Bullbuckers will be the closing act on June 15th for LakeFest at the Columbia Festival of the Arts
Columbia Festival of the Arts will kick-off with LakeFest, a free, three-day celebration of the arts, scheduled for June 14-16, along Lake Kittamaqundi’s lakefront in Columbia, MD. LakeFest averages over 25,000 people over the course of the weekend bringing together the people of Howard County and visitors from other cities, states and countries, through the annual celebration of the arts and artists.
Today, as we are preparing to head up to the Time Warner Studio for our second appearance on NYC public access we are honored to find out that we received a high honor from a third international songwriting competition.
Bullbuckers song, "St. Patties Day" Receives high honors as a finalist.
The Great American Songwriting Contest had entries from 44 countries.
* Judged by Robin Frederick — (Former Director of A&R for Rhino Records), Dennis R. Sinnott (director of EMI Music Publishing) Carla Starrett (Executive Director of SongLyricist.com), Brett Perkins (National Academy of Songwriters/ founder of Listening Room International Songwriter Retreats/ Copenhagen Songwriters Festival), Steve Cahill (Founder of Songwriters Resource Network), Pat & Pete Luboff (songwriters and authors) H.R. Cook (director of Weaver Of Words Music (an affiliate of Bug Music Publishing), Rob Wright (Radio host and talent scout/Former Sony Music A&R Department, the A&R Power summit and Urban Threshold TV), along with award winning songwriters.
It's been quite a ride to date. Four years ago and a week we were born fittingly, at the Delaware Music Festival in early Spring. In our second year we put everything we had into releasing our debut CD. As a band hailing from the unassuming city of Wilmington Delaware, in our third year we submitted the CD to multiple international songwriting competitions.
We thank everyone for your continued support of our work. It's our promise to build off of the honors we've received and focus on a future album this upcoming year.
Sean Paul, Bob Weir, The Bacon Brothers, Jessica Jerrell, Fergie (of Black Eyed Peas), The Veronicas, Natasha Bedingfield, Jesse Harris.
* The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. Entries are judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS FUN NIGHT!
Bullbuckers had a blast playing Milkboy Philadelphia with our friends Steppin' Razor and the New Orleans inspired 2nd line bonerific (Is that a word?) New Sound Brass Band.
Hey, Thank you UK. We think you're pretty fantastic too!
The UK Songwriting Contest directors and judges include some of the world's top Grammy, Emmy and BRIT Award winning producers who have worked closely with such artists as Sting, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, (producer Kipper Eldridge), Paul McCartney, James Brown (Producer Richard Niles), Elton John, Oasis (Producer Stuart Epps)
The UK Songwriting Contest is a well established since its launchin 2002. Of over 6,000 entrants, less than the top 1 per cent make the finals and only around the top 3 per cent make the semifinals. Of our four songs submitted, 'Time' and 'Sangria' were placed in the semifinals besides the finalist entrants above.
We'll be performing in the Morley Hall at SEACRETS (Jamaica, USA) which is hosting this huge Gala on November 9, sponsored by the Salisbury School. The gala is open to the public and everybody is encouraged to attend! Admission includes open bar and food! CLICK HERE for advance tickets.