owen danoff

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Grand Prize Winner!

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Grand Prize Winner!  Press release as follows:

“It’s about the words and music"


WASHINGTON, DC, 3/7/2015 - March 6th was an exciting night, as one of Washington DC’s own, Owen Danoff, took home the $10,000 Grand Prize for his original music and lyrics at the inaugural Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards.  The Awards, founded by Cathy Bernard to honor her uncle, John Ebb, writer of hit Broadway shows such as Cabaret and Chicago, is dedicated to promoting and supporting up-and-coming artists.


Danoff performed two songs, “Hometown Headstone” and “I Wish I Knew Better,” from his critically acclaimed album, Twelve Stories, before a sold out audience at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club and three judges prominent in different fields of music. 


Owen's music has been heralded for its combination of interesting storytelling and catchy melodies.  A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Owen, who maintains an active performing schedule, says, "I feel immensely honored to be the first recipient of such an incredible award.  I hope I can continue to be part of this wonderful program supporting songwriters".  This award comes on the heels of winning first place in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest for his song “No Such Thing."


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