Tag Archives: Jacksonville Songwriter Residency

17th Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival Is held Sept. 26-27

It started small, just a few local pickers gathered in’s backyard in Waycross, GA. Two years later, this collection of musicians would evolve in an annual celebration of the life and music of . By 2001, Griffin says the event was drawing a bigger crowd than he could comfortably accommodate. “My home has always been a welcome haven for music,” he says. “But after the ’01 tribute, I woke up the next morning to find dirty footprints in my bathtub and thought maybe it’s time for a change.” Parsons, the influential artist, musician and trail blazer who left this world …

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Songs of the St. Johns River

What: Songwriting Contest When: Entries due online on Sept. 6th Where: Show at 8pm, Sept. 20th at Jack Rabbits Inspiration for new artistic material can come from anywhere. For the first time, the Annual  Songwriting Contest will offer a songwriting category specific to the . The  and  are partnering with  to honor the legacy of  and the St. Johns River through original songs that have been inspired by the ecology and environmental issues associated with the river. If you don’t know who Gram Parsons is, you probably should. Parsons is often credited with helping to found both country rock and …

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