American Laundromat Records and Daisy Rock Guitars Announce Neil Young Cover Song Contest

Unsigned Female Artists Can Win a Spot on a Nationally Distributed Benefit CD, a Daisy Rock Guitar and More!

Stonington, CT – American Laundromat Records and Daisy Rock Guitars are co-sponsoring a contest inviting female artists and female-fronted bands to submit a cover version of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” to win a Daisy Rock guitar, consideration for an official Daisy Rock endorsement, and a guaranteed slot on the upcoming American Laundromat Records benefit CD “Cinnamon Girl – Women Artists Cover Neil Young”. All proceeds from the Cinnamon Girl project will be donated to Casting For Recovery, a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. Tanya Donelly, Jill Sobule, The Watson Twins, Kristin Hersh, Lori McKenna, Josie Cotton, and Britta Phillips are just some of the outstanding female artists covering Neil Young for the Cinnamon Girl benefit CD due out October 3, 2007.

To be eligible, bands must meet the following requirements:
– Have a lead female vocalist, and at least one female guitarist or bassist
– Have a website and/or myspace page, and gig regularly at local clubs and venues
– Be a fan of Neil Young’s music

The contest winner will receive:
– A guaranteed spot on the Cinnamon Girl benefit CD
– Free Daisy Rock guitar or bass, and consideration to earn an official Daisy Rock endorsement
– Winner will be announced worldwide on the American Laundromat website and myspace page as well as the Daisy Rock web site and myspace page

To enter, artists are invited to submit their cover version of “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” on CD to American Laundromat Records, c/o Cinnamon Girl Contest, P.O. Box 1428, Pawcatuck, CT 06379. Submission deadline is May 15th. The winner will be chosen and announced on June 1st. Any questions regarding the contest should be directed to with the following in the subject field “Cinnamon Girl Contest Question”.

Daisy Rock ( is the original girl-guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing pro-quality guitars for females. The company is led by its President, Tish Ciravolo, and co-owned and distributed by Alfred Publishing. Daisy Rock’s ongoing mission is to provide females of all ages with whatever it takes to learn to play guitar and enjoy music. Daisy Rock has established and continues to strengthen its reputation as “THE female guitar company.”

Casting For Recovery ( is a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. Casting for Recovery provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn fly-fishing, “a sport for life.” The weekend retreats incorporate counseling, educational services and the sport of fly-fishing to promote mental and physical healing. Founded in 1996, Casting for Recovery has been offering free retreats across the country. They rely on local volunteers and organizations to support their community based retreats.

American Laundromat Records ( is an indie-rock label based out of Southeastern, CT. Founded in 2004 by music enthusiasts Joe Spadaro & Sean T. Rayburn, the label is best known for their popular 2005 compilation “High School Reunion – a tribute to those great 80’s films” which featured indie-rockers Frank Black, Kristin Hersh, Matthew Sweet, The Dresden Dolls and others covering those beloved tunes from some of the 80’s most popular teen films. Other upcoming projects include “Dig For Fire – A Pixies Tribute” featuring They Might Be Giants, OK Go, British Sea Power, The Rosebuds, and many more. A November 13, 2007 release date is scheduled.