Booking Information for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Email Del at:
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