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The NSAI-Phoenix Chapter Welcomes Very Special Guest: Rivers Rutherford! You will not want to miss this Wonderful Event!

Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 8:43am

Special Event Invitation from The Phoenix Chapter:

Hey all!! The Phoenix Chapter would like to invite all NSAI members and coordinators to our
November 15, 2022 Zoom meeting. We are pleased to welcome our very special guest,
Rivers Rutherford.
Rivers will join us and talk about his journey into songwriting, his career, and we hope he may
play a song or two. Then we will have a Q&A session, so have your Rivers questions ready.
Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month via Zoom from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
MST. Members attending THIS MEETING should be logged in by 6:00 for a short discussion on
guest speaker etiquette and then Rivers will be joining us at 6:30. Members wishing to attend
should sign up by November 8, 2022.
For info on joining contact coordinators;,,


Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 1:49pm

Tobias Music is a family-owned business that was founded in 1978. Since then, it has earned the reputation as one of the most respected acoustic guitar shops in the Chicago metropolitan area and the nation as well. The store carries a variety of guitars and other stringed instruments, including Taylors, Martins, Santa Cruz and other brands along with a full line of musical accessories. You can learn more about Tobias Music at:


Friday, April 29, 2022 - 12:23pm

• Congratulations to Zadeeg Haroian, whose song “Redo” placed first in last month’s NSAI-Chicago Chapter Challenge. Zadeeg now advances to the next round of competition.

• Kudos also to James Lake for his song “Woman Or The Whiskey,” which came in second.

NSAI-Chicago Member | Fred LeBaron selected to perform at The Analog in Nashville!

Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 5:10pm

Long time NSAI-Chicago member Fred LeBaron was invited by Steve Seskin to perform his song; "The Game" at the Analog in Nashville. He shared the stage along with Steve Seskin, Sinclair, Jamie Floyd and Seth Glier!
To listen to "The Game" click the link below:

Chuck Thomas scored 1st Place in the November/December 2021 American Songwriter Lyric Contest!

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:56am

NSAI Member; Chuck Thomas scored 1st Place in the November/December 2021 American Songwriter Lyric Contest for his song "Don't Waste the Rain." Learn more about Chuck and his song in his American Songwriter Magazine interview by clicking the link below:

Celebrating the "Big Life" of Michael Heaton | Memorial Plaque Dedication, Scholarship Presentation & Concert: Sunday, August 29th - 1pm

Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 8:04am

The friends, family and fans of Michael Heaton are creating a permanent memorial in Michael's memory.
*Please note that Chris Hall is organizing this fundraiser along with the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence. (BFEE)

On August 29th, 2021 at 1:00pm, downtown Batavia, IL at the Peg Bond Center.
This wonderful Event will include:

• Dedication of a Permanent Plaque highlighting Michael's life, music and philanthropy.
• A two-hour Live Concert featuring Michael's former band-mates through the years covering all of Michael's great songs.
• Announcement of an on-going Michael Heaton Musical Scholarship awarded annually to a local student.

Michael's memory shall live on through his music and the lives of the people he touched. He truly led a "Big Life". Honor Michael's memory by finding music in everything you do.

Please know that 100% of the funds donated will go directly to the Memorial Plaque & Scholarship, which will be managed on an ongoing basis by the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence. (BFEE)

Thank You - The Friends, Family and Fans of Michael Heaton

Special Guest Visit with MCKENZIE PARKER - Saturday Morning, June 5th (10am CST)

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:41am

Coffee and Q&A with McKenzie Parker - Saturday Morning, June 5th (10am CST)
Please join NSAI’s Chicago Chapter as we welcome Director of NSAI Chapters McKenzie Parker.

McKenzie, who works with NSAI Chapter Coordinators throughout the international organization, will preview some of the exciting developments coming our way from NSAI headquarters in Nashville.
We're hoping she may also share some of her insights and experiences regarding professional communications, ethics and successful business practices within the songwriting community.

More about McKenzie:

Special Guest Visit with LACY GREEN - Saturday Morning, May 1st (10am CST)

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 6:52am

Coffee and Q&A with Lacy Green - Saturday Morning, May 1st (10am CST)

Singer Songwriter | KEVIN FARRIS to visit with NSAI-Chicago!

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:55am

Saturday Morning, April 17th (10am CST) Nationally acclaimed Singer / Songwriter Kevin Farris will be stopping by for a visit and some Q&A. We're SO looking forward to this inspirational conversation!
Hoping you can join us!
Please RSVP Bob Osgood at: for the zoom meeting link.

More about Kevin:
"The creative spirit is a lawless creature. She doesn’t care for clock time. She shows up at her convenience and of her own volition.”

Kevin Farris is a singer-songwriter from the Chicagoland area, penning gritty/soulful and undeniably catchy songs, that cross the pop rock and indie-folk genres.

A musical journey that started in his youth and unfolds into the present...Kevin cultivates his own creative spirit through powerful vocals and a sense of melodic intentionality. Thanks to familial influence, Kevin gained inspiration from a unique range of artists all while developing his own taste and musical sensibility.

Ylva Blom of Amuxe Publishing Presenting:

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 8:35pm

Saturday morning, March 27th, NSAI-Chicago's very own Ylva Blom of Amuxe Publishing will be presenting: "Getting in Sync with Sync - Exploring New Opportunities For Your Songs”.
Ylva will help us prepare for April’s Anthem Challenge meeting, which will focus on sync music.
Saturday Morning, March 27th - 10am
You Must RSVP Bob Osgood via email at: