Welcome to West Coast Songwriters
Here you will find a community of artists dedicated to building their musical career. At WCS, members establish important relationships, both professionally and personally, that enhance and accelerate their development. Music ceases to be a solitary pursuit and becomes a shared endeavor through the focus, feedback, collaboration, contacts/networking and support that WCS provides.
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Congratulations WCS Member Anthony Arya!
Good friend and active member of West Coast Songwriters, Anthony Arya was selected by Bluebird Cafe as the first Bluebird Golden Pick Contest winner of Season 3. Anthony is a folk/rock artist from Santa Cruz, California. At age 15 he was on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice and shortly after released his debut album, Going To California. In June 2020 Anthony was awarded the Presidential Scholar in the Arts in the category singer/songwriter. Anthony performs regularly around the San Francisco Bay Area both solo and with the Anthony Arya Band. He is currently working on a new album of originals, due out in May 2022.
Listen to Anthony's winning song "Jaded Rust" here: https://www.instagram.com/p/
As a part of this contest with Taylor Guitars, Anthony wins a Taylor Grand Theater guitar, a trip to the Taylor Guitars showroom in Nashville, tickets to a Bluebird Cafe show, and much more! He'll also be performing two original songs at the Bluebird open mic night, now rescheduled to Monday, March 28 due to inclement weather expected.
Read more about the contest here: https://bluebirdcafe.
Welcoming Musical Self-Expression from All Hearts, Minds, and Voices
West Coast Songwriters is so pleased to announce that the California Arts Council has once again awarded us with a Statewide and Regional Networks Grant! To learn more about the California Arts Council, please visit www.arts.ca.gov