Portland Based Band Recognized by Prestigious Songwriter Competition

Duo’s Songs Nominated in International Songwriting Competition
Those Willows, Indie folk band, infused with jazz and a touch of soul.
Those Willows, Indie folk band, infused with jazz and a touch of soul.
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Feb. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- Portland, OR – Portland, Oregon-based and Detroit, Michigan-bred duo Those Willows has had three tracks from their debut album Rivertown nominated as semi-finalists for the prestigious 2012 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Even with a record setting 20,000-plus entries from 119 countries, the pair scored award nominations for three songs in three categories:

•   “Cold Water” for best Folk/Singer – Songwriter
•   “Faces of Home” in Adult Contemporary
•   “In Michigan” in Pop/Top 40

Finalists will be announced at the end of February and overall category winners announced in April.

Those Willows formed as an acoustic duo in 2007 by musicians Melissa Tarter and Jack Wells. The pair's music incorporates a spectrum of genres including soul, folk, rock and jazz. They released their first full-length album Rivertown in February 2012. The pair’s songs have been heard on television shows both in the United States and Europe including:  “Lying Games” (ABC Family), the UK's “Skins,” and reality shows on Animal Planet, MTV, VH-1 and Bravo. This genre-hopping, harmony induced duo has been proudly compared to Simon and Garfunkel, Fleet Foxes, Mamas and the Papas and She and Him.  For more about Those Willows visit www.thosewillows.com

About the International Songwriting Competition (ISC):  The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.
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