Songwriters to collaborate with Children’s Hospital patient on a new song to kick off the 2014 football season
NEW ORLEANS – Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., and several other talented Louisiana songwriters/musicians will join Children’s Hospital patients and families, Team Gleason and the Who Dat Nation to write a song to kick off the 2014 football season.
The Hit Me America: “Easy Breezy” Jam Session will take place Thursday, September 4, at 6 p.m., in the Children’s Hospital Auditorium. The musicians will have one hour to collaborate with audience members and finish the song “Easy Breezy,” which began when Who Dat fan Debbie Pennington yelled out a story line at the Hit Me America Showcase just a few weeks ago at Republic New Orleans.
Dopsie, Vince Vance and Steve Blaze picked up on the line and began coming up with some lyrics and a melody. After only a few minutes, the beginning of the very first audience/musician collaborative songwriting session began.
“Our goal is to challenge the top songwriters in Louisiana to write a song…a hit song. And to make things even more interesting, these talented artists must write the song with the audience, who will become the co-writers, and they only get one hour to do it,” said Steven Scaffidi, creator/executive producer of Hit Me America.
Brad Bohannan will oversee the songwriting session and produce the song. If the track is successful, Children’s Hospital and Team Gleason will benefit from all profits generated by potential music royalties.
The event is open to all media personnel and a limited number of Who Dat Nation fans. Requests for admission by the general public should be sent via email to: email@example.com. For more information, please log on to www.hitmeamerica.com.
WHAT: HIT ME AMERICA: THE “EASY BREEZY” JAM SESSION
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Children’s Hospital Auditorium,
200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
WHY: To write a song to kick off the 2014 football season & potentially raise funds for Children’s Hospital & Team Gleason
About Children’s Hospital
Since its opening in 1955, Children's Hospital has continually offered the most advanced pediatric care. With more than 40 specialties, 247 beds and nearly 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South. Visit www.chnola.org to learn more.