About
Hi, I live in Portland, Oregon and I am looking for someone local to collaborate with. I write songs that have a rural/vintage/pop/county/folk feel. I like Emmy Lou, Dolly, Alison Kraus, Gillian Welch. I just came back from a songwriting retreat taught by Nashville songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills of Songtown. I have a goal to write more songs this year and BETTER songs! My strengths are words and melody, my weaknesses are chords, groove, beats, musicianship,arrangement. I am looking to collaborate with a musician/writer who has my weaknesses as strengths.
General Info
 
First Name:
Nina
Last Name:
Yates
Age:
49
City:
Portland
State:
Or
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
in person
Genres:
Alternative, Country, Folk, Indie, Pop, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, topline writing/hooks, melodies
Instruments I write with:
guitar, vocals
Sounds like:
Emmy, Dolly, Loretta, Gillian Welch, Alison, Sarah Machlaclan
Influences:
same as
Songwriting is my:
hobby, planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
I'm coming back to songwriting after a long break. I won a songwriting competition that allowed me to go to learn with Canadian folk songwriter Stephen Fearing...but that was a while back. I used to have a band that performed all my material. I'm not so interested in performing now. I'm interested in WRITING REALLY GREAT SONGS and if the magic happens I am open to pursuing getting cuts.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Write more GREAT songs first.
Collaboration Goals:
sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun
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