89-TR-promo-shotThe Music Alliance is proud to announce the 2nd annual TR Ritchie Memorial Songwriting Contest as an addition to the Juniper Jam music festival. TR Ritchie (1946-2014) was a beloved member of the songwriting community around the country, with deep ties to the northwest. To honor his life’s work in music, writing, poetry, and art, we invited songwriters to enter their best recent work to win a showcase spot at Juniper Jam 2017, along with cash prizes.

Congratulations to our 2017 winners:

Jeff Moraine (Troutdale, OR) – Killing Train
Michael Henchman (Vancouver, WA) – Wildest Sea

Congratulations to our 2017 finalists:

Bart Budwig (Enterprise, OR) – Wyoming Part 2
Joey Carper (Enterprise, OR) – Hold On
Finnegan Hopper (Bellingham, WA) – Slumber Sings
Lisa Housman (Brookline, MA) – Linger like a Ghost
E. Wayne Jones (Portland, OR) – Captain Kangaroo
McKenzie Lindsey (Walla Walla, WA) – Devil’s Serenade
Lee Penn Sky (Boise, ID) – Solomon
Carl Solomon (Portland, OR) – A Hard Freeze

Thank you to all who participated! Keep up the good songwriting!

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