EPSWC



The Official


EL Paso Song-Writing CONTEST
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Mission

The EPSWC convenes to encourage, promote and honor the song-writing talents of El Paso's musicians.   We do so by providing a dedicated venue and competition event, where musicians can showcase their original works to a public audience and expose it to other professionals for  feedback and acclaim.  We believe, that by promoting the craft of song-writing in such a manner, it will galvanize El Paso's song-writing community;  foster confidence and spirit for all musicians, who engage in the song-writing craft.

See Current Song Entries for 2016 event


Cake
Tres Leches Cake
will be served at the event.  Each year , as a part of a tradition,  we establish and promote  the free partaking of Tres Leches cake to honor the three componants of a successful event (Venue, Musician, Audience).
ACTIVE FREINDS OF EPSWC

Star City Studio ProductionsThe Rio Grande Rift
92.3 The FOX FM Radio

KTEP RADIO 88.5
From Tx & Beyond w Lochlann Green
EPSWC 2016 SONG ENTRIES (Deadline to submit song(s) is Midnight,  29 Sept 2016
BAND/AUTH SONG
Austin Freeman "When Your Life Begins"
Larry Lesser "What We Carry Now"
Richard Talavera "Oregon Sky"
Andrew Cutler "Eleven"
Corde Donald "Training Day"
Alex Bird "Luna"
Ross Fleming "Stupid Moon"
Isaac Najera "Some Regrets"
Sylvester Singleton "Bottom Line"
James Murphy "Good-Bye Baby"
Michael Sabian "Dawn"
Angela Cazares "Trip"
Randy Vega "Home"
Katelynn Dubow "Fight"
Katelynn Dubow "First Love"
Nicholas Roche "Romanticized"
Timothy Hanlon "Sweet American Girl"
Timothy Hanlon "This Old Bar"
Nancy Lechuga (Luis Camberos) "Jacinta in The Dark"
Nancy Lechuga (Luis Camberos) "Seven Apples"

We prefer (but not written in stone)  entries of the following genres: 
GENRE/STYLE NEED at least HAVE
Metal/Hard/Progressive Rock 0 2
Alt/Indie/Experiment 0 4
Folk/Country/Latin/ Americana 0 7
Blues/Jazz/R&B/ Hip-Hop 0 5
World/Everything Else 0 2
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READ THE RULES & FAQ

See previous contest event results

2015

2014

2013

Tip: What are we looking for in a winning  song?/

  • It should tell a story, or convey theme or specific thought.
  • It should be 'tuneful' and have melody, distinct rythym and meter.
  • It should have elements of structure, containing Intros, verse, chorus, bridges, middles and outros. (or parts thereof)
  • It should not be longer than 4 minutes.
  • It should stay in keeping with its declared genre. 
  • Finally, (and most important) it should have your heart into it...becuse that's where the magic really starts... (catchiness begins with one heart, that compells many other hearts to align themelves as one.)

These tips are not written in stone, but they will surely help.


 
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