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Del Suggs

Saltwater Music

Del tours throughout the US and Caribbean, and performs in concert around 100 shows each year. If you are considering Del for a performance, be assured he is comfortable in a very broad range of venues. He performs at festivals and on major concert stages for 10,000 people-- and he performs in coffeehouses for 75 people. In addition, Del is now offering both one-day "mini-residencies" and two-day "full residencies." These popular programs include one or more seminars offered in conjunction with a concert.

Colleges and Universities

Del performs primarily at colleges and universities, and his standard concert fee is $1500 plus accommodations for the night of the show. This fee includes travel, and sound within the southeast region.

Colleges and universities outside of the Southeast should add a $250-$500 (based on cost) Travel Allowance to all prices listed.

For current availabilities, contact Saltwater Music at 1-800-323-1976. En route and block dates are frequently available.

Festivals, Clubs & Concert Halls

Please contact Saltwater Music at 1-800-323-1976 for prices and availabilities.

Music Business Seminars

Del offers a variety of other programs in addition to his concerts. One major use of these seminars is to involve other segments of your campus community. These programs can be presented for the general public, or specifically for music students, theater majors, english & creative writing classes, humanities programs, or any number of interested academic areas.

You can schedule any of the following seminars along with a concert and create your own "Artist In Residence" Program.

The Music & Music Business seminars are:

The Business of Music

Designed to explain how the world of commercial music operates, it covers nearly all areas of music and entertainment. It includes live performance, recording and the record industry, publishing, radio, and more. It will explain the role of such professionals as personal managers, booking agents, entertainment attorneys, road managers, and others.


This seminar covers both the mechanics of songwriting and the creative process involved. It includes structure, form, melody, subject matter, and more. While this program will not teach you to write a "hit" song, it will help those attending to understand how such songs come about. There will be an opportunity to hear "songs in progress," discuss songwriting techniques, and methods of stimulating creativity.

How To Do Anything

Whatever you dream of achieving, there is a way to reach that goal. This session will give you the tools to reach your goals. Success is a matter of goal setting and developing a plan of action. Achieving your goals is really pretty simple...whether they are basic or lofty, material or spiritual. First you have to set a goal, then develop a strategy to accomplish it. But, of course, you have to stay motivated. This program is partially practical (goal setting and taking action), partially motivational (get moving towards your goals), and partially metaphysical (get and maintain a positive attitude). It is quickly becoming the most popular seminar Del presents.

The Creative Life

This is a look at both the day-to-day and the long-term, exploring the ups and downs of a career in the arts. Esoteric and philosophical, funny and poignant, it covers the trade-offs involved in living the life that many dream of living. It is accurate and down-to-earth, and will give those attending an opportunity to understand how to live an artist's life.

How to Make A CD

As compact disc production increases, it has become easier for aspiring artists to make their own CD. This workshop covers all parts of making and releasing a CD. Includes recording and mastering, graphics, manufacturing, and marketing. This is a very popular program, originally developed by Del for presentation at a Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) event.

About Del Suggs

Del's credentials and qualifications are perhaps unequaled in this market. He is in the midst of a highly successful career as a performer, a producer, and a songwriter. He owns The Cascades Recording Company, an independent record label with over a dozen releases. He also owns two publishing companies: Hurricane Hole Music (ASCAP) and Saltaire Music (BMI).

Del is a Voting Member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy Awards). He served on the NARAS Florida Branch Organizing Committee, which founded the Florida Chapter of the The Recording Academy.

Del received his Master's degree in Instructional Design and Development from Florida State University., and studied with Dr. Robert Gagne and Dr. Leslie Briggs, two of the most widely respected scholars in educational psychology and peers of Dr. B. F. Skinner. He received a Bachelor's degree cum laude in History and Political Science from FSU.

His volunteer work in various human service, civil rights, environmental, and educational causes has been recognized by a nomination for the "Harry Chapin Award for Contributions to Humanity" on three occasions. That is the highest honor the entertainment industry awards for public service. Past recipients include Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Ken Kragen (Live Aid), The AIDS Quilt Project, Habitat for Humanity, and Comic Relief.

Del is perhaps the most widely published author in the field of Student Activities, and he has been published extensively in "Programming," "Student Activities Journal"and "Campus Activities" magazines. He has also written for numerous other mass market publications such as "Canoe" and "Trailer Boats" magazines.

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