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"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"
I have been a singer/songwriter since I was 10 - mostly songs with a folk/country sound to them. Also my songs pay homage to family, friends and growing up in Decatur, Illinois - will try to also pass along my 40+ years experience writing songs for those songwriters out there!
I studied songwriting from the late Jack Segal (Scarlett Ribbons, When Sunny Gets Blue) and Jason Blume (Change MY Mind) while living in California a few years back.
As a songwriter I am currently promoting part of my catalog of songs along with the efforts of Nashville veteran, Chris Keaton, whose pitching of my material is currently maintaining between 45-55 "kepts" each month for my songs by artists and producers for their current projects.
Have worked with Kent Goodsen at Digitracks Demo Service over the years who has demoed many of my songs. Also have worked with Steve Dady, owner of Sunset Blvd Studios who has engineered many of my recent demos. Have been networking to pitch songs on my own through my company Arnybarn Music (BMI) to local producers, artists and managers
Country, Singer/Songwriter, Pop
Arnybarn Music BMI, I own my own publishing
Administrative: Dave Colvin
bass / acoustic guitar / electric guitar / mandolin / piano
Marty Rifkin, Jason Blume, Jack Segal, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Kenny Rankin, Suzy Bogguss, John Lennon, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkle, Seals and Crofts, America, Bread, Jim Croce, John Denver, Barry Manilow, Carole King, and Bob Dylan
Songwriter/Owner Arnybarn Music (BMI)
in networking with songwriters
in pitching songs to artist
in pitching songs to tv
in getting a publishing deal
For a living
I Also Write:
I Prefer To Write:
"This Side of Love" recorded by Madalyn McHugh on her Stepping Stone CD
"Gently Falls" placed in a CBS TV series Star Trek Enterprise - Carbon Creek episode 2 Season 2.
3 songs placed as Background Instrumentals on cable series "Auction Kings" on the Discovery Channel.
Meredith Ann song also a BI for the TLC Channel series - Operation Surpise Homecoming!
"Your Way Home" placed in a charity video for Operation Stand down Nashville