SAMI Songsmith by Levone


The Newsletter of the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)

June, 2002
The Usual: SAMI’s April meeting will be Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. at the Wells Center (638 North
Street, Lafayette). Bring an instrument, a song and/or a friend.

SAMI’S JULY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 P.M. TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2002 at the Wells Center in Lafayette. Mark your calendar!

Carla Nydegger’s CD Release Concert June 16
Carla will celebrate the release of her new CD, “Back Screen Door,” at the Wells Community Center on Sunday, June 16. In addition to Carla and her songs, the evening will feature several special musical guests. Doors open at 6:30 P.M., and the show starts at 7. Folks are encouraged to bring snacks or soft drinks to share. We still need people to help with seating, CD table, and snacks. Anyone willing to help should contact Carla at (219)583-2639 or email her at . The concert is sponsored by SAMI and Rick’s Guitar Shop.

SAMI Providing Music at Walk to Benefit Cancer
SAMI members will perform at the Walk to Benefit Cancer, happening 5–11 PM, Friday, June 21, at Jefferson High School (1801 S. 18th St., Lafayette). Lee Anna Atwell, SAMI talent coordinator, says it looks like we’re in good shape with volunteers for performing. If you’re not playing, show up, support the SAMI folks on stage, and cheer on the walkers in this good cause. Lee Anna can be reached for details at

SAMI Members To Play “Taste of Tippecanoe”
On Saturday, June 22, “A Taste of Tippecanoe,” the annual Music-and-Food blowout, returns to downtown Lafayette. SAMI members appearing onstage include Brent Laidler of LNS (for Laidler, Newman and Schnarr) playing the Jazz Café at 4 P.M., and Scott Greeson, who will be playing on the Main Street Stage at the West End of the festival from 8P.M. to 10P.M. The Taste takes place in and around Riehle Plaze (2nd and Main Streets, Lafayette) from 4 P.M to Midnight, and is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (which also helps support SAMI). For more information on the Taste, call the TAF office at (765)423-2781.

Update on “Across The Arts” Project Scott Greeson reports good progress being made “Across The Arts,” a project which teams songwriters and visual artists to produce visual art inspired by locally written songs. He said “Our recent planning meeting at El Palenque was a great success. Relationships between writers and artist continue to grow.” Scott will soon be contacting SAMI members involved in the project.

Shirley Martin Scholarship Winners Announced
Finalists of the 2002 Shirley Martin Young Songwriters Scholarship were honored at a reception at the Wells Center May 13, 2002. Annie Hatke was named recipient of the 2002 scholarship, which included a cash award and a beautiful, hand-made, Nydegger guitar. Kyle Petersen was named as the winner of the SAMI Horizon Award, for progress as a songwriter. The judges of this year’s scholarship were pleased with the overall quality of this year’s applications.

SAMI Classifieds For Sale: Squier Jagmaster electric guitar (by Fender). Silver, 2 years old, recent professional overhaul. $275 Contact Brent Laidler,

IF YOU RECEIVED THIS LETTER BY US MAIL, and you have an e-mail address, please e-mail Mike Longcor at SAMI Member Contact Information (6-11-02)
(Contact Mike Longcor for Additions/Corrections)
Bette Anderson 4329 CR 50 E Kokomo IN 46902 (765)963-2864 Lee Anna Atwell 2100 Manitou Dr Lafayette IN 47909-3149 Martin Caplan 2205 S Terrace Place Peru IN 46970 (765)473-6565 Dave Drinan 615 S. 18th St. Lafayette IN 47905 (765)448-6239 Beatrice Eveland 662 Windy Oak Cir. Hebron IN 46341 (219)988-5931 Scott Greeson PO Box 5546 Lafayette IN 47903-5546 (765)474-9769 Greesong@AOL.Com; Eric Hicks (765)296-7620 Linda Hicks 2335 N 650 W West Lafayette IN 47906 (765)583-2514 Steve Hill 206 N. Plank St Rossville IN 46065 (765)379-3278

Kyle Huddleston (765)471-0455 Kieth Hughes 3929 Deer Path Pl West Lafayette IN 47906 Monte Johnson 202 McClaflin Williamsport IN 47993 Mike Kelsey 16 Brazos Circle Lafayette IN 47905 Charlie Knott 714 S.29th Lafayette, IN 47905 (765)447-6486 Brent Laidler 2104 Ulen Lane Lafayette IN 47904 Mike Lane 5308 S 900 E Lafayette IN 47905 (765)296-2939 Edwin Layer 2500 Sunrise Ave Lafaytte IN 46065 Dennis Leas Michael Longcor 4995 SR 26 W West Lafayette IN 47906 Harold Martin 3165 E Flint Rd Attica IN 47918 Dave Merrick 609 1/2 Main St Lafayette IN 47901 Mary Ann Muller 4010 John Adams Rd Lafayette IN 47909 (765)477-1504 Sheryl Nahodil 12047 S. 904 E. #5, Galveston, IN 46932 Carla and Richard Nydegger 1481 S Meadow Dr Monticello IN 47960 (219)583-2639 Dawn O'Day PO Box 734 Francesville IN 47946 (219)567-9656 Joe Peters Steve Petersen 5303 Lynnwood Dr West Lafayette IN 47906 (765)583-4387 Kevin Ploughe Point East, Lot 127 Lafayette IN 47905 (765)448-1379 Susan Rose 511 Portledge Commons Dr. #5, Lafayette IN 47904 Jennifer Routzahn 221 Midway St Williamsport IN 47993 (765)762-2533 Mark Skidmore 4209 State Road 43 N, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Ben Tinsley 1730 Briarwood Cr. Apt. B, Lafayette IN 47905 Anita Wood 3128 State Rd 28 N Lafayette IN 47905 (765)742-6369

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