BURL Audio 2024 Songwriting Contest: It's Time to Meet the Excellent Judges

Here at BURL Audio we have had the great pleasure of working with some of the best musicians, vocalists, producers and engineers in the music industry. A few of them have been gracious enough to lend their time to selecting their favorite songs in the BURL Audio 2024 Songwriting contest, "Come Together".

We have had some truly amazing entries and it is really hard to decide which songs are "The Best." This is a very subjective process. Thank you to all who have entered. We will be announcing the winners during the first week of June.

Asdru Sierra: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Asdrubal "Asdru" Sierra is the co-founder of the multi-Grammy Award-winning,  Ozomatli, spending the last 20 years as the group’s lead vocalist, trumpet and keyboardist. and songwriter. As part of Ozomatli, Sierra garnered two Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the Year Grammy Awards: One Latin Grammy, three Latin Billboard Awards. https://spotify.link/XnCNDXZemJb

Tammi Brown: Tammi performs with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world, including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Lauren Monroe & Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Alan Parsons Project, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb to name a few. Ms. Brown received the prestigious award of ‘Artist of the Year’  in 2024 presented by the Arts Commission for Santa Cruz County. She is currently a vocalist for the ten-time Grammy and Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Bobby McFerrin, in his group Motion.


Chad Gordon is a Grammy Nominated, Multi-Platinum Engineer and Producer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Chad cut his teeth at EASTWEST Studios in Hollywood, CA, and has been very fortunate to have worked with the biggest names in music over the past decade. He bleeds BURL GREEN, to the point that everyone who knows him, thinks he's a damn leprechaun! 

Etienne Franc is THE premiere bass player extraordinaire from Santa Cruz California. Etienne is Burl Audio's go-to-guy when we need the best, most professional session musician who rules the school in every genre of music. Etienne is a bassist, guitarist, singer, and rapper, but most of all he understands and is a master of SOUL POWER. He is bassist for L.A based Check in the Dark, and with Check in the Dark has released two albums independently. Their music was featured on ABC's Extreme makeover - home edition, and on ESPN. Check in the Dark toured and recorded with Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester.

Allison Piccion graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA of Music in Film Scoring and achieved her Master's of Music in Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music, London. Allison is currently a professor for Thinkspace Education as a post-graduate composition and songwriting instructor. Originally from Ohio, Allison is a Los Angeles based film composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer, voiceover artist, singer/songwriter and recording musician - rocking keys, synths, vocals, saxophone and a wireless keytar! She regularly performs with her four piece all-female power group, L.A. Dollz.