Review: Scary Songwriters Celebrate Halloween at Songsalive!/SongNet Songwriters Saturday Night Live
Life in LA is not fun without live music and Dracula. What? Yep you heard right…. Draccuuuuulaaaa. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Our Sherman Oaks based Songwriters Saturday Night Live (our monthly songwriters showcase) took a devlish spin as we celebrated Halloween with a bunch in costume, including one bass player as Dracula. We had scary cats, a scary cow girl, Ghouls and a skeleton princess, who ended up winning our costume prize. Of course, the real heart of the matter was the performance.
Starting with Jimi Yamagishi, our co-host, who’s voice and lyrics always cut deep. Then, Shanara, a new member from Chicago, she sang with such beautiful strength, and lyrics that cut to the core and made us think about ourselves and our own strengths. J.Walker followed with his poem Uniqueness, which asked of us to continue to think about who.we.are. Gilli Moon, our Songsalive! President, followed with some new songs from her upcoming album. Always a treat. Diana Weynard and her bassist (yep, Dracula) performed next, and was truly a highlight of the evening. Lastly, Paul Rasmusson sang some Nashville-esque tunes and really picked up the pace with all of us hands clapping till the last beat. A couple of open mic-ers lent their new tunes, and we wrapped up nicely by 9pm with time still for those who wanted to hit another Halloween party or two.
Our Last Saturday of the month songwriter showcases are the best in town. Apply to perform – become a Songsalive! Member at www.songsalive.org and then log in to Backstage to apply under “Community”.
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