News from Louisa
Louisa's song, DEAR SISTER, co-written with Claire Lynch, is STILL on the Bluegrass charts, currently at #3!
For voting members of the IBMA, please consider Dear Sister for the 2014 IBMA Awards!
- currently #3 on the National Bluegrass Survey
- charting for a year on Roots Bluegrass Survey (#1 for 8 weeks)
- top 10 on Billboard Bluegrass Charts during '14
May 24-25 - Woodsong Farm Memorial Day Songwriting Workshop
May 26 - Post Workshop - Optional Additional Day for One-on-one consultation
2013 IBMA Nominations!
Louisa has been nominated for IBMA Songwriter of the Year and "Dear Sister" (Branscomb/Lynch) was a 2013 Song of the Year Pre-nominee, while "Dear Sister", Claire Lynch's CD, whose title track was written by Louisa and Claire, is nominated for IBMA Album of the Year!
Louisa's other 2013 Activities: Featured artist: Daughters of Bluegrass Compilation; Keynote Speaker Conference on Women's Empowerment: Bad Girls and Banjos: How to Break the Wrong Rules the Right Way (Ferrum Coll); Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriter Workshop (Aug); Woodsong Winter Songwriter Retreat (Feb); Selected Dates with Jeanette and Johnny Williams; Also see Schedule. DEAR SISTER released on Compass!
Louisa's 2012 Accolades include: 1st Place, Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, Bluegrass (Stormy Night); IBMA Showcase Selection (Gone); recordings by Janet McGarry (2012 Recording of the Year, Eastern Canada Bluegrass Association), Richard Cifersky, Dawn Kenney (Women's Radio Selections of Note Selection!), Jeanette Williams, Jim Hurst, Nancy Beaudette (Roots Music Chart!) and others.
"Noone captures the full spectrum of human emotion and human relationships, in all their flawed glory, like Louisa Branscomb."
I'll Take Love - CD
"Bluegrass songwriting diva Louisa Branscomb has a smokin' pen that has fired off more than 90 recorded bluegrass and acoustic songs. Indeed, Branscomb's unique gift is once again on full display with her 9th project "I'll Take Love," which showcases the world's best bluegrass singers and musicians taking on Branscomb's powerful songs.
"I'll Take Love" proves that the "Steel Rails" songwriter is in top form." (Country.com)
Dear Sister - CD and Book
Dear Sister - Civil War Letters to a Sister in Alabama
This is the book that inspired the song. Read the story here.