NOVA Singer-Songwriter Meet Up

Howdy all:

For our May meet up we are going to try something new. Instead of the library we are going to meet at a NEW LOCATION! details are as follows:

  • DAY/DATE:  SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
  • TIME:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 
  • PLACE:  The American Bistro and Coffeehouse, 10407 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The American Bistro and Coffeehouse is a small restaurant/coffee bar about two blocks from the Fairfax City Library where we have been meeting.  It is located just west of the intersection of University and Main street in Fairfax.  You can check out their website and get directions at:

It is a very small place but they are going to set aside an area for us. FYI--they will be open to the public during the meet up so folks will be able to listen to your music if they'd like to.  Their business is very slow on Sundays so it should not be a big deal.  You can park right next to the coffee house.  There is a fairly large lot that should not be too full on Sunday.

One final reminder.  Our meet up is not a "jam."  If you would like to play with another member, please make sure you clear it with them prior to the meeting.  Thanks!  I am looking forward to seeing everyone on the 26th!


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  • Mike R.

    Thanks to Dan Magnolia for taking the photos! I took some with my ipad but most didn't turn out because of the glare from the window. Will post them later today when I can wrestle my ipad away from my son. :)

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Mike R.

    Thanks to everyone who showed up today. As always, there was lots of great talent on display, plenty of nice folks, good music, and good disussion about music and songwriting.

    I strongly encourage those of you who have joined the group but haven't made it to a meet up yet to stop procrastinating and come on out! It is a low stress, no pressure environment. We welcome all skill levels. If you are serious about songwriting you need to spend time with other songwriters. I guarantee this group and our meetings will motivate and inspire you!

    2 · May 26, 2013

    • Daniel M.

      I agree! If you have 100 songs or just 1 song, come by and share it and get inspiration from other writers like yourself! It's helped me immensely!

      May 27, 2013

  • Daniel M.

    Sorry I was late on Sunday! But thanks to everyone who shared their songs and offered feedback!

    May 27, 2013

  • Priscilla P.

    Wonderful. Got to see familiar faces, and the new and different songs everyone was working on. As always had great advice for our works in progress and future tips.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the meetup. We have a few new tunes we would like to share and want to hear what y'all have been doing.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Mike R.

    Dennis: No requirements at all for this group other than to show up and have fun. Most folks play and/or sing their songs but some folks just show up, share lyrics, and join the discussion. No pressure at all. The only caveat I have for Sunday is this is the first time we have met in this location so I don't know how its going to work, but we'll give it run and see.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Daniel M.

      YES! ... While this group encourages original writing (and I'm thankful for it), I've been thinking that it COULD be good idea to be able to cover a song (or part of a song), BUT with the intent of talking about what we like about it from a writer's perspective. What is it about THIS song (that I didn't write) that we'd like to be able to achieve for ourselves. That keeps cover songs in the context of the meet and not just a performance space. Anyone agree? It's ok if I'm just off base. ;-)

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Daniel M.

    Come on SUNDAY! I can't wait to share some of my new songs!

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • James D.

    Ahh! I just realized this falls on Memorial Day weekend, when I will be in Portland Oregone celebrating my sister's graduation from art school. I will post a song up by then.

    May 9, 2013

  • Benjamin S.

    I'm new to this group, do I bring my guitar? Total noob question

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Chris D.

      Some others simply sang unaccompanied, which was fine, too.

      1 · May 9, 2013

    • Daniel M.

      Let's start a SHOW CHOIR! *Jazz Hands*

      1 · May 9, 2013

  • Daniel M.

    Looking forward to meeting at the new place!

    May 6, 2013

  • Bill B.

    see you all there.

    May 6, 2013

  • Priscilla P.

    Wonderful! see you guys then!

    May 5, 2013

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