Industry Ink (5/13/14)

Larry Wayne Clark

Larry Wayne Clark

A writers night will be held in memory of the late journalist/songwriter/producer Larry Wayne Clark, who succumbed to cancer in 2013 in his native Canada. The Listening Room Cafe (217 2nd Ave. S.) will host the writers night May 27 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Clark’s longtime friend Jeff Walter will host, and performers include Cassidy Lynn Alexander, Lisa Brokop, Melissa Christina (Canada), Stephanie DeWolfe, Shawn Dodd, RyLee Madison, Wendy Newcomer, Chelsee Oaks, Andrea Pearson, Shelly Rann, Quentin Reddy (Canada), and Marc Rossi.

Clark’s catalog includes Chris Young‘s “Drinking Me Lonely,” as well as songs recorded by the Statler Brothers, Lee Greenwood, Anne Murray and others. Admission is free, and a limited edition CD LWC Favorites: Songs of Larry Wayne Clark will be sold, with proceeds benefiting Bobby’s Hospice Palliative Care Facility. CDs can be purchased at and donations can be made to

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Mandy West

Mandy West

GrassRoots Promotion Operations Director Mandy West will exit her post at the end of May. After 11 years with the company, she has decided to explore new business opportunities.

“Mandy’s impending departure is sad for us, but we know she will have great success in her future endeavors,” said GrassRoots Managing Partner Nancy Tunick.

West can be reached at [email protected] or at 615-226-3355.

GrassRoots Promotion has welcomed Kellie Yano as its new Promotion Coordinator. She can be congratulated at [email protected].

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Music Health AllianceMusic Health Alliance has relocated to 2021 Richard Jones Rd, Ste. 160 in Nashville. Music Health Alliance services protect, direct and connect music professionals with personalized health solutions.

The organization can be reached at 1-800-721-5098 or at


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