Five talented singer-songwriters from across the country have been selected out of nearly 14,000 entries to compete as finalists in Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter 5. These five musicians will perform live at the finals, held in Hollywood, CA on Friday, March 4th, in front of renowned producer and program judge Ariel Rechtshaid for their shot at the grand prize. At stake is a 4-song E.P produced by Grammy winner Rechtshaid (Usher, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, HAIM), a mentoring songwriting session with singer-songwriter City and Colour, a national television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, new gear, $25,000 cash and much more.
Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter program has led to much success for past winners Lanita Smith, Josh Doyle, Jeff Campbell and Tess Henley including management deals, radio play, label representation, national touring, music videos and much more. Past judges and participants have included Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was, pop singer Colbie Caillat, folk singer Lissie, producer John Shanks and more. For more information and to view the finalist’s winning videos please visit: www.guitarcenter.com/songwriter.
Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter 5 Winner Will Receive:
· 4-song EP and studio time with Ariel Rechtshaid
· Mentoring songwriting session with City and Colour
· Performance slot on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
· $25,000 Cash
· Showcase performance on the Grand Plaza Stage at the 2017 Winter NAMM show
· New gear from top instrument retailers from AVID, Bose, Martin, Gibson Memphis, Shure, Roland, D’Addario, TC-Group, Dunlop, Acoustic Amplification and Zoom
· A Write Up in American Songwriter Magazine
The five finalists will perform at the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 5 Finals in front of an audience and Ariel Rechtshaid, who will be present to choose the winner. Program mentor, City and Colour’s Dallas Green, will conclude the night with a special live performance.
Special Guest Performer:
City and Colour
Celestial from Los Angeles, CA