Month: May 2015

“We Write the Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress!!

Me and my man @neyo last night after the show. He sang 4 songs of his: "Let Me Love You", "Irreplaceable", "Closer", and "Time Of Our Lives"!! What an awesome performance bro!! Proud of you :) #neyo #ascap #songwriter #songwriterslife #cool #awesome #music
Me and my man @neyo last night after the show. He sang 4 songs of his: “Let Me Love You”, “Irreplaceable”, “Closer”, and “Time Of Our Lives”!! What an awesome performance bro!! Proud of you :)
#neyo #ascap #songwriter #songwriterslife #cool #awesome #music

Hey!

I was invited last night (5/12/15) to an ASCAP Event, “We Write the Songs”, at the Library of Congress!! Before the performance, there was a Pre-Concert Buffett Dinner, and it was very classy. The concert was very exciting, featuring songwriters singing a few songs from their repertoire. The songwriters performing at the event were NeYo, Alan Bergman, John Bettis, Donald Fagen, Rupert Holmes, Natalie Merchant, Allen Shamblin, Deborah Cox, Lari Hiller, Crystal Nicole and Che “Rhymefest” Smith! Each performer was introduced by a different US Representative right before their set. It was truly an unforgettable night. After the performance there was a VIP Reception, and we got a chance to speak to all of the musicians and politicians involved in the concert afterwards.  I even got an opportunity to meet United States Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, Rand Paul! I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Brian A. Duckworth from Capitol Hill, for inviting me to this event. I truly appreciate it bro!!

I put a photo of me and NeYo from last night, on the top of this post. The rest of the photos & short videos from this event are below. Enjoy!

JChris

When I think of singer-songwriters like @1crystalnicole I think of artists who can really transcend and express something that is so special & personal to them. I also think of how beautifully they can convey this message through their unique abilities and talents. She is the composer for many hit songs such as "Only Girl In the World", "Angels Cry", "Night of Your Life", among many others. She is also a very kind and humble person. Last night at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
When I think of singer-songwriters like @1crystalnicole I think of artists who can really transcend and express something that is so special & personal to them. I also think of how beautifully they can convey this message through their unique abilities and talents. She is the composer for many hit songs such as “Only Girl In the World”, “Angels Cry”, “Night of Your Life”, among many others. She is also a very kind and humble person.
Last night at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
So glad to have met @deborahcox  She did an awesome job singing John Bettis' classic, "One Moment In Time". And a great person too! Last night at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
So glad to have met @deborahcox
She did an awesome job singing John Bettis’ classic, “One Moment In Time”. And a great person too!
Last night at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
Me and Che Smith @rhymefest , composer of "Glory" (from the "Selma" soundtrack). What an awesome guy! He said "We need to pose like THIS now, cause you the singer and I'm the rapper" Haha #funtimes Last night at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
Me and Che Smith @rhymefest , composer of “Glory” (from the “Selma” soundtrack). What an awesome guy! He said “We need to pose like THIS now, cause you the singer and I’m the rapper” Haha #funtimes
Last night at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
As a composer, these kinds of moments are truly special to me. I got to meet Alan Bergman, composer of timeless songs such as "The Way We Were", "Moonlight", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", among many others. #whenigrowup Last night at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
As a composer, these kinds of moments are truly special to me. I got to meet Alan Bergman, composer of timeless songs such as “The Way We Were”, “Moonlight”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, among many others. #whenigrowup
Last night at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
What an honor it was to meet United States Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, Rand Paul. Last night at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress. #randpaul #drrandpaul #music #politics
What an honor it was to meet United States Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, Rand Paul. Last night at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
#randpaul #drrandpaul #music #politics
Me and Lari White. This is one serious singer yall!! Last night at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
Me and Lari White. This is one serious singer yall!! Last night at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
Me with United States Representative Hank Johnson last night, at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
Me with United States Representative Hank Johnson last night, at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP Event at the Library of Congress.
Me and Natalie Merchant at the "We Write The Songs" ASCAP event at the Library of Congress last night. What an awesome songwriter.
Me and Natalie Merchant at the “We Write The Songs” ASCAP event at the Library of Congress last night. What an awesome songwriter.
So blessed to have met these group of singers tonight! You all had me harmonizing with you guys throughout the whole show haha
So blessed to have met these group of singers tonight! You all had me harmonizing with you guys throughout the whole show haha
Me with the maestro of the night, Chris Caswell! What an awesome musician.
Me with the maestro of the night, Chris Caswell! What an awesome musician.

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