The RAD team proudly announces the winners of the RAD Spring 2017 Open Mic Singing Songwriting Contest held on May 10 at Wicked Willy’s 149 Bleecker Street, NYC.

Guest judges talk show host Evan Ginzburg and author singer-songwriter Lawrence Daly joined RAD producer Phil Carroll to hear many wonderful singer songwriters perform cover and original songs. Everyone was terrific! We thank all the contestants for their performances! The award recipients are as follows!

First Prize: $50 NYC Guitar Center Gift Certificate and $200 Scholarship Award off the price of the RAD Summer 2017 Recording Session. Consult with producer Phil Carroll.
Jonathan “Jon-Ryan” Murdoch

First Prize Honorable Mention: $200 Scholarship Award off the price of the RAD Summer 2017 Recording Session. Consult with producer Phil Carroll.
Marcus Pena and Hameer Zawawi

Second prize: $50  NYC Guitar Center Gift Certificate and $100 Scholarship Award off the price of the RAD Summer 2017 Recording Session. Consult with producer Phil Carroll.
Vanessa Lovestone

Second Prize Honorable Mention: $100 Scholarship Award off the price of the RAD Summer 2017 Recording Session. Consult with producer Phil Carroll.
Shakira “Celesse” Greene

Third Prize: $100 Scholarship Award off the price of the RAD Summer 2017 Recording Session. Consult with producer Phil Carroll.
James Carrancio, Charles Caloia, Mo Damavi, Francis Falls, Phil Fryberger, Michael Liu, Steve Sieck, and Patrick Wynne “Ethafulm”

Thank you to guest performers singer-songwriters: Keter Braun, Briana Bradley, Emily Wolfe and Timothy Dark!

Thank you to our audience and to Wicked Willy’s owner and staff!

The RAD Summer 2017 Recording Session begins in June and includes ten individual studio sessions to arrange, produce and record your song, group industry feedback meetings on June 8, June 22, July 13 and July 27, and a showcase listening party on August 4.
Please visit recordingartistsdevelopment.org for more information about  RAD and the Summer 2017 Recording Session!