89-TR-promo-shotThe Music Alliance is proud to announce the 2nd annual TR Ritchie Memorial Songwriting Contest as an addition to the Juniper Jam music festival. TR Ritchie (1946-2014) was a beloved member of the songwriting community around the country, with deep ties to the northwest. To honor his life’s work in music, writing, poetry, and art, we invited songwriters to enter their best recent work to win a showcase spot at Juniper Jam 2017, along with cash prizes.

Congratulations to our 2017 finalists:

Bart Budwig (Enterprise, OR) – Wyoming Part 2
Joey Carper (Enterprise, OR) – Hold On
Finnegan Hopper (Bellingham, WA) – Slumber Sings
Lisa Housman (Brookline, MA) – Linger like a Ghost
Michael Henchman (Vancouver, WA) – Wildest Sea
E. Wayne Jones (Portland, OR) – Captain Kangaroo
McKenzie Lindsey (Walla Walla, WA) – Devil’s Serenade
Jeff Moraine (Troutdale, OR) – Killing Train
Lee Penn Sky (Boise, ID) – Solomon
Carl Solomon (Portland, OR) – A Hard Freeze

These songwriters will perform on the Tunesmith Stage at 1pm at Juniper Jam, September 2, 2017. Two winners will be chosen to perform later in the afternoon on Main Stage, and each will receive a $200 prize.

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