
    forgot!) for the Channel 6 debut!  But he did beautifully and went on with the show!  We hear there are now some rumors floating around about us... so -- NO --
    Sherry did NOT get arrested for possession and I'm NOT suffering from a DUI --- we both just had senior moments on the same day and plain forgot!  SORRY
    JAMES!!!!!!!  We PROMISE it will never happen again! ;)
  • On another note -- James was able to get a demo cut with Sherry's help, so at least SOMETHING good came of it!  :)
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  • 02/28/07 - No new members tonight, but we did have some new faces that came in to listen!  The night went very well, with 3 other songwriters besides Sherry and
    myself.  Who else out there is ready to share your talent? :)  Don't wait to come and check us out!  See you next Wednesday!
  • Sherry has arranged for another edition of the TSC on Tullahoma Living... stay tuned for details.  Our own James Bell will be appearing with us to promote the
    Circle!  
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  • 02/21/07 - Three new members tonight! Yea!!!  We're hoping the word is getting out there... maybe it's just a matter of hanging in there until people can talk us up! :)  
    We have our first keyboardist!  
  • Just  a little note:  remember that we wanted to provide a place for songwriters to share their material... a lot of songwriters are not necessarily singers and really
    don't have to be... the point of this is to network and introduce songwriters to other musicians who might be able to collaborate or help you out (for instance, with
    demo work etc.).  Don't let it put you off if you feel you can't sing your song well enough...  it's the song that's important here! :)  So -- pass the word, and see you next
    week!!!! :)
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  • 02/14/07 - Valentine's Day was a little slower than we would have liked, but we had another new songwriter show up to play and join our ranks!  :)  Slowly but surely
    we're building our membership!!  Come on out and bring your friends to cheer you on!  We want to hear what you've been writing!!!
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  • 01/31/07 - Even though the threat of snow may have kept some people away, we still had a great night, with 3 other songwriters showing up to play, a couple in the
    audience listening AND we got 3 more members!  Yea!  Hope to see you all here soon!  We want to keep growing and getting the word out.  Maybe word of mouth
    will help us out!  Shout it out!!!! :)  Good to see you all there, and tell your friends... we're having fun on Wednesday nights!!!
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  • 01/24/07 - Things are going great!  We had one of our best nights ever, with 5 songwriters showing up, 3 of which are our newest members!  Let's keep it going
    and get the word out there!!! :)  We're even getting the audience to request songs of our repeat performers...(James!  That "Dog That Bites" song is a hit! :))  Come
    on out and join the fun!!
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  • 01/10/07 - Some new members have joined our ranks... we're slowly but surely growing!  It's great to see people coming back again and again.  Let's keep the faith
    going, and tell your friends.  We're here for you, the songwriters!
  • Sherry and I were again on "Tullahoma Living" on Channel 6 to promote the circle!  We were able to debut our "Circle of Songs"... we got some good response;
    hope you all will join in and learn it too! :)
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  • 01/03/07 - Another member joining brings our total so far to 11.  Not a bad start!  The word is starting to get out there!
  • Channel 6 was on hand early in the evening to tape a little of "The Circle".  Sherry and I will be making another appearance on Tullahoma Living this coming week
    to promote the TSC!  We are doing our best to let Tullahoma know that we're at Sweet Aroma, just waiting for more songwriters to come and play their stuff!                
    Watch for it soon!
  • Sherry and I have come up with a song just for us!  Our very own TSC theme song, if you will!  We call it "Circle of Songs" and we will be bringing songsheets to the
    circle next week.  Be prepared to sing along! :)
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TSC News - 2006
  • 12/27/06 - I guess I should start dating these entries if I'm going to keep 'em all! :)  This was the last Wednesday of 2006, and though we're just getting started, we
    feel like it's going just as we had hoped.  The word's getting out slowly but surely!!  We're having fun!  So tell your friends, and all you writers out there - don't be
    afraid to come out and join us!  That's what we'd really like, is to hear YOU!  :)  Let's make 2007 our time in Tullahoma!
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  • Thanks to everyone coming out on Wednesday and making such a memorable evening of it!  It was what Sherry and I had originally thought it could be like -- 4
    songwriters, round-robining it for the 2 hours time, along with a pop-in.  (Will!  Come back again, anytime you've written something - we'll be happy to listen!!)   :)
  • Though we are hoping to get new membership, we reiterate that these nights are open to anyone who would like to attend to listen as well.  Songwriters need an
    audience to listen to what they've written!  So if you'd just like to attend to listen to the music, that's fine too!  You are more than welcome!!
  • Now that word is getting out a little bit, we're hearing rumors that we may start seeing some more people... Yea!  ;)  So let's keep it going!  See you next Wednesday!
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  • Our second gathering, though not quite as well attended as the first, was still fun and well received!  Sherry and I were dueling songwriters, and were even able to
    help each other out on some tunes.  We had a good time, and the members who attended said they did too!  The holidays may be hampering attendance right
    now, but we have high hopes! :)
  • Sherry and I did get the article written up in the Tullahoma News (see below)!  The Tullahoma Songwriter's Circle has arrived!
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  • We had our first gathering of the Tullahoma Songwriter's Circle on Wednesday, December 6th.  We are hoping to get more songwriters to venture out and join us!  
    Sherry and I were there to pick up the slack for when there are not enough songwriters to sing and play, so please don't hesitate to come out and check out the
    venue.  We hope to get a little more organized as time goes on and become a listening club for songwriters and their fans.  But until we GET some songwriters,
    Sherry and I will be there to keep things going!  
  • Remember - If you will need a keyboard to play in order to perform your songs, please call Sherry (931-247-2679) before Wednesday night.  That way she won't
    have to bring the keyboard if no one is going to use it.  :)
  • We got our first members signed up!  Yea!  Hope to see you next week, Wednesday, December 13th - 6pm to 8pm!
  • Sherry and I were interviewed about the TSC for the Tullahoma News, so look for something soon in the paper on the Circle!
ARCHIVES
Click on the logo link to go back to the main
Circle Page
Click these thumbnails
to see info re: a
Summer Workshop we
once conducted...

These "meetings" are open to the public!  Performances start promptly!
We will make every effort to get songwriters who show up a chance to play!  But DO let us know if you want
to play!  If we have to guess, sometimes we're distracted with other people or performing ourselves... we
sure don't want to miss anyone -- so speak up to one of us that's running the Circle that night.  :)
A $1 donation will be appreciated from all who attend (there's a jar); this is to defray  administration and
advertising costs in support of The Tullahoma Songwriter’s Circle. Circle nights are open to everyone!
We are listening!  So we respectfully ask that YOU respect the performers and please refrain from talking
during the performances!  It's hard enough to get up in front of people and play, it would be nice if everyone
could hear what the players have to offer! That also means – please try to turn the cell phones off!!  We
realize there are emergency situations, but please refrain from holding loud conversations during the
music!  
FYI - the Coker’s Building is a non-smoking establishment, so at Sweet Aroma - take it outside!
We want to keep these live music situations... so... bring your own instruments!  We do not usually have a
set up to play taped accompaniment.  Although we will provide the mics and cords and a music stand, as
far as instruments go, please bring what you intend to play.  
If you do not play an instrument and are a lyricist and would like to read your lyrics, we are open to that!  
Tullahoma Songwriter’s Circle is a networking organization and you will meet some songwriters who would
be interested in partnering with you to turn your lyrics into songs! Have some nice music but no lyrics?
Same works....
We prefer that you bring material that you have written yourself.  But if you have something that you want to
share that is a cover song -- you must know the SONGWRITER(S) name(s) and share that information with
us.  After all, we are songwriters -- we would want people to know that WE wrote a song if they sang ours,
right?  So make sure you know the songwriter information if you are going to do a cover song.
Applause is definitely allowed! :)
Please take care of our hosts - they are generously providing us a place to hold our Circles!  They have
great foods and beverages so come hungry & thirsty! :)

On the Horizon…
We may need minimal yearly dues fees at some point in the future, however, for now, the $1 at the door will
hopefully be enough. Some ideas for member’s privileges:

Songwriting "round tables" -- Ask us more!
Access to our members info/websites available to The Circle
Opportunities to perform in Showcases at The Circles or at chosen places set up specifically for TSC
performances – Showcases would require you to do several of your songs as a "program" – with guests if
you’d like - basically, the stage would be yours! Something to work toward.
The ability to promote your personal websites via links on the TSC website pages.  Also to promote CDs
or current projects via those links.  
Looking to the future, after some time, we want to do a “Best of the Circle” CD and choose some of our
best and brightest members to do cuts on a compilation recording to commemorate our time together!
More great ideas to come from YOU, Circle members. We would love to know your thoughts and
comments!
For anyone who would like to review the "rules and regulations" so to speak...
here they are:
Hi everyone,
Jason Shields will be interviewing me next Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm on a live online radio station. We'll be talking about my new
and old music and about following your dreams and ignoring your age.  The show will be archived too so if you can't listen on
Wednesday you can tune in anytime after 9pm that night and hear it.  Here's the address to go to at 7:00 this Wednesday:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Harbor-of-Light
https://www.blogtalkradio.com/Harbor-of-Light

(If the first address doesn't work, please try the second)
I'm sure I'll be a little nervous and so will appreciate you all "being there".
Thanks, Sherry
Here's where you
can listen to
Sherry's
interview...    
Click on the
thumbnail to see a
newer promo flyer!
Our alternate logo... :)
... and a new logo just for
"The Cup"
CONGRATULATIONS!
James Bell
took
2nd place
at the
Dottie West
Songwriting Contest
in McMinnville, TN
on October 11, 2008
Members James Bell and Trapper
Haskins
appeared togehter at
Jo Jo's Java on July 25th.
Check it out!








Barbara Burch
August 24, 1948 -
March 7, 2010
TSC played the Fall Back Music Festival in
Tullahoma in 2008
Kathy,

I have a friend that has a really nice acoustic guitar for sale.  It does have built in Fishman electronics.  Sounds great and is in almost new condition.  He has it posted
at the moment on Craig’s List (link  included below).  I was wondering if you could forward this on to the other members to see if anyone is interested or might know
someone that is.  He doesn’t have the time for it and usually uses his electric to play.  I have included some photos and the link the Craig’s Listing.  I am sure that he
would be willing to consider any reasonable offer.

Thanks,
Mike Nelson
Sr. Systems/Network Engineer
IST, LLC
mnelson@istnow.com

CONTACT:
Clay Walton [mailto:cwalton@aerosatusa.com]
Dispatch Lead/Siebel Operations Training
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W: 866-461-7638 EXT. 306
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from the seller... however... take the info with a grain of salt.  It was - at one time - for sale. :)
TSC News - 2010
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12/31/10 -  We won't be in Viola the first Friday of the month... Management changes are in the works... we hope to be back in February!  I'll keep you posted here!

       
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!   WELCOME 2011!!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

12/21/10 - Thank you to the management and staff of Sweet Aroma!  We celebrated our 4th anniversary with them on Tuesday, and tho' I was the only "entertainment", we had
some of our most loyal and treasured "fans" there to listen...  Trivia was fun - Prizes weren't awful :) - and we had a great time!!!  
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12/17/10 - We had an AWESOME turnout at our 4th Anniversary Holiday Bash at THE BREW!  It was the kind of night that Sherry Lawson and I had envisioned for The Circle!!!  
Lots of players, Lots of listeners, and LOTS OF FUN!  Thanks to everyone who made it so memorable... pictures will follow!  Look for them soon!  Now --- on to our night at
Sweet Aroma!  I hope to see some of you (especially those in Tullahoma!) at SA on Tuesday, from 6 to 8pm.  Let's knock this year out with a BANG!  :)  See you soon!
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11/12/10 - Our Celtic Cup Friday night was LOTS of fun, even tho' not too many people were there in the audience... but the players were out in force!!! :)  Not only James, Shawn
and myself, but Marilyn, Emily and Larry! (Welcome Home!) were there!!!  We had a Blast!  And Emily has now officially joined our ranks!  Yeah!!!!!!!!  
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1st Friday in November at Viola - I couldn't get a ride, so Shawn, James and Emily carried the night and had a great time!  Thanks to Judy and Harold and the crew!!  See you in
December!
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10/29/10 - Yes - I know it's been awhile since I've posted... we'll blame it on the druthers... I'd druther be sleeping, which I don't think I've gotten but a few hours since mid-July...
and who said sleep was overrated?????  Not in MY book buddy!  :)  
Tonight was a great night at The Brew in Manchester!  Although it was a small showing :(  I expected many more!  :)  Lots of ears to listen tho'.  That was good!  And some new
Performers that came to sing some cover songs (but they knew that they would need to know all the names of the SONGWRITERS, so they had them!  Yeah!!!  Also - we had a
(and I HOPE) prospective new member, Emily Roberts --- great original songs, very nice voice, very nice playing.... I really hope we will be seeing her again and that she will
consider joining our ranks!  Hint Hint! ;0)
Happy Trick or Treat - - - - Beeeee careful!
I also want to mention that we played a new place in Shelbyville - The Parkway Cafe!  It was wonderful!!!  It's a little cafeteria-type place, but they have the most wonderful set up
in a room in the back -- almost concert-style, with their own equipment.  We can just show up and play!  And people who are eating the buffet-style meals in the front will bring
their plates with them to the back and sit and listen to the music!!!  What could be better????  We had the best time!!!  We're going to start to play there every 3rd Friday of the
month and see how it goes!  I hope you'll check it out and see how great it is!  :) :) :)  And YaHayyyyyy....  Sheila Shavers has completed her CD project!!!!  Her CD's are available
for sale NOW!!!!  GET ONE!  They're fabulous!!!!  I believe they are $15, and well worth it!  You can get one directly from Sheila herself at a Circle or go to the New Covenant
Christian Bookstore -- great Christmas gift!!!!!!!!! (hint, hint!!!) ;) ;)  Congratulations, Sheila!!!
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09/21/10 - Tuesday night at Sweet Aroma was an intimate little gathering, but we had a grand time!  Ms. Marilyn, Ms. Sheila and I were there, along with our new soon to be
member, Mr. Tom, who accompanies everyone so well, as well as plays his own very nice songs!!!!  We had a great night!  Looking forward to October at SA!
A few of us went to Jammin' at Hippie Jacks Music Festival 9/23-9/26.  Watch for pics and some captions soon! :)  We had a great time - and the TSC was talked up! :)
During that same weekend, the TSC was hosted by James Bell at The Brew... I understand it went well ---  we'll get the low down from James first hand and report more! :)
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09/10/10 - Our Circle night at The Celtic Cup was very enjoyable -- although we missed our Mr. James. :(  But we carried on, and had a great night.  Marilyn, Shawn and I carried
the night, with a welcome assist from Wally!!!  It was great to see you again!!!!!  We had a nice crowd and it was a fun night!!!  We will be taking a break in October at the Cup, but
will be resuming there again in November.  Our next Circle will be at Sweet Aroma on Tuesday, September 21st.
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We had to cancel our Friday night in Viola -- too many folks having to work late and poor Shawn had another death in the family... we couldn't make it happen, and our wonderful
hosts, Judy and Harold were so understanding and agreed to the last minute cancellation.  But we will make it up to them in October!!!!!  Thanks Viola!  We love ya!!!
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Get Well Wishes going out to our friend Shawn Smith -- hope you're feeling stronger and up to playing that guitar of yours soon!!!! :)  
08/27/10 - The Brew was a fun night -- good players, good listeners, good food - what more can we ask for??  :)  Lots of laughs and good ideas for future Circles...  Come on out
and participate in our next ones coming up!  
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August Catch Up! - Sorry you guys i've been slack about the updates here... I'm trying to get my focus back and get back in gear... :)  So I'll try to update to now and be better going
forward! :)  We did have a busy and really fun August so far!!!!  Our night at The Viola Country Store and Restaurant was wonderful and a lot of fun.  Miss Judy even got a chance
to sit down for a change and listen! :)  She said she really enjoyed it! :) :) :)  We'll be back there September 3rd.  The second Friday at Celtic Cup was LOTS of fun!  We had a
really receptive crowd and strong players, so it was a hoot of a night!   We look forward to being back on Sept. 10th.  Sweet Aroma was wonderful as we got to meet a
hopefully
potential new member!  Miss Sheila Shaver brought her friend Tom Fuss with her to play along... turns out he's also a singer/songwriter himself and very good indeed.  We'd
LOVE to have you join us, Tom! ;)  And hope to see you back again!  Our next circle:  Brew's Alley on Friday, Aug. 27th.  Hope to see you there!
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07/30/10 - THE BREW!  We did it!  We made it!  We were at Brew's Alley!  :)  Rebecca was entirely the gracious hostess and made us feel extra specially welcome, and we had a
wonderful time!  The place is beautiful, lots of seating, both for listening and then in the back for the yackers (is that a hint? wink wink).  There's food to be had if you're hungry,
lots of yummy coffee drinks and cold drinks and some cookie-type snacks... so come on out and see us there the LAST FRIDAY of every month!!!!!  We've got our 4th Circle
night!!!!!!  :) :) :)  And remember -- we have a special "in" at THE BREW - Shawn Smith, who is one of us, is the music director --- if you are interested in booking Brew's Alley as a
solo performer, give her a call.  She can get you in!
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07/21/10 - The Circle at Sweet Aroma Cafe on Tuesday night was small but wonderful!  Thanks to James, Marilyn, Sheila Shavers and some of our loyal regular "fans"!  We
even have a potential new recruit! :) :) :)  Next Circle:  Friday, July 30th at the new venue:  THE BREW!!!  Brew's Alley in Manchester!  Don't Miss It!!!!!  6 to 9PM... Bring all your
friends!!!!!
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07/11/10 - Kathy's Mom, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Martin, passed away at 3 minutes before midnight on Sunday, July 11th, 2010.  Kathy would like to express her deep appreciation
to James Bell, Shawn Smith, Marilyn Harris, Audrey Brown, Jerry Woodward and others who were so helpful in keeping the Circles going while she was out ill herself and while
her mother was in and out of the hospital and at home in hospice care... a songwriter uses words... but sometimes words can not convey how much the friendship and
understanding means at this difficult time...  Thanks is not enough - but Thank You!
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07/04/10 -  
HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!   Be Safe!  
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07/03/10 - It's official!  THE BREW is open for business!  James Bell did a spectacular job of opening the stage of
Brew's Alley for them!  Rebecca and her staff (and lots of
friends and relatives) :) have worked tirelessly to make sure the place was ready -- and it was!!!  It'll only get better from here on out.  The TSC will be performing there for the first
time on the last Friday night of July, which is the 30th!  Everyone should make the effort to come out and support this wonderful new venue.  AND -- it's the PERFECT place to
showcase your own work -- work up a show, contact Shawn Smith, grab a date and fill the room with your friends and neighbors...  it is really going to be THE place in
Manchester to hear good music!!!!!!!  :) :) :)

Rebecca!!!  Tremendous job!  Kudos, I say!!!  And to Shawn and Audrey and all who helped to make it here so far.  You said you're still working on it -- but It's already brilliant! :)  
And if you happen to have tickets to a show at the Manchester Arts Center right across the street --- what a perfect place to have a cup of cappuccino before or after the show! ;)  
Bravo!
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  • 07/02/10 - We came - we sang - we had a wonderful time at Viola!!!  Shawn and Marilyn and I carried the evening, with help and support from Larry!  James was singing
    solo at The Celtic Cup (with some guitar assist from Jerry), so couldn't be with us... but we sang on!  Thanks to the good folks, Judy and Harold, and their wonderful staff,
    of the Viola Valley Country Store and Restaurant who make us feel so welcome!  We look forward to being back the first Friday in August!!! :)
  • We are sad to be losing our good friend Larry Zagranis...  he's leaving for parts North/Northeast... :)  It's farewell, but not goodbye for good we hope... we'll stay in touch
    on the Facebook thing and hopefully see him again.  Good Luck and God's Speed, Larry.  You will truly be missed in our Circles!!! :)
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  • FOR ALL TSC MEMBERS INTERESTED:  If you would like to perform solo at BREW'S ALLEY -- you need to contact their music coordinator, Shawn Smith.  Here is the
    info:












                                                                        Call her for specific dates and more information.  Thanks!
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  • June - All the Circles went very well! :)  I'm sorry I've been lax and out of touch... as many of you know, not only have I been still recuperating myself from my last MS bout,
    but my mom is having medical difficulties as well and is now at home in hospice care... to make matters even worse, I've wrenched my back trying to help out, so I'm
    really having issues ... I'll be participating in Circles as often as possible and updating when I can grab a minute... but know that we are still meeting at our designated
    times (I will definitely try to remember to send out the reminders!) and we hope you will all be able to come out to support the Songwriter's Circle! :) :) :)  ESPECIALLY for
    our debut at the brand new venue in Manchester:  BREW'S ALLEY!  Friday, July 30th, 6-9pm.  Hope to see you there!
  • And remember:  James Bell will be opening as Brew's Alley's first solo performer on Saturday, July 3rd!
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  • 05/18/10 - Thanks to everyone who made it out to Sweet Aroma on Tuesday!  We had a really fun night!  I was actually able to sing and play a little bit - tho' I'm not quite
    there yet! - and we had -- count 'em -- 8 other songwriter members in attendance, including our newest member Charlotte! :) :) :)  Wow!  Plus -- Our loyal and true fans
    who came out to support us as well.  A truly tremendous evening! :)  Lets try to keep the fun going!  Next up:  Viola on Friday, June 4th!  See you there!!!
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  • 05/12/10 - Hello all!  Just to let you know I'm alive and kicking... tho' not exactly up to playing yet, but I think I might make an appearance at our next Circle at the Celtic Cup
    (Friday, 5/14), at least to say "hi".  Thanks so much to James and Shawn and Jerry and all who have kept things going while I've been down for the count!  I'm glad you
    guys have been keeping the writing and the singing going! :)  And thanks to everyone for the well wishes, flowers and cards!  I so appreciate your kindnesses!!!  I'm trying
    to get better as fast as I can! :)
  • Also.... WELCOME to our newest Circle member - Charlotte Cappama!  She joins us from Manchester, TN!  Can't wait to meet you and hear your songs! :)
  • I'll take this opportunity to mention that we have found our fourth night venue! :) :) :)  Stay tuned for more information, but the new place will be in Manchester!  And we are
    SOOOOO excited to be able to play there!  Details are coming soon, so watch for them here!!!! :) :) :)  
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  • 04/26/10 - Next up for TSC: The Tater Box on Friday, April 30th - 6 to 8pm!  We'll really need your support because my MS has kicked my butt once again and I may not be
    able to be there --- so we'll need you to come out to share your talents and help us keep things going!  Touch base with James Bell or Shawn Smith for more details.  
    James has a couple of wonderful new songs to share - and there's fabulous new CD news from Trapper Haskins!  Come and join the fun!
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  • 04/14/10 - Sad to report that our friend Shawn Smith has had a dear uncle pass away...  Condolences, prayers and our deepest sympathies are with you and Sein...  
    We're thinking of you!
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  • 04/09/10 - We love the Celtic Cup - had a good group, and a nice crowd!  Hope to see more of the old gang start to come around now that the weather is getting nicer!  
    Come on you guys!!  Lets Play! :)'
  • And Marilyn!!! :)  I really LOVE me some "Lips Like Elvis"!!! :) :) :)
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  • 04/02/10 - Even though it was Good Friday :), we were playing in Viola! ;)  I still ate a wonderful dinner (I had a vegetable omelet) and we played (with reserve) until 7:45...
    :)  Everyone was wonderful to us... we had a great crowd!  Can't wait to be back in May! :) :) :)
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  • 03/27/10 - Celtic Cup asked us to help them celebrate their 1st Anniversary!!!!!!  So TSC played from 2 until 6 pm!!!  Thanks so much to James Bell, Shawn Smith and
    Jerry Woodward for helping to make the day merry --- and especially to Larry Zagranis for his outstanding help throughout the entire day!  Chris and Denise have made
    the Celtic Cup one of the most memorable and welcoming places in Tullahoma!  If you haven't stopped in yet -- you MUST do it!!!  Grab a cup o' coffee or tea, pull up a
    chair -- give a listen to whoever might be playing music or reading poetry that evening... it's a lot of fun!!!! :)
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  • 03/16/10 - A very GREEN crowd at Sweet Aroma on our St. Patrick's Day Eve :) :) :) Thanks to everyone who came out to participate and to listen!  We had a blast!  Hope to
    see you again soon at SA!  :) :) :)  I love me some Chai Tea! :o0
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  • 03/12/10 - We had an outstanding turnout on Friday at the Celtic Cup!  Thanks to all the songwriters who came to share their talents, and thanks to those who came to
    listen -- it's so much more fun with you!  And most of all - thanks to our hosts at The Celtic Cup, Chris and Diane -- we are so grateful you put up with us! :)  We're hoping
    for more nights just like this one!!!!!  If you haven't been out in a while - you're missing some really great music!  Come on out and play with us! :) :) :)  (See the pictures
    from the night at the bottom of this page.)
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  • 03/07/10 - I have VERY SAD NEWS to pass on.... :(  Our friend and host from The Sweet Aroma Cafe, Barbara Burch, has passed away.  She was ill with cancer, and
    succumbed at Harton Hospital on Sunday.  Our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt sympathies are with Barbara's family and friends.  Visitation is at Tullahoma Funeral
    Home on Tuesday, March 9th from 5-8pm.  The funeral will be on Wednesday.  She will be missed!!  
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  • 03/05/10 - What a wonderful evening at The Viola Valley Country Store & Restaurant!  We had an amazing time, the food was GREAT! :) and we even surprised James
    with some new "groupie" T-shirts! :)  A really fun time was had by all, and we can't wait to be back again.  Thanks to Judy & Harold for the hospitality!  
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  • 03/03/10 - Check out the pics from the night at THE TATER BOX (scroll to the bottom of the page).  :) :) :)
  • 02/27/10 - We had a wonderful night of songs and fun at THE TATER BOX!  Thanks to the crew there that made us feel so welcome!  And the great news:  They'd like us
    to come back to visit!  So we are schedule to be there again on Friday, April 30th.  As soon as we get the pics that were taken that night, we'll be posting them on this
    page, and THE TATER BOX will post on their website as well!  :) :) :)
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  • We've been invited to play on Saturday, February 27th, 6 to 8pm, at a new venue:  THE TATER BOX.  It's another out-of-the-way little place (directions are listed above -
    look for the potato guy!) with great food and nice people!  They are really looking forward to us being there, and have promised an enthusiastic crowd! :)   We'd love to
    make a good impression on this first performance - and they are willing to work with us as to finding a better day to hold our Circle (Saturday nights are bad for some of
    us...)  Please make an effort to come out and support the TSC at THE TATER BOX.
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  • Ok - I'm a little behind on the updates here - I'm blaming it on the snow! :)
  • 02/05/10 - Viola was wonderful - as usual!  Trapper popped in and sang us a song before he and James were scheduled to perform at a benefit for Haitian relief down
    the road.  Shawn was able to sing go a few rounds with us before she was called away for her day job.  I have to give a big THANK YOU to Audrey, who gave me a lift to
    my truck! :)  If you haven't come out to The Viola Valley Country Store and Restaurant yet - please make the effort!  They have great food, and the staff could NOT be nicer
    to us! :)  
  • 02/12/10 - Our Friday at the Celtic Cup went very well, even though only James and I were there to perform.  But the crowd was attentive and generous!  Members:  don't
    forget us on that 2nd Friday -- The Celtic Cup is a wonderfully intimate place to play -- a very conducive venue!  Please check it out!!!
  • 02/16/10 - Sweet Aroma was so much FUN!!!!!  Our newest member, Jerry, came and wowed us with his guitar work.  We had 6 other songwriters in attendance and we
    had the best time playing, singing harmonies, and listening to the back-stories!!!!  Those of us that were there are really looking forward to our SA session next month!!  
    Come on out - bring some friends! :)
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  • 01/19/10 - We had a great night at Sweet Aroma!  Songwriter favorites, prospective new members, and loyal listeners! :)  Let's keep it going!
  • The Tullahoma News came before the night started and did an interview for the Circle.  The article appeared in the paper on Sunday, 1/24/10.  Check it out in the TSC
    News below!
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  • 01/01/2010 -- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  We're beginning our 3rd year as the Tullahoma Songwriter's Circle!  We invite you to invite all your friends to come out and support
    local songwriters on any Circle night we are performing!  Of course, we hope YOU will be performing as well!  Best Wishes to all for a wonderful 2010!  See you soon!
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Oops.. Shawn is no longer coordinating the music
at THE BREW -- the lady is just too busy!  So if you
would be interested in booking time at Brews
Alley, please now contact Rebecca directly.  
See the
new card at left!
Double oops - Rebecca
is no longer there -- now
the lady to talk to is
Judy.

TSC News - 2011

  • 12/9/11 - What a wonderful night we had at The Celtic Cup!!  Celebrating our 5th Anniversary, we had James, Marilyn, Devinn, Charlotte, myself and -- TA DAAAH -
    Sherry Lawson!!!  So glad to see and hear Sherry again!!  Thanks so much to Chris and Denise for being the gracious hosts they always are!  If you missed it - you
    missed a good one!!!
  • Our next Circle night is Friday, December 30th at The Brew in Manchester!  One more chance to celebrate our 5 years together.  So - trivia, prizes and a pre-New Year's
    celebration!  Hoping to see you there!!!
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  • 12/2/11 - Our first Circle in our 5th anniversary month of December was outstanding!!  Many thanks to Mark Irish, our generous host at The Family Music Center, and
    the 9 (count 'em - 9!) songwriters who performed!!!  What fun!!  Next anniversary Circle is Friday, 12/9 at The Celtic Cup!  We'll have trivia and prizes again, and it will be
    TSC Trivia -- all of which can be found on this Circle page!  So peruse the site to brush up on your Circle facts!!!  See you Friday!!!
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  • November -- We had minimal attendance all through November... :(  Thanks so much to James and Bard for The Brew night.  Tho' not many people, we had a fun
    night!
  • So we're hoping to see a lot of you this month --- OUR 5th ANNIVERSARY YEAR  for the Circle!!!  We're here for you -- please support us so we can continue!!
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  • 10/28/11 - Our night at The Brew was really fun!  Thanks to James (GREAT little love song on a 30 minute deadline!!!), Devinn (we LOVE Sparrow!) and Charlotte (still
    Chasing Babies!) for joining me!!!  And thanks to Judy for the hospitality!!!  Next up:  Family Music Center on Nov. 4th!  See ya there!
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  • See you at the next Circle:  The Brew, Friday, October 14th, 2011, 6 to 9pm.  Bring ALL your friends.  :) :) :)
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  • ANNOUNCEMENT!  We will no longer be playing at Sweet Aroma Cafe - they have closed for good. :(
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  • 10/14/11 - We had a GREAT crowd on Friday night at the Celtic Cup!!  Thanks to Devinn, Shawn, and Marilyn for the night (we couldn't convince Marilyn to play - but she
    was MVP for me for getting me there! :) :) :) )   And may I just add... the artichoke soup was to DIE for!  Thanks!!
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  • 10/07/11 - Our night at the Family Music Center was a lot of fun!  Good music, great listeners -- and a HUGE thanks to Brian who ran sound for us.  Thank you, thank
    you, thank you!!! :)
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  • September -- Yea - lax again on my part :( -- but not much really happened this month.... Family Music Center was a good night, tho' we didn't see many of you there...
    Celtic Cup turned out to be a duo night for Marilyn and me... Sweet Aroma, tho' I showed up and set up and got to meet a potential new member, we didn't get to play
    because the owner's grandmother was in the hospital and no one was there to open, so we had to leave.  And I was completely solo at The Brew - no one else
    showed to play -- and it was owner Judy and a friend of hers there to listen all night.  So....  I really hope we do much better in October!!!  Hint, Hint......
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  • 08/26/11 - The Circle at The Brew on Friday was like a little intimate concert - like old times - with just me and James.  Three hours of just us - those who were there
    got to hear a lot of our material that we haven't pulled out in quite a while! ;) :) :)  I realize football is important, but where WAS everyone????  We missed you!
  • 08/16/11 - Had to cancel Sweet Aroma last minute due to my dad being in the hospital.  He's thankfully home and doing much better now.
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  • 08/12/11 - What a night at Celtic Cup!  Not only did we have a wonderful crowd, we had lots of songwriters to perform, including James, Shawn, Marilyn and Sid and
    Carrie, with a surprise sit in by Trapper, who stopped by before his night at London's in town!!!  What a blast!!  Hope we'll be seeing more of Sid & Carrie now that
    they've found us again!! (hint hint)  Soooo much fun!!!!!
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  • 08/05/11 - We had such fun at The Family Music Center!  Free popcorn and dollar sodas for the audience, and Shawn, James, Marilyn and I were on hand with
    assistance from two Terrys :).  We had a great time!!  Thanks to Mark for the great hospitality.  Pass the word -- FMC is a laid back Circle night that's lots of fun!!!
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  • 07/29/11 - Our night at The Brew, tho' intimate, was a lot of fun.  Thanks to Devinn, Charlotte and Rosalyn for sharing the night with me!!  We had a great time!  But the
    most delightful moment of the evening for me came from Rebecca's 50's outfit!!!!!!  :) But you can still catch her in the 50's show she was rehearsing.... touch base with
    her for details to check it out!
  • I've had a suggestion of having a "Spotlight of the Month" for members on the Circle Page, to include bio, headshot, interview and MP3 link for a song.  Interested?  
    Send me an email and let me know... we'll begin in September with our first "volunteer"... !!!  :) :) :)
  • Our next Circle is at The Family Music Center - hope to see you there!!
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  • 07/23/11 - Sorry I've been remiss at updating "The News" everyone... between computer complications and some health issues, I've been "away".  I hope to be back
    on the ball! :) :)
  • We've been having some really great nights at the Celtic Cup and the Family Music Center!!  Unfortunately, you seem to have forgotten us at Sweet Aroma.  As a solo
    night for me there I've had to resort to relying on my past "bar hopping" days of playing originals and covers to fill the 2 hours, so it's become a sort of fun sing along
    night!  :)
  • Our next Circle will be at The Brew this Friday, July 29th.  Hope to see you then!!!
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  • 03/25/11 - Our night at THE BREW was really inspiring!!!  We met our newest members, Randy Howard and Chuck Baker!  They're from Lynchburg -- and we'll
    hopefully be seeing them again soon!  Randy has had songs recorded by Hank Williams III, and is a very talented performer.  Chuck is a songwriter, and we got to
    hear their collaborations when Randy sang one of their songs!  :)  James Bell was on hand (thank you, James!) and we had a nice little crowd to entertain!!!  For those
    of you who missed the night -- we had a LOT of FUN!!!
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  • 03/20/11 - James Bell has been a very busy guy this month!!!!  Not only was he featured in two, count 'em, TWO articles in The Tullahoma News, he's hosting Brew's
    Alley After Hours, a local cable TV show, AND has become engaged to his fiancé, Trisha!!!!  A May wedding is planned.... CONGRATULATIONS James!!!  
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  • 03/18/11 - Thanks to Rebecca and the staff at THE BREW for making my solo evening so enjoyable!  Big thanks to Larry Z, Devinn Raye, Dad & Betty Jean and all
    those who came to listen!  I really appreciate your support!!! :)
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  • 03/11/11 - We had an awesome night at The Celtic Cup!  With James, Shawn, Marilyn, me and Larry performing, we also had a visit from Papa Mike, who graced us
    with his harmonicas.  AND we had special visits from Trapper Haskins and Sherry Lawson!!!  With a really nice crowd to listen in, it was a very enjoyable evening!  I've
    added some pics from the night in our "photo gallery" below. Thanks to Chris and Denise, our hosts at The Cup!  We love ya!
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  • 03/06/11 - Congratulations to James Bell and Rebecca Magierski on the great feature article in the Tullahoma Sunday News advertising "Brew's Alley After Hours",
    which will be taped live performances of musicians and songwriters aired on local stations -- hosted by our very own James Bell!  Any interest in performing -- contact
    Rebecca at THE BREW!  :) :) :)
  • Next up -- The Celtic Cup on Friday, March 11th.  Hope to see many of your there!
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  • 03/04/11 -  Our opening night at The Family Music Center couldn't have been better!  :)  We had 3 core players (Shawn, Marilyn and me) with lots of assistance from
    Larry Z, as well as 4 new players and potential new members to The Circle!  With such a great listening "family" to support us --- we are soooooo looking forward to
    our date in April at the Center.  A sincere THANK YOU to Mark for hosting us!  We had an awesome time!!!  See what you missed --  I will be posting pics from the night
    soon.  :) :) :)
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  • 02/25/11 - We rocked THE BREW at our monthly Circle there on Friday... 5 songwriters performed to an appreciative audience!  We had a blast!!!  Thanks, Rebecca!
  • It was announced that "The Brew After Hours" will be airing on the local Link channel, with James Bell as host!  Congratulations, Rebecca and James!  :)
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  • 02/18/11 - Well, besides me being really sick for the last few weeks and breaking the bone in my foot which still hasn't healed completely --- I've been a little lax with
    the updates!  Excuses, Excuses I know.  But we've still been singing!!  In February, we had a great night at Celtic Cup with Devinn, Emily and me holding court.  It was
    a lot of fun!!  And Emily played the piano!!!  Yea!  At Sweet Aroma, it was me and Devinn, but we had a great time with our loyal listeners!!!  :)  We really wish more of you
    would show up at Sweet Aroma!  They are allowing us to use their place, it would be great if more of you would take advantage! (hint, hint)  And our night at Parkway
    was really fun!  Marilyn and I played and our newest member, Kati O'Grady, came and played with guitar help from George!  We had a lot of fun!  We were disappointed
    we didn't see the Shelbyville contingent there (Sheila???) :)  I sang one of your songs in your absence.... :) :) :)  Next up:  The Brew on the 25th.  Hope to see some of
    you there!!!
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  • 1/29/11 - Another great night at THE BREW!  We had several very talented songwriters to perform, and a wonderful mix of audience members to listen!  So happy that
    things are going well.  Thanks to Rebecca - who was interviewed by the Tullahoma News - read the info in our TSC Press section, below.  :)
  • On the horizon at THE BREW may be a LightTube TV show hosted by our very own James Bell!!!!  Stay tuned to see if and/or when this comes to fruition!!  Very
    exciting!!
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  • 01/18/11 - We had a really fun night at Sweet Aroma!  A nice crowd, and Devinn and I held down the fort!!  :)  Next Circle is this Friday at Parkway Cafe.  Hope to see
    some of you there!
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  • 01/14/11 - What a great way to usher in our New Year!!!  Our night at Celtic Cup was absolutely wonderful!  Not only did all our "base" players show up, but we saw
    some faces we haven't seen in a while (glad you made it, Wally!), AND we met some brand new players too!  Charlie - we hope you come back and visit SOON! :)  And
    Drew is our newest member!  YAY!!!  Next up - Sweet Aroma and Parkway Cafe.  Hope to see you soon!

TSC News - 2012

12/07/12 - Big thanks to Mark & Cindy and The Family Music Center for hosting our 6th Anniversary Circle on Friday.  The stage looked GREAT!!!!! :)  And many thanks to those who joined me to
perform: James, Jason, Larry, Bobby and Charlie!!!!  Considering ALL the guys stopped by before their gig on "the mountain", I really appreciate you being there!!!!  Our next Circle will also celebrate
the anniversary --- hope to see you at Celtic Cup on the 14th!!!
Sad news - Our member, Katie O'Grady lost her husband this month after an illness.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you Katie.  
Also - Shawn has a member of her family close to losing her battle with cancer.  We are thinking of you too.
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11/09/12 - Our Circle night at The Celtic Cup was a blast!  :)  The "main trio" (Shawn, Marilyn and me) was joined by Larry and Bobby DeYoung.  We were rocking and laughing and just having a grand
old time.  If you missed us, you missed the chance to hear Bobby play some new songs for which he's been awarded contracts!!!!  ANOTHER member we can say "we knew him when!"  Thanks to all
who played and all who came to listen.  You made the night!  And of course - thanks so much to Denise and Chris, our most excellent, generous hosts!
Since our next Circle will be in December, I'd like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!  See you soon!
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11/02/12 - It was a fun night at The Family Music Center.  Thanks to Marilyn, Dave, Mark and Cindy, and a sit in from Shawn, who was under the weather, but able to provide a little percussion! :)  If you
weren't there - you missed a good time!  Next Circle:  Celtic Cup on Friday, November 9th!!
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Sad news for Shawn - a relative passed away recently.  Marilyn and I were honored to be asked to join Shawn to sing at the service.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.  
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10/12/12 - We had a good night at The Celtic Cup.  Thanks to Shawn, Marilyn, and Katie O'Grady for joining me to perform.  Marilyn left early to perform in Monteagle at the SmokeHouse.  Friends of
Shawn's came by, and we got a new member.   Welcome to our ranks, Kate Blanchard.  Her husband Jason and daughter Chastity came for the support, and Jason sat in with us on percussion.  
AND Charlie Allen came by for a visit from his songwriting session in Nashville and sang a few songs for us!!!  Great fun!!!
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09/05/12 - Our evening at The Family Music Center turned out to be so much fun!  It was only me and Dave Watson for the evening, when we were surprised by James Bell!!!  My friends Linda and Ron
came by and Ron added some percussion....  we had a blast!  Mark says next month --- EVERYONE shows up!!!!!!!!   I reiterate that sentiment.  Don't forget - we're only here for you.  Support your local
music venues!!!!
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A great big THANK YOU to Shawn and Marilyn who joined me to entertain at my friends Joe & Ann Monteleone's house for Joe's 87th Birthday Party!!  :) :) :)  Tho' it was close quarters, we had a great
time and everyone seemed to really enjoy the night!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!!!!  Love you Lots!!!!  :) :) :)
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09/28/12 - The Celtic Cup is holding a regular open mic night on the 4th Friday of every month.  I've taken over host duties, so anyone who would like to come and play a 1/2 hour set, please contact
Chris at The Cup and sign up for a slot.  This week James Russell and Gene Maxwell joined me in filling the 3 hr night.  This open mic is NOT restricted to original material, so if you'd like to perform a
cover song or 5, please give Chris a call!   931-563-7733
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09/14/12 - Our night at The Celtic Cup was sooooo exciting!  We had our trio, Shawn, Marilyn and me.  Then we had the first place winner of the Smokin' Hits Songwriter's contest, Bobby DeYoung.  
AND -- our visitor from across the pond, Edwina Hayes!!  Visiting from Manchester, England, she was quite a treat!!!!  Definitely check out both of these outstanding performers.
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09/07/12 - Family Music Center was fun... we were two strong, with two guests!  Thanks to Dave, Tristan and Obie.  :)  Thanks to Mark and Brian as well.  They've really got the radio station going
strong!!!  WFMCJams!!!  
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08/31/12 - Viola's Best has decided to feature solo performers at their venue, so we as the TSC will NOT be performing there monthly.  It's ok... we still have our two places as month, and those of us
who attend will find plenty to do with the extra time!!!!  We can go and see other acts, have more time for writing, etc......  Hope to see you at our next Circle - The Family Music Center on Friday,
September 7th.  :) :) :)
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08/17/12 - Because Old Tyme Cafe in Viola has changed hours, we will no longer be performing there.  However, Shawn has hooked us up with "Viola's Best", a quaint little restaurant in the town of
Viola, right on the town square.  We will start playing there every 3rd Friday.  Stay tuned for more info.  :)
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Ms. Marilyn Harris wants to let you know about an upcoming songwriting/networking opportunity:  The Smokin' Hot Songwriters Seminar coming up in September in Monteagle.  
For details, check out this link:
http://www.smokinhitsongwriters.com/
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08/03/12 -  We had a great time at The Family Music Center!  Thanks to Marilyn, Shawn, Lonny and Bobby for joining me!  And a big "CONGRATS" to Mary, who debuted her song and sang it in public
for the very first time!!!!  Great job!!!   We also did a couple "call signs" for the new internet radio site, and Mark recorded the night for some gems to put on the station!  Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!!
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07/20/2 - Well -- our night in Viola ended before it even got started...  By the time Marilyn and I got there, it was already 6pm, but no AC and no one in the place, management wanted to close at 7pm, so
no reason to even set up.  However -- we did meet 2 new potential members!!!  One of which has already decided to join! :)  So the trip was worth it! :) :) :)  Welcome Bobby (who, btw, runs his own
sound studio!)  And we look forward to seeing Frank again too!!!!  Next Circle:  Family Music Center on Friday, August 3rd.  
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07/13/12 - Who said Friday the 13th has anything to do with bad luck? :)  Our standard "trio" from TSC performed at our Circle at The Celtic Cup, and lo and behold --- local Channel 6 came out to film
a little bit of the performance for their TV show.  It will air on Lighttube Channel 6 this coming Wednesday....  see what happens when you miss a Circle?  :) :) :)  You just never know who could show
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07/06/12 - We had a really fun night at The Family Music Center!  Thanks to Mark and Cindy for the great hospitality and to Brian for the sound help!
The Family Music Center will soon be broadcasting local musicians on their new Internet Radio station.  Stay tuned here for more details!
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!  Thanks to our troops still serving, enjoy a safe and free 4th of July!!  
Our next Circle:  Friday, July 6th at The Family Music Center in Manchester!  
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It is with utter sadness I let you know that our dear friend and fellow songwriter, Richard Koslick, suffered a massive heart attack.  He died on Sunday, June 3rd. His
visitation and funeral are being arranged and I will post the particulars here and on the Circle page as soon as they are available.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his
lovely wife, Linda, and their entire family.  We so loved Dick.  He was a breath of fresh air and the spirit of enthusiasm.  And our best and most devoted fan.  He will be
sorely missed...
Touch the Cross of Peacefulness, Dick!
June 2010 - Fam Jam at The Family Music Center - our slot went well with Shawn, Dave, Marilyn and myself representing.  Thanks to Mark, Chuck, Brian, Jason, and all who made it a great day!
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May 2010 - FMC was a good night.  Celtic Cup was a solo night for me, with an assist from Kathryn on the ukulele! :) :) :)  Viola was our last night of having Mr. James Bell as a host!  He's moving on to
bigger and better things, and we couldn't be happier for him!!!  
We will no longer be holding a Circle night at the Brew.  :(   Just couldn't get anyone to show up to play.  Since I can't do this all by myself anymore, something had to give.  We want to thank Judy and
Brew's Alley for all their wonderful hospitality.  Sorry we couldn't bring more people out to listen!
Our next Circle will be on
SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd at The Family Music Center (their "back" stage).  Just in time to open up for Bonnaroo!  :)  We are playing from 2:30 to 3:30pm.
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04/20/12 - Fun tymes at Old Tyme Viola Country Cafe!  Performers were Shawn, James, Dave and me!  We had a blast!!  And of course, our MVP of the evening -- Larry Z!  Thanks to all who came to
listen.  We also debuted the songwriting talents of Dick and Linda!!  Great night!!
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04/13/12 - We had a wonderful night at The Celtic Cup!  Thanks to Marilyn, Devinn and Katy for joining me for the entertainment - and a very special thanks to Shawn for joining us so soon after
suffering a small stroke!   Lots of get well thoughts and prayers for her continued speedy recovery!!!!!!!  Also a shout out to Bonnie, who helped us set up while Chris and Denise were away to
celebrate their son's graduation!  :) :) :)  And of course, last but not least, a big thanks to everyone who came out to listen!!!  We LOVE The Celtic Cup!!!
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04/06/12 - Our night at Family Music Center turned out to be a really fun night!!!  Thanks to Marilyn, Larry, Dave, JW, Drew and Mark for joining me and sharing all the good music!
James and Trapper have done it again!  Got their names in the Easter Sunday edition of the Tullahoma News.  But TSC got a mention too!!!  Putting a copy in our "Press" as soon as I can get a copy
scanned!  Yea!!
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March 2012 - Guess I'm a little behind the times, huh?  Well... we had a blast during the month of March.  Our Circles at all our venues were lots of fun.  Thank God for our regulars!!!!  Always a
pleasure to hear their music - it's only getting better and better.  And we even got to hear some new recruits and guest stars!  If you aren't coming out  to join us, you're really missing a good time!
1st Friday in April at the Family Music Center.  Hope to see you there!
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02/17/12 - Thanks to all who came to perform and to listen for our Circle at Old Tyme Viola Country Cafe!  We had a great time!!!  I was joined by James, Shawn, Marilyn, Devinn, Andrew and Charlie!  
Wow!  Lots of great talent, and a wonderful venue to have a good time!!!  Thanks to Donnie and Krissy for being such great hosts -- food was great! :)  Hope to see more of you in Viola in March! :) :) :)
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02/10/12 - The Circle at The Celtic Cup was so much fun!!  We had a great crowd!  Thanks to Shawn, Marilyn, Devinn, and Larry for performing with me on Friday.  We had two surprise guests - Olivia
(who is a young Martina McBride-like singer songwriter) and Nashville singer/songwriter Charlie Allen.  I even got to sing some harmony with Charlie!  What fun!!!  Thanks to Chris and Denise for
sticking with us for such a long time.  If you haven't stopped by The Cup lately, you're missing the best little hangout in Tullahoma!  
Next up:  Old Tyme Viola Country Cafe on Friday, February 17th, 6 to 9pm.  Such a charming place -- come and check out the "new digs"!  :)
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02/03/12 - We had a great group at The Family Music Center!  Such a fun time!!!  Not only did we have our regulars Shawn, James and Marilyn join me, we had Jason, Arty, Craig, Lonny and Bryan.  
LOTS o' GREAT MUSIC!!!  Everyone bring your friends.  The FMC has become such an enjoyable venue!  If you haven't checked us out there yet, what are you waiting for?  Join the party!!  And thanks to
Mark for running sound and being the host extraordinare!
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01/27/12 - James presided over the Circle night at The Brew - thanks to all who participated and came to listen!  We appreciate you!  
Some of us were at The Celtic Cup at their first "Open Mic Night .  Chris & Denise are booking 1/2 hour slots to perform, original or covers, from 6 to 9pm.  Devinn and Shawn performed as well as
many other local talents!  If you can't make it to The Brew when the Circle falls on the 4th Friday of the month, The Celtic Cup has a GREAT opportunity to hear some great music!
Our next Circle:  The Family Music Center on Friday, Feb. 13th, 6 to 9pm.  See you there!
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01/18/12 - Wow!  We had a fantastic night at the NEW Viola venue!  The brand new name of the place is:  
Old Tyme Viola Country Cafe.  Donnie and Krissy, our very generous hosts, were so
welcoming and made the night so fun!  Thanks to the members who joined me to perform:  Shawn, Marilyn, Bard, and Devinn, with a BIG THANKS to Larry, who brought the sound system!  And we
appreciate those who came to listen!!!  (Shout out to Mark and Dick and their wives...)  :)   Krissy tells me that they are working on building a new website page, and I'll link you in as soon as it's up and
running!  Great food, friendly atmosphere, and a nice stage to perform on!  Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 3rd Friday of every month and join us for the fun at Viola!!!
A big "Get Well Soon" going out to James Bell.  He was out sick and so unable to attend the Viola festivities.  Even worse, he's had to cancel his upcoming appearance on the Lynchburg radio show.
:(  Hope you get to feeling much better soon, James....  we missed you!
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Next Circle:  Friday, January 20th at The Viola Valley Country Store & Restaurant!  6pm til...  We are really looking forward to going back to Viola and seeing everyone!  The place is now under new
management -- can't wait! :) :) :)  Hope you can join us!
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01/13/12 - Mark Irish at The Family Music Center offered to host the Circle on the 2nd Friday when he heard we had been bumped at The Cup.  Though not as large a crowd as we had last week -- we
had a really great night at FMC!  Thanks to James, Marilyn, Devinn, Jason and Andrew for performing with me -- and thanks to our wonderful audience!!!!  And of course, thanks to Mark!!!! :)
One of our most loyal members, Larry Z, is starting his own studio!  :) :) :)  We LOVE Larry, and want to get the word out for him to all our members who might be interested in recording demos of their
songs...  I don't have the details yet -- but as soon as I do, I'll report it here.  Stay tuned! :)
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Celtic Cup asked us to step aside in January for an act coming to them from Canada.  So we will not be at The Celtic Cup this month.
01/06/12 - We had a blast at The Family Music Center!!  And when Mark heard we got bumped from The Cup, he offered the FMC to us on the 13th!  So please get the word out!!!  We had a wonderful
night on the 6th -- let's see if we can top it on the dreaded Friday the 13th!!!! :) :) :)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We had a fun last circle of 2011 at The Brew!  Thanks to James, Marilyn, and Shawn for performing.  We've decided to try the 3rd Friday of the month at The Brew to see if the
change-up might bring some more people in...  Please join us in January!!!  HAPPY 2012!!!!!!
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