89-TR-promo-shotThe Music Alliance is proud to announce the inaugural 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 2016, along with cash prizes.

Congratulations to our finalists!! These ten songwriters performed their winning entry during the opening set at JUNIPER JAM, Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Stephen Campbell—La Grande, OR (Like The Memory Of A Kiss)
Tom Christ—Portland, OR (The Elbo Song)
Shannon Gray—Baker City, OR (Made of Pictures)
E. Wayne Jones—Portland OR (I Wanna See Another Place)
Robert Kneisler—Kent, WA (Grasshopper Baggage)
Adam Nilsson—Baker City, OR (NcNally)
Cecile Pitts—Portland, OR (Come Into My Parlor)
Caleb Samples—Joseph, OR (Thunder Rolling from the Mountains)
Mitch Sevy—Caldwell, ID (Memphis)
Carl Solomon—Portland, OR (Promised Land)

Watch this website for updated information on the 2017 TR Ritchie Memorial Songwriting Contest application process.

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