The art of the song was on true display Saturday, March 25th. The Cotton District Arts Festival Songwriter’s Competition Showcase was held at Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern, and was followed by the locally and regionally known Lee Graham played his new act, Lee and Georgia. The competition has been around many years, and Saturday over a dozen individuals, some with a band performed for a live audience. These artists performed original songs, and gave the crowd a unique catalog of songs.
The First-place winner, Jonny Hollis, performed “She Ain’t Getting Older”. Second Place winner, Bill Cooke, sung “Long Blue Whistle” and played with band. Spike Harris, third place winner of the night, performed “Tree Song” for the audience. Finally, but certainly not least the People’s Choice was Amy Donaldson, who performed her song “Mr. Mrs.-Lovers in the Zombie Apocalypse”. Each of these great artists presented an original, and unique folksy song.
Thank you to all of you that supported and attended the showcase as well as the artists that showed off their craft. Hope to see you bring your own original composition to the next competition.