Augusta, Smoky Mountains Songwriters' Festival, Writing, and PorchFest

Hi all, I've been busy (not just making music), so I wanted to update you on what I've been doing.  I had a wonderful time at Vocal Week the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, where I got to take a songwriting class from the legendary Alice Gerrard and a blues class from the amazing legend-in-the-making Rhiannon Giddens!  Wheeee!  I also was able to facilitate a songwriters' sharing circle, which brought a nice group together from various Augusta classes to share originals and listen to each other. While at Augusta, I knocked out one of my songwriting goals for the year, co-writing with another songwriter, and it went really well!  I wrote a children's song with another songwriter from my songwriting class, and everyone in the class performed our co-written songs for the Class showcase at the end of the week.  I have a renewed faith in the possibilities of co-writing, so if you are looking to co-write drop me a line!  

Aug. 26-28, 2016 I'm off to the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, TN.  I'll get to hear loads of songs from Nashville writers and other songwriters from all over, and I'm playing a set at Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill on Saturday, August 27 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   I'll be debuting two new songs during my set, so stop by if you are in the area for the festival! Getting selected to play for a festival was another one of my musical goals for the year.  I've also been informed that I am going to play at Adams Morgan PorchFest in DC on October 1, so keep your eyes out for the announcement of which porch I'm playing and when closer to that date.  Have a great rest of your summer, and go see live music when you can!

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