Welcome to Davis

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Starting back up February 2022!

Open to both members and non-members

Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS Davis Chapter.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please email the Davis Managers.

Please make sure that you membership is current.  Non-members are ineligible to win.   RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP

SONGWRITING COMPETITION INFORMATION (open mic only until further notice)

  • Third Monday of every month. Please Check Calendar
  • Location: Watermelon Music 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis CA 95616
  • SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm
  • VACCINATION CARD AND MASK REQUIRED
  • Performers Guests and public free.
  • Technical Suppport: Watermelon Music
  • Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged.
  • Members have sign up priority, please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK)
  • Non-members are welcome to join if space is available
  • CONTACT the Davis Manager

 

Songwriting Competition Rules 

Monthly Awards:  OPEN MIC ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Song Of The Month Runner Up twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine Davis Best Song Of The Year. In September, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September. 

 

Davis Manager

Jim Bruno 
www.JimBrunoMusic.com

Jim Bruno is a Northern California based published songwriter 

Songs he’s written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Thad Cockrell, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAlister of Red Molly

In addition to performing and writing, he previously taught Songwriting at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA and at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA 

As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt.  He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured numerous times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band and often performed with Shawn as a duet. 

He’s negotiated and signed numerous song publishing agreements. Among others these publishers include Bug Music and the Welk Music Group in Los Angeles, and Largo Music in New York. In addition to his having his own publishing company, Jimmy Bruno Music, as a songwriter he currently has a music publishing agreement with Universal Music Group. He is an affiliated Publisher and Songwriter with BMI and the Harry Fox Agency. He’s also a voting member of the Recording Academy.

Jim Bruno www.JimBrunoMusic.com

Jim Bruno is a Northern California based published songwriter

Songs he’s written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Thad Cockrell, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAlister of Red Molly

In addition to performing and writing, he previously taught Songwriting at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA and at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA

As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt. He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured numerous times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band and often performed with Shawn as a duet.

He’s negotiated and signed numerous song publishing agreements. Among others these publishers include Bug Music and the Welk Music Group in Los Angeles, and Largo Music in New York. In addition to his having his own publishing company, Jimmy Bruno Music, as a songwriter he currently has a music publishing agreement with Universal Music Group. He is an affiliated Publisher and Songwriter with BMI and the Harry Fox Agency. He’s also a voting member of the Recording Academy.

Monthly Winners

BEST SONG OF THE YEAR 2020
Best Song:  
"At War With Myself" Hannah Wolf

JANUARY 2020
Best Song:  
Jay Gottlieb "Will I Be"
Best Song Runner Up:  Greg Johnson "Winter Leaves"

NOVEMBER 2019
Best Song:  
Hannah Wolf "At War With Myself"
Best Song Runner Up:  Max Newton "If I Don't Wake Up"

OCTOBER 2019
Best Song:  
According to Bazooka "Lover's Lane"
Best Song Runner Up:  Greg Johnson "There's a Road"

BEST SONG OF THE YEAR 2019
Best Song:  Dan MacDonald "Johnny Do"

JUNE 2019
Best Song:  
Gary Weinberg "Working"
Best Performance:  Max Newton

MAY 2019 
Best Song:  
Alan Rogers "Bull Rider"
Best Performance:  Greg Johnson

APRIL 2019
Best Song:  
Greg Johnson for "When My Baby Sings"
Best Performance:  Joe Landry

FEBRUARY 2019
Best Song: 
Dan MacDonald for "Johnny Do"
Best Performance: Greg Johnson

JANUARY 2019
Best Song:  Kacy Young for "Beat The Devil Out Of It"
Best Performance:  Dan MacDonald                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

DECEMBER 2018  
Best Song: Greg Johnson Best Song for "Christmas Time"
Best Performance:  Hannah Wolf Best Performance for "War Zone"

 

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