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The Open Stage

The Open Stage


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The Open Stage features the best of the Washington D.C./Baltimore area singer/songwriters, including members of the Songwriter's Association of Washington. Each show will feature an interview and music from a different songwriter, and we'll talk about song inspiration, the songwriting process, and of course, tracks from artists' CDs and upcoming shows to attend.

On-Demand Episodes

Singer-Songwriter Kevin Dudley, who heads up the Songwriter's Toolbox Sessioms for the Songwriter's Association of Washington, joins Michelle to talk about his upcoming workshop at SAW Community Day on June 11.... more

Songwriter Bob Franke will join Michelle on the Open Stage to discuss his upcoming SAW/BSA songwriting workshop and house concert the weekend of January 15-16. Bob has been offering his own brand of songwriting workshop... more

Nashville songwriting pros Sally Barris, Don Henry, Craig Carothers will join Michelle on the Open Stage to discuss their upcoming Nashville Songwriters Workshop, sponsored by the Songwriter's Association of Washington, on Oct.... more

On Tuesday, July 6th, lead guitarist and multiple Wammie award nominee Les Hatley, will join Michelle on The Open Stage to talk about his debut solo CD, Second Chair, a new CD in the works, and his various musical adventures... more

On Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m., Michelle will interview Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers and also talk about their upcoming SAW showcase show at the Athenaeum on April 25. Siobhan and Michael's first recording together,... more

On Wednesday, March 10th, Michelle will speak with Cathy Fink (a returning Open Stage guest, Victoria Vox and Kevin Dudley, who will all be featured at SAW and The Writer's Center's first collaborative Songwriter Concert... more

Join Michelle to welcome back and the talented duo of AtThisPoint, for their second appearance on the Open Stage. ATP(featuring Donate Gardner and Gerri Smith) is known for their beautiful harmonies and inspired lyrics. On this show,... more

The songwriting duo of Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley will join Michelle on the Open Stage on Saturday, Feb. 6th at 2 p.m. Their work has earned them 51 WAMMIE nominations and ten WAMMIE Awards, including BEST... more

'New Artist of the Year' and 'Modern Rock Vocalist' Wammie winner, Margot played with her band at the 2009 Washington Area Music Awards revealing formidable vocal strength and emotional depth in her powerful heartrending... more

Michelle will interview and play songs from four of the 12 finalists who will be performing at the Songwriter's Showcase at the Smithsonian on October 27th -- Margot MacDonald, Laura Baron, Sol Creech and Talia Segal-- as well as Fred... more
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