Thursday, August 29, 2013

17th Annual Singer/Songwriters For St Jude

Saturday, September 7, 2013 ~ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Del McGee, a well-know songwriter in our songwriter circles, has sponsored this fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for 17 years. The daughter of his mother's friend died with childhood cancer because she could not get into St. Jude's in time, prompting Del to start his annual benefit Singers/Songwriters For St. Jude. When you get to know Del. it is evident that he has a "heart of gold," is a loving, caring man with a love of life, positive attitude and stands up for what he believes. A very special person!

Note from Del on August 29, 2013.
"I was delivering a package the other day and the lady came to the door in a St Jude t-shirt. I told her I was glad to see she supported St Jude, and she chimed in real quick and said she was a St Jude survivor. She had A L L when she was a little girl. Now she is 29 and engaged to be married. So the money we raise helps local kids and families as well as those around the world. 

The new "Nano" technology research is gonna be the link to the cure for childhood cancer. They are making miraculous break throughs every single day. Its really only a matter of time now." 

Invitation from Del:
Come out to see and hear some of the area's best singer/songwriters and help support our efforts to help the children of St Jude. It's an evening of fun with friends and family and the best beer and wine selection in Madison at the Stem N Stein on County Line Rd. I match all donations, I cover all the costs of the show so every penny you give goes directly to St Jude. AND, this year, the new owners of Stem N Stein are going to match it as well!! WOOHOO!! So if you want to triple your donation, then here's your chance to maximize your help in the fight against childhood cancer.

I certainly hope everyone reading this can make the show, but if you can't and still want to participate you can by sending your "TAX DEDUCTIBLE" check made payable to, St Jude Childrens Research Hospital and mailing it to Del McGee P.O. Box 6756, Huntsville, Al. 35813. Thank you all so much for your support, spiritually and financially.

donating their time, talent to support this cause and to deliver a great show. Believe me, you will enjoy this show of talented entertainers with music genres from Americana to Bop!

4:00: Robin Stewart, Earl Watts, Robert Barnes, Connie Nicholas Carnes

5:30: MaryJustice Lucas, Amit Chadha, Lori Lovelace-Muse, John Crosslin

7:00: James C Polhemus, Kendra Sutton, Cristina Lynn, Del McGee

And every now and then, EVERYONES favorite from last year, the BEAT BOP king, SEAN!!!!!!

10871 County Line Road
Madison, AL 35758
(256) 325-3779
Make tax deductible donation checks to:
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mail to: 
Del McGee
 P.O. Box 6756, 
Huntsville, Al. 35813.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


A side note about the music on my shows. I say a lot ... I play the music I LOVE,  which is true. However, I think that a DJ that says they will play your music if they like it ... that is a selfish way of looking at it. Who are we to judge what other folks like? All DJs, especially in the world of independent music, should have an open mind and try to present music for everyone. Should we follow mainstreams judgments and only play over produced, loaded with effects music. I think not! I believe with all of my heart, we should include the grassroots music, even if not perfect. So when you listen to my show, expect imperfections, maybe even living room pickings. I certainly play studio productions and respect the work that goes into them, and LOVE them, but that is not all there is to music. MaryJustice Lucas is one of the best voices I have ever heard. She commented to me that her music was not radio ready, well I beg to differ and will play her in my shows with pleasure!!! 

Another side to this is the musicians that listen and what they like as well. The most produced, horse voice, living room picking jam, blues tune, I put on ReverbNatiom got me to 17, nationally, by other blues artists that made great comments and kept coming back for more, BUT radio won't play it because it is under produced. And, that is fine with me but something is being overlooked here. I think it is the call for more real life types of music. Not what mainstream has fed us for the last few years. And really a new song on mainstream only last about two weeks.
Where will the classic of our era come from? Will there even be any? With this all said, I have the highest regard for what it takes to do radio, now that I am involved from two standpoints, as an artist and DJ. I am learning so much and see the work and love that is put into it. On my Songwriters show I WILL be mixing mainstream and indie. I love a lot of mainstream ... just have a gripe about how the major labels have handled it for a long time. A lot of folks that worked hard for years to get a major label to pick them up are now holding their breath for the contracts to be up. 

I welcome the revolution in music that is happening now and honored to be part of it. If you have suggestions for me to be better at my jobs,  in both areas, I welcome your suggestions as I feel like learning all aspects of music never ends. Thanks for indulging me as I pass these thoughts on to you.

Memphis to Muscle Shoals and Beyond

You are invited to my show on It is the First Monday of every month and focuses 
on music from the mid-south. It is from 7-9pm CST, 8-10pm EST. We are editors choice on Windows media player and folks are joining us from all over the GLOBE!! You can also join chat on the home page and the show can be heard on all phones. For those of you using iphones, if you want to join chat try this link 

Here is a link directly to LISTEN You can also now find us on itunes, shoutcast and windows media player. Hope to see you!!!

The Listening Room Songwriters Showcase
Starting the first Saturday of every month I will be doing an original. all genre, songwriters showcase on At this time we have listeners from 120 countries. The Listening Room Showcase has been in the works but finally coming about. The concept came from owning a Listening Room in Memphis Tn in the 80's with Susan Ratner as co owner. I loved it then and love it now. The original listening rooms started in Chicago many years ago. I used to play them and thought it was a wonderful idea. After my Memphis one, many venues and online sites have taken that name. I am proud that it is so popular and happy to continue the tradition. I will have local artists such as the great Sandy Carroll, Nashville hit writers such as Mark Narmore, and songwriters from across the globe. Mainstream and Independent artist together sharing their talents. Join me at 2-4pm EST, 1-3pm CST, 7pm UK time.

Tune in to Rocker's Dive! It's 24/7 music at Rocker's Dive is a very unique internet music platform with music you can listen to while working or just browsing the internet. Or, you can log into their chat-room for fun interaction with the DJs and many times the artists being featured.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Looking for something to do tonight?

If you are in Huntsville, Alabama, nearby, or passing through, there is a great line up of Our Homegrown Songwriters playing around town.

Terrific show with Alex Duggan and Matt Morrow at The Foyer. Alex has just released an EP entitled "People Like Us." Matt did instrumentation, harmony and also produced the EP. I know this will be a great show tonight! Show starts at 9:00. Great family-friendly hangout with awesome coffee and cheese cake.Stop in at 600 Jordan Ln NW #2  Huntsville, AL 35816

Emma's at 401 Pratt Ave, NE, Huntsville, AL 256-489-5850.
Huntsville Songwriter's Round  has  an awesome line up of songwriters for your entertainment tonight. Call ahead for your reservation. Food at Emma's is wonderful and the service is excellent. This is a listening room environment with dinner served with elegance. 

The Red Door Art Gallery  213 W,Main StreetHartselle, Alabama 35640

For those of you in the Decatur/Hartselle area drop in the Red Door Art Gallery for Songwriters-Open Mic night at 7p.m. There is something to do in Hartselle. Always a great turn-out and good friends and people, most of all the entertainment is FanTAStico! so much talent! 

Click all the "hot links" and listen to music, check out the menus and get acquainted with these terrific venues who open their doors for Our Homegrown Songwriters!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Hello! I'm Dorothy S. Guinn!

You are invited to my show on It is on Monday nights and focuses on music from the mid-south. It is from 7-9pm CST, 8-10pm EST. You can also join chat on the home page and the show can be heard on all phones. Links and connections to chat on the show from your phones are on the website!

WOW what a show lined up for  Monday. August 12th! Featuring the AMAZING Steve Bonino, introducing top hit songwriter Mark Narmore, the groundbreaking, ground-shaking Tonya Suzanne Holly, the Canadian rising star Krista Earle, and Texas rocker Rick Parker. PLUS songs from the new CD of Fiddleworms, AND since MaryJustice Lucas was such a hit last Monday we are playing her again. And to top it off a lot of our regulars that we have grown to love at Rockers Dive. Too many to mention. Two hours of music that will grab you and hold on to your music loving soul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Featuring Steve Bonino on my show Monday, August 12th. Here's a peek about him.

STEVE BONINO: A New York City native, Steve attended the High School Of Music and Art in New York, sister school to the high school made famous by the movie Fame, as a voice major.

As a professional actor, he starred in the NBC TV series: "The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.", a Saturday morning kid's show where he was able to display his acting and singing skills. C.A.P.E.R. was produced by Don Kirshner, who also produced the music for the Monkees TV show, which C.A.P.E.R. was emulating. Steve contributed his vocal talents to the show’s album, released on Columbia records. He was also seen on the big screen in "Three Days of the Condor", starring Robert Redford, and the summer camp spoof film "G.O.R.P." starring Dennis Quaid. Steve also appeared in the made for television movies "Friendly Fire" starring Carol Burnett, "Tarantulas, The Deadly Cargo" and the remake of "It’s A Wonderful Life" starring Marlo Thomas.

As a professional musician, Steve sang on records by Screaming Jay Hawkins & Francis X. On television, he has performed as a bassist / vocalist with the popular German band "Avtograph", and as a guitarist / vocalist on KCET with the original band "Tomorrow’s Game" that Steve co-founded. Steve has composed the music score and original songs for independent films and has been an active musician since the early 90’s on the local club scene in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Join Dorothy every Monday night, same time, same station! is on the air 24/7 and the DJ's take requests through chat!

Note from Webmaster: We logged in to Dorothy's show last Monday night and had a great time. It is so awesome to get to chat with the singers as they listen to the music along with the audience. We got acquainted with so many people. I can highly recommend this... listen from you computer, iphone, ipad and join the chat. You can also connect via iTunes. You could feel the excitement from the posts of the listeners.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Update Huntsville Homegrown Songwriters

Huntsville, Alabama, is loaded with talent. I know you all would agree with me if you could get around to some of these events.

Ken Cooper playing  The Commodore Grille Nashville - 8:30pm TONIGHT
2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Saints Don't Grieve "End of Summer Show"
 with special guests Ghost to Coast and MaryJustice Lucas
Thursday, August 8th at 6:00. Tickets: $5.00 
Location: Set your GPS to 212 Westmoreland Huntsville, AL

MaryJustice Lucas and Matt Morrow at The Foyer
Friday, August 9th at 9:00
 600 Jordan Ln NW #2, Huntsville, AL 35816
Matt and MaryJustice

MaryJustice Lucas at the NE Side of Court House Square
Downtown Huntsville Arts & Entertainment District 
Saturday, 6:30
MaryJustice Lucas

So many more ... wish I could mention them all now

Sean Kendrick - Tonight 5:00 pm at Hot Rod Tattoo
Sean Kendrick - Saturday 5:30 pm Downtown, Huntsville
Sean Kendrick - Saturday 8:30 Below The Radar Brewing Company
220 Holmes Ave. NEHuntsville, Alabama 35801

Robert Barnes - Thursday at 5:00 pm - Sante Fe Steak House, Albertville, AL

Wayne Gambrell at The Coffee Tree August 9th from 7-9
7900 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

Don't forget Huntsville Songwriter's Round at Emma's, 401 Pratt Ave. NE. Huntsville, AL
They are booking for August 16th