BMI sponsored the inaugural Nassau Songwriter Festival, held November 11-15 in Nassau, The Bahamas. BMI songwriters Al Anderson
, Chuck Cannon
, Greg Crowe, Bob DiPiero
, Chuck Jones, Kylie Sackley and Jeffrey Steele
played showcases at Crystal Palace Casino, The Poop Deck restaurant, and Nygard Cay Resort, home of festival sponsor and fashion magnate Peter Nygard.
|Greg Crowe, Bob DiPiero, Conchita Leeflang, Chuck Jones, Chuck Cannon, BMI's Mary Loving, Peter Nygard, Kylie Sackley, Jeffrey Steele and Al Anderson (kneeling) Travis TV's Greg Travis, BMI's Brian Tipton and Mark Mason. |
A crew from Travis TV attended the event to film a segment for GAC's series "Country Music Across America," and L.A.-based recording artist Conchita Leeflang was on hand for a special performance.
Other sponsors included Blue Sky Real Estate, Performing Songwriter magazine, Crystal Palace Casino, The Poop Deck, Nashville Underground, Stella Artois, Junkanoo Rum and American Airlines.
|Performing Songwriter magazine's Abby White, Kylie Sackley, Jeffrey Steele, NSAI's Virginia Davis, Conchita Leeflang |
|Jeffrey Steele, Bob DiPiero and Al Anderson perform at Nygard Cay Resort |
|Al Anderson, Blue Sky Real Estate's Steven Johnson, Bob DiPiero |
|Chuck Cannon and Chuck Jones play at the Poop Deck restaurant |
|Kylie Sackley and Greg Crowe perform at Crystal Palace Casino |
|Sunset from Nygard Cay |
|Nygard Cay Resort at night |
photos: Jonathan Simms and Brian Tipton