Iowa Music Project announces 2016 Songwriting Showcase honorees

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The compilation includes two Listeners’ Choice honorees, Matt Van and Mason Greve & the Pork Tornadoes. Music aficionados across Iowa cast more than 14,000 votes in the poll, which featured hundreds of submissions by Iowa-based artists.

Join us at the IMP Launch Party

Join Little Village and the Iowa Music Project on June 2, 2016 at the Des Moines Social Club for an IMP launch event featuring two opening acts and headliners The Middle Western, an Iowa songwriting supergroup led by William Elliott Whitmore and David Zollo. Iowa Public Radio will broadcast and emcee the event. Stay tuned for more details![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1459877928841{margin-bottom: -20px !important;}”]

IMP Songwriting Showcase honorees

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Artist / GroupTrack
1. Elizabeth MoenState Lines
2. Middle WesternHelp Me
3. Mason Greve and The Pork TornadoesOne Stop Shop *
4. Blake BogenriefA Changed Man (feat. Jamie Eberhart)
5. Curt OrenBing Bong
6. AnnaliberaBasic Writer
7. TambourineWords
8. Ben DuneganLiberation
9. Mutilated by ZombiesThe Tenth Man
10. Flash in a PanSkunk River Blues
11. Peter RolnickBrooklyn Girl
12. A.J. WordenSaying Yes to Everything
13. Jim Swim and Mary BozaanRecently Lately
14. Maiden MarsI Dare You
15. Jenny Lynn Stacy and the Dirty RoostersTwo Pennies for the Boatman
16. The FussBecoming the Worm
17. Doc MillerPale Ale (Beware)
18. Squirrel FlowerMidwestern Clay
19. Rick BurkeLazarus
20. Vanessa EllsburyLay Me Down
21. Matt VanI Don’t Wanna *
22. MarKausFallout
23. HalflovesNo More Secrets
24. Victor AyaraMfina Ibaha
25. Juni WestCreeping Eyes
26. Calle SurTilín, Tilán
27. Justin Alan Cox & Jeremy BosOld Northender

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Listen: IMP Songwriting Showcase honorees (SoundCloud & Youtube)

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About the IMP

The Iowa Music Project is made possible through by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and presented in partnership with Flat Black Studio, Little Village Magazine, the Des Moines Social Club, and Maximum Ames Records. Additional support is provided by Adamantine Spine Moving.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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