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Bitterweed Draw and the Sixth Annual South Country Fair Songwriting contest finals
Sat, Apr 27
The Slice - Lethbridge


Time: 7 p.m,

Cover: none

Hey! Hey you! Do you have a fantastic song that you've written and want to share? Well, we would love to hear it! Send us a submission for a chance to perform your song at the 6th Annual South Country Fair Songwriting Competition. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at The Slice Bar & Grill (located at 314 8th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta) and will include performances from all the contest finalists, as well as a fantastic band to end off the night (this juicy detail will be released at a later date). Songwriting contestants will begin around 7pm, and the band will go up around 9:30-10pm.

Please send all applications to:
SCF Songwriting Competition
Box 1251
Fort Macleod, AB
T0L 0Z0

There are two categories for the competition:

1) Emerging artist - This would apply if you have not released a commercial CD.
2) Old Pro - This would apply if you have released a commercial CD.

First prize in both categories includes the opportunity to perform your song LIVE on South Stage at SCF 2013!! Other prizes and swag will be awarded to first and second place winners in each category, as well as to those awarded 'Honourable Mention' in each category (prize/swag details coming soon).

All applications MUST ARRIVE BEFORE Friday, March 22nd, 2013 (this means mail 'em BEFORE this date kids). All contest finalists will be contacted by April 1st, 2013.

All applications MUST include the following:
* Recording of the song being entered
* Song lyrics (note: please do not write your name on the lyrics sheet or on the CD itself)
* A completed Songwriting Competition form which can be found at the SCF website (
* $20.00 application fee

That about covers it for now! Any emerging details (prizes, sponsors, etc.) will be posted as they develop. We're really excited to see whatcha got! See you April 27th!

South Country Fair 2013 Songwriting Competition Finalists Announced !!!

Tynan Groves
Jean Greer McCarthy
Reg Coleman
Caroline Freeman/Murray Nelson
George Fowler
Amy Thiessen
George Arsene
Jon Martin
Dan Prairie
Leanne Copithorne
Chris Gheran
Peter Stone
Rob Moss
Furious D
Matthew Robinson
Angela Healy



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Good Time Country and Honky Tonk

Emerging onto the Western Canadian music scene in 2011, The Bitterweed Draw’s high energy performances have ignited crowds everywhere from large festival stages to crowded bars, local markets, private functions, on-air radio, and whiskey swiggin’ sunrises aplenty. This six-piece honky-tonk outfit combines olde-tyme and bluegrass sensibilities with an edge of rock and roll swagger. Featuring musical medleys of electric guitar, lap steel, banjo, fiddle, infectious four-part vocal harmonies, and rhythm that keeps their audience moving all night long, this band is sure to light the barn on fire!

The Bitterweed Draw released their debut LP, Heart of the Old West, on March 9th 2012 to a sold-out crowd in Calgary, AB. With the lineup growing outside the venue and the realization that many fans would not be able to get in, the band took the concert outside. The energy in the air was so strong that the crowd grew to hundreds, while passers-by and even police officers lent their clapping hands and stomping feet to the night of song. This instant connection with fans has kept The Bitterweed Draw growing strong across Western Canada. With their new album hitting community and college radio waves with a bang, The Bitterweed Draw is looking forward to making many new friends and fans while touring across Canada in spring 2012.


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