Update 4-6-12

The Made In Aurora record -which Dave & Dick Smith contributed songs to- is nominated for an Independent Music Award (the "Indy Grammys"). This years judges include Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Suzanne Vega, Shelby Lynne, Del McCoury, etc. But your votes also count. Go to http://www.madeinaurora.com/vote  for voting instructions and if you wanna, view a 5 minute video about the M.I.A. project with interviews from Dave and fellow songwriters Greg Boerner and Kevin Trudo, and Steve Warrenfeltz, owner of Kiss The Sky record store and head of Waterloo Sunset Records. Or go to http://www.IndependentMusicAwards.com  and you can register and then vote, in the compilation category. On 4/13 Dave & Dave Nelson will make their exuberant return to Cafe Carpe in Ft. Atkinson, WI -one of the best listening rooms on the planet. With New Glarus beers & jambalaya. http://www.cafecarpe.com Speaking of Nelson- his band Heartsfield will be at Fitzgeralds in Berwyn, IL- best roadhouse in Chicago regions- on 4/14. And on 4/15 he and Scott Tipping (of Magic Box) will be at The House Pub in St. Charles, IL, at the monthly One Mike Stand series. Word is they gonna be covering some vintage blues territory- 1920s, 30s, etc And on 4/16 Dave R will return to Bloomington, IN, for the excellent weekly Bloomington Songwriter Showcase at The Players Pub. This popular series has picked up alot of steam in it's 4 or 5 year run, with alot of national writers coming through. See live music!