On Sunday, June 19, Daniel Lee was chosen as the winner of the Strathmore Regional Round of the NewSong Contest presented by Performing Songwriter Magazine during a competition at Strathmore in N. Bethesda, Maryland. He now moves on to the finals of the national NewSong Contest, which take place during the 2005 Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, Aug. 24 to 28 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 90 minutes from Washington, D.C.
To listen to songs from the Strathmore Regional Newsong Finalists, click here.
Lee is one of 12 finalists to be chosen for the final round of the NewSong Contest. The grand-prize winner of the national contest will perform on a festival-closing performance of the Mountain Show program which will later be broadcast internationally.
The Mountain Stage Newsong Festival contest focuses on emerging and up-and-coming singer-songwriters in all genres, from folk, blues, country and traditional, to world beat, hip-hop, jazz and beyond. Check out the Newsong Blog for the latest contest updates.