Roswell Pro Audio Delphos II microphone is part of the PMC Songwriting Festival charity auction.

We are really excited to announce that we have a Roswell Pro Audio Delphos II microphone as part of the PMC Songwriting Festival charity auction!! When Roswell reached out to support the charity, I thought they might send one of their excellent, but lower priced mics, so I was blown away when they offered the Delphos II!!

Roswell Pro Audio donated a Delphos II, one of their top of the line studio mics to support the charity efforts of the PMC Songwriting Festival. 100% of the proceeds from the festival go to support community “Aging in Place” efforts which help seniors live independently in their homes. The microphones retail for $999 and the auction will probably be a great chance for someone to get their hands on a brand new high end studio mic at a great price.

The Delphos II is a premium studio condenser microphone, featuring unhyped and natural frequency response, very high sensitivity, and very low self-noise. It has 3 polar patterns (True Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8) and a switchable 10dB pad.

We are so grateful to get this. Not only is someone going to get a great mic at a great price, but it will really make a difference in the amount of money we are able to raise for seniors in the area. Bidding will start at only $300 for this $999 mic.

In addition to the mic, another fantastic music related item we have for auction is a signed copy of Don Passman’s book “All You Need to Know About the Music Business”. This book is widely regarded as the definitive book about the business of music.

We will also have many other great items from local businesses.

The auction will take place during the Saturday (Sept 7) concert. If you do not have a ticket to the concert but are still interested in making a bid on these, and other items, you can stop by the concert after it gets started (after 7pm) and go into the lobby to make a bid.

5-Time BMI Award winner & Grammy nominee Steve Hill added to the benefit concert line-up AND as a mentor!

Steve Hill is a 5 time BMI Award Winner, extraordinary guitar player, accomplished fiddle-violin player and the songwriter of 9 hit songs to date, 4 of which charted #1. The song “Love Reunited” was written by Steve Hill in conjunction with Chris Hillman and launched the Desert Rose Band into a Grammy nomination in 1989.

Steve is a fantastic singer and performer in his own right, and as a recording artist has been on the Maranatha, Shelter and Mercury-Polygram labels.

He has worked with many artists over the years such as Vince Gill, Rita Coolidge, Roseanne Cash, Jim Croce, Karen Brooks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many others. Steve Hill began writing with Chris Hillman, and together they wrote such hits as “Love Reunited”, “Summer Wind”, “I Still Believe In You”, “Start All Over Again”, “In Another Lifetime”, “Story Of Love”, “Will This Be The Day”, “Come A Little Closer” and “Twilight Is Gone”.

Orange Is The New Black composer Scott Doherty added as a mentor!

Award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Scott Doherty has been added as a PMCSongFest mentor and will be hosting a workshop on songwriting! He’s been a co-composer for all seven seasons of the groundbreaking Netflix Original series ‘Orange is the New Black’. In addition, he has scored and written songs on numerous series for networks including HBO, SHOW, MTV, E! Network, Nickelodeon and Bravo. Most recently, Scott created the score for the ’The Holdouts’, a new comedic series starring Kevin Corrigan and the documentary Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story.

Sherry Orson/Star Vibe Group added as mentor; will host licensing workshop!

Sherry Orson is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Star Vibe Group, a music licensing and publishing company: a collective of pre-cleared emerging artists, vintage catalogs, re-recorded masters, record labels and more.

Ms. Orson began her career in music publishing at Virgin Music Publishing before moving on to Universal Music Group, where she placed songs with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Selena, Babyface, Jessica Simpson, Chaka Khan and many others. Later, while representing Steven Van Zandt’s music publishing company and rock record label, she placed songs with major advertising campaigns such as KFC, McDonalds and Fox Sports. Ms. Orson has licensed songs recently from many catalogs to almost every network: HBO, Showtime, MTV, NBC, Fox, E!, CBS, ABC, Fox Sports and many more.

Sponsor and volunteer opportunities available.

If you would like to help out with the PMC Songwriting Festival, please contact us.

We have opportunities for various types of sponsorships, and since this event is being presented and run entirely by volunteers, we welcome any kind of help to make this event great.

Gearing up for 2019

The first PMC Songwriting Festival in 2018 was a fantastic success. All of our workshops and concerts sold out and we were able to raise thousands of dollars for our “Aging in Place” charity. Thanks to the support of the Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association and merchants in the village we are going to be able to expand the size of the festival and hopefully raise even more money in 2019.

We will need more volunteers and sponsors this year. If you would like to assist, please contact us and let us know how you might be able to help.

Dave Nachmanoff, indy singer-songwriter & Al Stewart guitarist, added to the mentor AND concert line up of the PMC Songwriting Festival

Photo by WPR-Schnabel/Bonn – Germany

Dave Nachmanoff has toured the world both on his own, and as the guitarist and opening act for Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”), at venues as far ranging as the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, to The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. From performing with folk legend Libba Cotten at the age of 9, to playing in a rock band with his two brothers, Dave went on to earn a PhD in Philosophy at UC Davis and slowly built a grassroots following touring all over the world. In addition, he writes and records custom songs for clients and uses his recording studio to produce other artists. A truly independent musician, Dave’s career is varied and never predictable.

Additionally, Dave’s album “Step Up” was produced by PMC Songwriting Festival host and mentor Ronan Chris Murphy!

Marvin Etzioni added to mentor line up of PMC Songwriting Festival

We just added Marvin Etzioni to the mentor and performer line up for the PMC Songwriting Festival September 7-9. Marvin was a founding member and writer for the 80’s group, Lone Justice, and in addition to his solo work as an artist, and collaborating as a songwriter with the likes of Cheap Trick, Marvin also producer for bands like Counting Crows, Judy Collins, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Steven stills…. Registration is open and full festival passes  are only $77 and all proceeds go to support PMC aging in Place.

Register HERE




Producer of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” Added as a Mentor

Rick Jarrard, Producer

Rick Jarrard is a Grammy Nominated Producer of The Year. He has received over 40 gold and platinum albums which have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. His productions have reached audiences worldwide in many different languages. A multitude of songs that he has produced have been used in over 230 motion pictures, television shows and commercials.

Rick produced the Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ which included ‘Somebody To Love’ and ‘White Rabbit’. This album catapulted them to stardom and earned ‘White Rabbit’ a place on the Top 500 Rock Songs of All Time. Rick went on to produce Jose Feliciano’s ‘Light My Fire’, ‘California Dreamin’, ‘Que Sera’ and one of the 25 Christmas Songs of All Time, ‘Feliz Navidad’ and many more of Jose’s hits. Rick is responsible for the career of Harry Nilsson, signing him to RCA and producing ‘Pandemonium Shadow Show’ and ‘Aerial Ballet’ which included ‘One’, ‘Without Her’, and his most famous hit ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ which was subsequently used in the award winning film ‘Midnight Cowboy’. He found Michael McDonald when he was only 17, brought him to Los Angeles, signed him to a record deal and developed him as an artist and songwriter. Rick also produced numerous other top artists in his career.

Rick became friends with Elvis when Elvis asked him to put his band together for his comeback tour in Las Vegas. They remained friends until Elvis passed away.
Rick owns Rick Jarrard Productions, Uncle Josh’s Song Emporium, Friday Records LLC, Friday Group Music Publishing LLC, and Friday Records Music Publishing LLC.
He has served on the Board of Governors for NARAS and several other entities in the industry. His career has earned him a place in Who’s in The World, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and International Dictionary of Biographies.

Rick is currently working on several recording and film projects as well as running his record, publishing, consulting and management companies.