Director of Performance High, Adrienne O at one of her many performances.

Director of Performance High, Adrienne O at one of her many performances.

These songs were chosen to be on the compilation CD to be given out to several important music businesses such as publishing companies, music supervisors, and record companies. These are in no particular order but “I Lose My Breath” by Rod Tanaka and the late Johnny Brown received the highest score from the judges.

To honor these songwriters and all those who entered our contest, we will be holding a special Awards & Showcase Event this Saturday night, October 29th starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut, Denver. The awards will also honor Colorado music businesses whom the COMBO board feels show exceptional customer service to the musicians of Colorado.

What: COMBO’s Awards and Showcase
Where: The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street
Why: To honor our top songwriters and local music businesses
Time: 7:00 -10:00 p.m. | After Party starting at 10:00 p.m. with Adrienne O and Ghostman
Cost: FREE! Sponsored by COMBO | First 50 people through the door will receive a ticket good for $2 off your drink or a meal!
Ages: Under 21 until 8:00 p.m. – 21+ only after 8:00 p.m. (Bar rule)

An “After Party” will be held starting at 10:00 p.m. with the bands Adrienne O and Ghostman. Adrienne Osborn and the members of Ghostman both had winning songs in this year’s contest (as well as a couple in previous years!) Admission is FREE! The first 50 people attending will receive a coupon good for $2.00 (two dollars) off your purchase of a meal or a drink. We will also hold door prize drawings.

Here are the Top 17 Songs of this year’s contest and whose writers will be performing:
● “I Lose My Breath” – by Rod Tanaka, lyrics by Johnny Brown
● “Back Page” – by David Henning
● “Mine All The Way” – by George Whitesell
● “Carry On” – by Kenzie Culver
● “Serendipity” – by Donnie Schexnayder
● “Colorado” – by Rebecca Folsom
● “Whale Mountain” – by Gordon Lewis and Grace Easley
● “Welcome to the USA” – by Donnie Schexnayder
● “Going to Louziana” – by Joel Ashmore, Felix Abram, Guido Valeri, Steve Fitzgerald, Doug Moe [Band: Ghostman] ● “One Day” – by Seina Soufiani & Dave Groover
● “Love Again” – by Kenzie Culver
● “Simple Girl” – by Traci Lynn
● “Catch Me” – by Adrienne Osborn
● “Come Find Me” – by Travis Smith and Ross Macdonald
● “Had Enough” – Peter Majekodunmi (a.k.a Zidane Majek)
● “Killin’ You With Time” – by Chrystal DeCoster
● “The Man In The Movies” – by Rob Roper

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