Tony McLoughlin

Back from Nashville again!

About a week back here in Ireland following a very cool trip to Nashville ,Tennesse. The big news is that I have now officially signed an agreement with Matt Lindsey Music,Nashville ,Tennesse.Matt,formerly chief of Forerunner Music,is one of the most respected figures in the American music publishing business.He will represent me and my songs to other artists,film and other media.Big things to come! I spent a busy and productive two weeks co writing songs with Irene Kelley,Davis Raines,Charley Stefl,Thomm Jutz,Frank Goodman,and Peter Cronin.Trent Summar got robbed and we had to cancel that date! Next time Trent! Altogether ten songs were written in the 2 week period,,these people get things done! Hugely motivating and creative! I stayed with Thomm Jutz in his beautiful log house outside Nashville,near the lakes.His studio is there also and we were able to record 12 tracks in the period.Nanci Griffith is not long back from a European tour and so my visit luckily coincided with a gap in Thomm's guitar playing duties with Nanci and band. Had a beer with Tony Arata in his local(Dan McGuinness's Irish Bar).I was honored to play as Tony's guest in The Bluebird Cafe,where he was doing a show "in the round" with Janis Iain,and Keith Carruthers,great songwriters,, Played some songs also as a guest of Davis Raines and Irene Kelley at Norm's River Roadhouse,,very cool music venue,,hi to you guys,if any of you read this! That's about all for now,,more soon Tony