The Original Series competition featuring songwriters performing their own material is ramping up now. Performances begin Tuesday February 12, 2019 in Buckhead at the always cool, Rock ‘N’ Taco. With so many venues around town offering open mic nights, we thought it interesting to ask the series producer and host Shane Denmark, Events Director for DMT Logistics, what inspired this competition and how it differs from other comparable events. In our conversation, Shane offered up his take on the Atlanta music scene and what helps set apart Original Series contestants. These tidbits of advice seem so universally applicable to music artists anywhere at any level that they deserved to be included here.