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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.

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On Friday, January 20th at 9:30 a.m., SAW Board Member and Open Stage Radio show host Michelle Murray will interview award-winning songwriter Laurence Baer, who has won several awards, including a Gold award in SAW's... more

On the next Open Stage, Michelle interviews award-winning songwriter and performer Woody LIissauer who won several awards in SAW's 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. A major figure in the Mid-Atlantic touring scene of... more

Michelle will interview Daryl Davis, who has been keyboardist and bandleader for Rock ‘n Roll's founding father Chuck Berry for over a quarter of a century. Chicago native Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University, with a degree in... more

On Sunday, April 7 at 12 p.m., Michelle will interview Justin Trawick, a MASC award-winning songwriter who is also the founder of The 9 Songwriter Series, a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. Each installment features... more

The Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) and Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) are sponsoring a benefit concert at the BlackRock Center for the Arts on January 12 to raise funds for communities affected by Hurricane... more

Chatham Street, the duo of Christal and Peter Prout will join Open Stage host Michelle Murray on the Open Stage on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss their upcoming Best of SAW Showcase appearance at the Strathmore... more

Award-winning singer/songwriter Carey Creed will join Open Stage host Michelle Murray on the Open Stage on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her upcoming Focus Music Show in Mount Vernon with Susan Greenbaum, and to... more

On Thursday, January 12 at 11 p.m., Michelle will talk to Sherri Robbins, aka the Funky Deva, who just released an award-winning CD, Good N Plenty, featuring an ecclectic mix of deeply nuanced jazzy blues, pop, and gospel flavored tracks.... more

Featuring interviews with several performers who will be appearing in the November 3 SAW Blues Showcase at Blues Alley.
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