“A Star Is Born”….at Pasta’s On The Green

Fancy yourself a performer? Itching to get your original songs out there -- and perhaps get some FREE studio time at SubCat Studios in Syracuse?

Photo By Susan Coleman
Photo By Susan Coleman

The vibe at Pasta’s On The Green on Monday, Feb 11 was relaxing an fun! Several patrons watched performers and gave encouraging support to all that took the stage. No one seemed uneasy or shy. The mix of covers and originals was pleasing and eclectic….ranging from The Felice Brothers to Stevie Wonder, and newly written songs that sounded ready for a local radio station!


Come down to Pasta’s On The Green in Baldwinsville every Monday (7-10 pm) from now until March 25th. Local music and entertainment legends Irv Lyons and Kim Rossi (collectively, “Indigo Hawk Productions”) put on a songwriters series in which weekly winners advance to a final evening in which a winner is selected. This winner receives a free 4-hour studio session at SubCat Studios in Syracuse.

“So little places, clubs, venues, that support or showcase original music. Personally, as a singer-songwriter…I wanted to establish a vehicle that promoted, nurtures, mentors and showcases local songwriters and their originals. And, to also expose the community at large to original local music.” said Irv Lyons Jr. of HAWK Productions.

Performers get the chance to play a few songs (one of which must be an original) each week. If they are not selected as a winner that week, they may return as many times as they wish! The scene is friendly, supportive, and relaxed, so many folks come back to perform each week….regardless of whether or not they plan to advance to the finals. Weekly winners also get a $25 prize! Irv will play guitar for anyone with a song to sing but no guitar on which to play.

This is a special opportunity that should not be missed by creative musicians in the CNY area! The series moves from venue to venue, so if you can’t join this one, keep your eyes peeled for the next. Updates can be found on Facebook
(Indigo Productions) or at IndigoCNY.com.

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