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COMBO songwriting contest winners announced…

October 12, 2016

combo-walnutroomThis is the 4th year that the Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO) has held a songwriter’s competition.  Winners were recently announced and featured on a compilation CD that was distributed at the Durango Songwriter’s Expo, Omni Interlocken Hotel & Resort in Broomfield.  COMBO is also going to showcase many of these songwriters on October 29th (7PM) at the Walnut Room in Denver.

All songs are judged primarily on lyrics and melody – less emphasis on production and performance as they are seeking to recognize well-written tunes.  The songs are also submitted anonymously to a panel of judges to prevent bias.   The highest score belonged to Rod Tanaka and the late Johnny Brown for “I Lose My Breath.”

Other winners included:

● “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 Ghostman: Joel Ashmore, Felix Abram, Guido Valeri, Steve Fitzgerald, Doug Moe 

Left-handed guitarist, Doug Moe of Ghostman.

Left-handed guitarist, Doug Moe of Ghostman, featured here with your Denver Original Music author.


                   Kenzie Culver

● “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


Rob Roper

                         Rob Roper


Kudo’s to COMBO as the Durango Songwriter’s Expo is an excellent opportunity for local writers to grab some national attention.  Time to start working on next year’s submissions…



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