I think everyone is tired of winter hanging around so long this year, so I'm hoping your world will be greening up and warming up very soon!
REALWOMENREALSONGS SEASON II
This past fall I was invited to be a part of Season 2 of RealWomenRealSongs, facilitated by Cary Cooper. We are 22 women who write a song a week, based on a one word prompt. I'm a Friday writer, so my music videos are posted to the RWRS YouTube and Facebook pages each Friday. It's amazing that I've written eleven songs so far this year, and it's great to be in the creative flow. I'm also having fun experimenting with various audio and video software and hardware, which have produced some interesting and sometimes pretty funny results. You can see my videos by clicking on my YouTube Playlist.
SONGWRITER WORKSHOP IN THE OZARKS, MARCH 28-30TH, 2014
I'm excited to be facilitating a songwriters' workshop at the beautiful Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas that last weekend of this month. The workshop is limited to just 20 participants, where we'll study basic song structure and examine effective lyric writing and memorable melodies. A special treat will be a private Q&A session with Arlo Guthrie as the kickoff to the event! Since the Ozark Folk Center's emphasis is on Traditional Folk Music, Art & Culture, on Sunday we'll be focusing on how Traditional Folk Music can be successfully integrated into today's commercial music industry for those wanting to pursue musical careers with their Traditional roots. Can't wait!
WHEATFIELD TOUR SET FOR AUGUST
We finally finished our 12-song recording project, and it only took 7 years or so to do it! We're calling it Big Texas Sky, and it's full of some great new music we've all written together over the past couple of years. We've booked some dates in Texas for the first two weeks in August, and we're all really excited to get some new music out and play it out live in some cool listening room venues. We haven't performed together in more than a year, so it's definitely time to pack up and hit the road as a touring band. Stay tuned!
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