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Cat Jahnke Lands Songwriting Honours

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Cat and the Menagerie

Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter Cat Janhke has taken high honours in this year's massive International Songwriting Competition. Her song "Do What You Say", recorded for her project Cat and the Menagerie, has landed in second place in the ISC's dance/electronica category.

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Local Artists Top Competitions

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Jaylene Johnson took high honours once again at the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). The singer/songwriter's "I Wish I Could Hate You", penned with expat Heather Longstaffe and Wendy Wills, is a finalist in the country category this year. Johnson is no stranger to the ISC, picking up honourable mentions in the country category two years in a row.

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Ruth Moody and Scott Nolan Land Top Spots in Songwriting Competition

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Two Manitoba singer/songwriters have taken top prizes in this year's International Songwriting Competition.

Ruth Moody's  "Storm Comin'", off The Wailin' Jennys JUNO Award-nominated album Bright Morning Stars, took the top spot in the Gospel/Christian Music category. Her song "Cold Outside", off her JUNO-nominated solo release, The Garden, landed a semi-final spot in the Folk/Singer-songwriter category. Bright Morning Stars was also just names Acoustic Ensemble Album of the Year by the Indie Acoustic Project.

Scott Nolan took third prize in the Americana category for his song, "You Rock, We Roll" off his 2011 release on Transistor 66 Record Co., Montgomery Eldorado.

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Manitoba Songwriters Up for International Songwriting Honours

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Several Manitoba singer/songwriters are finalists and semi-finalists in this year's prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

Ruth Moody's "Storm Comin'", which can be heard on The Wailin' Jennys JUNO Award-nominated album Bright Morning Stars, is a finalist in the Gospel/Christian Music category. Her song "Cold Outside", off her JUNO-nominated solo release, The Garden, landed a semi-final spot in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category.

Jaylene Johnson's "When It All Goes South," co-written with Halifax-based sister act The Keats, is a finalist in the country category. Johnson was an ISC finalist last year, and also had a couple of co-writes in the semi-finals.

Also a finalist last year, Scott Nolan is up for the Americana category, this time for his song, "You Rock, We Roll" off his 2011 release on Transistor 66 Record Co., Montgomery Eldorado.

Manitoba is also well-represented in the list of semi-finalists, which includes Abstract Artform, Avery Eramchuck, Desiree Dorion, Arun Chaturvedi, The Details, Ken Pinchin, Keri Latimer, Carjackmatt, Owen Dacombe Street, Chris Freeman, and Tom Racine.

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