Who is the Maine songwriter of the year?
Peter Alexander, president of the Maine Songwriters Association (MSA), is hosting the finalists of the second annual MSA contest to find the best songwriter of the year this weekend at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. Maine, and especially Portland, is brimming with talented musicians (see numbers 13 through 17 in our Reasons to Love Portland), and the contest seeks to highlight some up and comers in the state. Alexander provided us with sample songs from this years contestants. Listen to their tunes for yourself, and be sure to check out other musicians around Maine.
Caroline Cotter - La Marionette (http://www.carolinecotter.com/la-marionette.html)
Ed Desjardins- The Greatest Story Never Told (http://mainesongwriters.com/main/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/3-a3b9a6bf710862b0cce7e25d50948a67/2012/06/MASGREATEST.mp3)
John Schindler – Laika (http://mainesongwriters.com/main/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/3-a3b9a6bf710862b0cce7e25d50948a67/2012/07/Laika.mp3)
Shanna Underwood - Dry Water (http://mainesongwriters.com/main/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/3-a3b9a6bf710862b0cce7e25d50948a67/2012/07/6-3-Dry-Water_2.mp3)
Heather Pierson - A Hard Man To Please (http://mainesongwriters.com/main/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/3-a3b9a6bf710862b0cce7e25d50948a67/2012/07/01-A-Hard-Man-To-Please-live.mp3)
Earl Bigelow - Rocking Stone (www.mainesongwriters.com/main/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/3-a3b9a6bf710862b0cce7e25d50948a67/2012/08/01-Rocking-Stone.mp3)
Jed Curtis – Heartache (http://jedsongs.bandcamp.com/track/heartache)
Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett- House on Fire (http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_13999485?)
For more on the event this Saturday go to www.mainesongwriters.org