16th Annual Songcrafting Seminar at the Bluebird Cafe Friday, January 24th - Sunday, January 26th 2020
This unique and intimate gathering features two full days of lectures, workshops, critiques, concerts, and a performance presentation that will totally change the way you look at songwriting and performing. To learn more about possible topics to be covered, click here.
Workshops run from 9:00-4:30 Saturday and Sunday at the Bluebird Cafe, with a break for lunch from noon to 1pm. (There are numerous restaurants nearby.) The Bluebird is set up with a nice sound system and has natural light streaming in during the day.
The seminar features lots of lectures by Steve Seskin (writer of seven #1 records), and special guests each day including one of Nashville's most sought-after songwriters, Allen Shamblin, #1 hit songwriter, "I Can't Make You Love Me," "Don't Laugh At Me," "The House That Built Me," "Life's A Dance and many more will be joining us this year. Tom Douglas will also join us for a session on Saturday and at the Saturday evening concert at the Bluebird Cafe. Tom has written many hits including "Grown Men Don't Cry" "Love's The Only House," Little Rock," "I Run To You," Meanwhile Back At Mama's" and "Southern Voice."
Allen and Tom also penned the latest single from Pink and Chris Stapleton, "Love me Anyway." They are two writers I respect greatly, masters of their craft and very adept at verbalizing what they know to other writers. For more info on them, go to www.allenshamblin.com and www.tomdouglasmusic.com.
I'm also excited to announce that Amy Speace will be joining us on Sunday to talk about writing as well as conduct a performance workshop that will blow your mind if you're a performer. We will choose 3 or 4 people for her to work with but trust me everyone will benefit from watching her work. For more info on Amy, go to www.amyspeace.com.
We have a limited amount of spots for the seminar, so register now to make sure you get your spot!
The seminar this year is Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th.
Friday Jan 24th, ITR concert at 9 pm at Douglas Corner with Amy Speace, Steve Seskin and two writers TBA. Tickets for the show are free for workshop participants! It's only $12 for the general public.
Saturday Jan 25th ITR concert at 9:30 pm at the Bluebird Cafe with Tom Douglas, Steve Seskin, Crystal Bowersox and Sinclair. This is a benefit for Alive Hospice so it is not included in the seminar price.
Cost (includes Friday night concert and all Saturday and Sunday workshops): $499.00 Regular Price $450.00 (10% discount!) Special Member Price for members of NSAI, ASCAP, BMI, TSAI, SESAC, NETN, and TAXI
Writers of all skill levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to send one song for Steve to listen to. Of the songs submitted, 5-8 will be chosen to be critiqued during the seminar with an emphasis on what we can all learn from the process.One of these writers will be chosen to perform as a guest artist during the round at Douglas Corner on Friday. To submit your song, please send a lyric as well as an mp3 of the song to Phil Goldberg at email@example.com.
Hour long one-on-one sessions with Steve will be available on Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. The cost for a session is $125. During the hour Steve can take an in depth look at two or three songs. These sessions are only available to seminar participants.
For more information or to arrange a one-on-one session with Steve, contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-298-5981.
Accommodations The closest hotels are: Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Green Hills 2324 Crestmoor Road Nashville, TN 37215
Courtyard By Marriott Nashville Green Hills 3800 Bedford Avenue Nashville TN 37215
Event Coordinator Phil Goldberg email@example.com 615-298-5981
I hope you can join us in January! Meanwhile, happy holidays to you and yours...!
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