NSAI Toronto Chapter Hosts 17th Annual Tin Pan North

The Toronto Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosted their seventeenth annual up-close and personal songwriters’ event, May 26 – 28, at various venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). They had performances over 50 talented songwriters, sharing their stories behind the songs. Headliners include; Benita Hill , Gil Grand, Amy Sky, Marie Bottrell, Jamie Warren, Steve Wilkinson (of The Wilkinsons) and Small Town Pistols (also of The Wilkinsons). Showcases took place Thursday and Friday evenings at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto, Clock ‘N’ Hen in Brampton, and at The Moonshine café in Oakville. The Gala Show was Saturday evening, at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The NSAI Toronto Chapter also organized an all-day educational workshop that they held Saturday before the gala- called Music Row North. The workshop started with an industry panel featuring Steve Wilkinson, Gil Grand, Marie Bottrell and Jamie Warren, followed by a short co-writing challenge with the attendees and a song critique session from the guest speakers. Also in attendance for both the festival and Music Row North, were two representatives from the NSAI Headquarters based out of Nashville, TN – Trina Lloyd-Weidner- Membership & Regional Chapters Liaison and Shelby Yoder- Logistics Coordinator. For more information on the NSAI Toronto Chapter and Tin Pan North click here

Photo credit: Roger Beckett

Dan, Roger, Trina and Shelby at the Gala

The Wilkinsons and Jamie Warren

NSAI Member and singer/songwriter, DC James

Music Row North Workshop Panel