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Songwriters offer feel-good moments under the Big Top

Published 08/29/2009, Duluth News Tribune

Bribery, I learned, is the running joke for judges in a songwriting competition. Some people will actually pull out an Andrew Jackson and mime a profit-swapping handshake with a judge. Cue the laugh track from pockets of a 150-plus audience on Thursday night at Big Top Chautauqua’s annual songwriter competition.

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