Welcome to the NSAI Toronto Website
NSAI Toronto exists to meet the educational and awareness needs of Toronto-area songwriters and to further the craft of songwriting in the GTA. So whether you're a veteran songsmith or a rookie crooner NSAI Toronto has something for you.
To learn more about NSAI and NSAI Toronto, and what we can do to help you improve your songwriting skills, click here.
The Countown has begun! Tin Pan North 2014, May 22-24
Exciting news! We have confirmed our dates for Tin Pan North 2014.
Ontario’s largest 3-day songwriter’s festival, Tin Pan North, a celebration of original songwriting with intimate shows held in the GTA over three nights returns May 22-24, 2014.
Watch the website for the details on how you can become a part of this year's festival.
NSAI Toronto member Joe Hash is in the top ten!
The NSAI/CMT Listener's Choice award is down to ten finalists -- and one of them is NSAI Toronto member Joe Hash! Go vote for his song, "The Ride", at the following link:
The ten songs will be posted all February.
It Happened One Night.....at the Moonshine!
If you haven't been out to the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville for NSAI Songwriters Night, you're missing out! Many very talented members hit the stage to play their original songs, and afterwards, there is an open mic for other members. It's a great opportunity to play your songs for an enthusiastic and attentive audience! Here's a picture from the NSAI night this past October.
(From left to right: John Cheesman, Tia McGraff, Tommy Parham,
Paul Malysa, Daniel McKenzie at the Moonshine Oct 24)
Workshop dates for 2012-2013 here.
Songwriter Nights at the Moonshine
NSAI Toronto returns to the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville for a series of monthly songwriter nights. The series has been a resounding success and features four NSAI members showcasing original material each month performing "in the round." Click here to view the dates and list of performers.
The dates: September 27, October 24, November 21 and December 19. The shows start at 8pm. If you are an NSAI member and would like to book a spot, or just need more info, please contact us here.
Steve Rivers new album now available
Steve Rivers' brand new album 'Temptations' is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. Download your copy today! Physical copies will be available at the end of the month at local concerts and through CD Baby.
Recorded in Nashville TN and co-produced by Jimmy Dulin (I Pray For You – Jaron and the Long Road to Love), the album features 10 songs about the temptations of love, alcohol, and pushing the limits of being young & wild. The album also features Steve's current single "Uncomplicated" and his follow-up single "Mess It Up" which will be released to country radio next month!
Joe Hash new EP 'Southern Streak' now available
Joe Hash's latest EP, "A Southern Streak," featuring "The Last Waltz" and four other original tracks, is available now on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/a-southern-streak/id512114255?i=512114264&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) and other digital outlets worldwide.
"A Southern Streak" is the country singer-songwriter's second release on his own label, Sheewannsaponee. Follow Joe on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joehashmusic, and at http://joehash.com.
Congratulations to the NSAI members who performed at Winterfolk on Saturday February 18!
8 of NSAI Toronto's finest performed in two rounds at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. The performers were Dan McVeigh, Glen MacNeil, Clive Vanderburgh, and Zac Wrixon (Hour 1) and Shaun Devlin, Patrick Ballantyne, John Cheesman, and Peter Light (Hour 2). For more information in the performers and the Winterfolk festival, go to www.abetterworld.ca.
Linda M. songs selected for new Pat Pattison book
Songs from NSAI member Linda M. selected for Pat Pattison's new songwriting book! Click on Member News for more details.
Workshop dates for this year
Our workshop dates are online. Check them out here.
Our Members talk about their music
Periodically , we will be featuring NSAI members performing and talking about their music. Make sure to check out this week's featured member member Karl Widmeyer as he plays his songs at the Moonshine Cafe.
In the Video Archives:
Madeleine Slate sings "Telling You Now" during this year's Tin Pan North.
Karl Widmeyer sings "Only A Soldier Understands."
If you are an NSAI member and would like to be featured. Please contact us here.
NSAI Member? Do you have something to share?
Releasing a new CD? Get a song cut? Got a deal? Big gig? Moving to Nashville? Moving back from Nashville? NSAI Members in Ontario: If you have any news, we'd love to let the world (and your fellow members) know about it. See what our members are up to here.