Good news, my new song "Scarecrow" won "Song Of The Year" last night for the East Bay chapter of the West Coast Songwriters Association. The WCS competition is a bit different than it used to be. In the Olden days, 3 writers won during one round of competitions, and then played the conference in September. Now the monthly open mic competitions have expanded to Portland, L.A., & out in central CA too, so ten winners from each of the ten open mics win an award (I think it's a Song Of The Year?), but then those ten winners have a finale performance later in the month, Monday Aug 31st at the NEW Freight & Salvage Coffee House. Of those ten, three will then be picked to perform at the conference in front of a few hundred music industry pros and songwriters. Not sure if there's a separate award name for that now, but it is one heck of an honor to play at the Sunset Concert - it's a magical event! Also a perk of this year's round of songs - the year's ten best will be part of a song compilation CD!