2007 Unisong Contest Winner

On June 30, 2007, we got the news of this years Unisong Contest results, and I am delighted to report that the title track of Second Chances ("A Second Chance") took 4th Place in the Acoustic/Folk Category. (Go to www.unisong.com to see and hear the winners). Eugene Ruffolo performs the song, with backing vocals by Lucy Kaplansky -- with a heartbreaking nylon string guitar interlude by Oz Noy. The track is produced by Ben Wisch. All I did was write the song one weekend last year on little McKenzie's tiny nylon mini-guitar. I sang it for my sister-in-law Gladys in an empty room, where the furniture had been removed and the floors were being redone. The perfect acoustics and Gladys close attention made me believe this song might be worth singing -- and Eugene and Ben and Lucy and Oz did the rest. In other news, the song Deeper (with a lyric by John Mayer from his Esquire magazine contest) was an Honorable Mention in this year's Unisong Contest in the Americana category.

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