Songwriting Workshops

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This week I’m ramping up for a couple songwriting workshops at the Joe Val Indoor Bluegrass Festival the weekend of Feb 13th.
One again I will be conducting a workshop on co-writing with Dawn Kenney. Last year’s workshop was great, lots of interest, and met several other area writers for the first time. My catalog of co-writes has been growing in recent years, resulting in a few more song cuts. This is a great opportunity for me to encourage others to pursue collaborating with other writers, and discuss the benefits as well as various approaches to co-writing.
The other workshop will be with Ted DeMille on writing Bluegrass Gospel songs. Very excited to work with Ted, who I have written with for many years. We have had a few of our songs recorded, including some Gospel numbers. Gospel music is a very important element of Bluegrass music and it is essential that we add new songs as time goes on. Gospel will always be a big part of my own songwriting and look forward to share what I have learned with other writers on the subject.