Songwriting Workshop This Saturday Dec 12th!
Caroline Aiken + Michelle Malone + Dede Vogt SONGWRITING WORKSHOP + CONCERT
- A helpful assortment of tricks that will help you come up with ideas even when you think you’re stuck
- The qualities that make lyrics great, and how to write good ones yourself
- How a song should be structured – and how it could be structured
- How to give and receive advice that is helpful, constructive, kind, and effective
- The keys to collaborating with other songwriters
- Shortcuts that will allow you to create music for your song even if you don’t play an instrument.
Caroline Aiken has released 9 albums to date, with the first one, 1988’s Line of Vision, featuring Bonnie Raitt on guitars and vocals on two tracks. Her 7th recording, Are We There Yet, Mama?, released in 2005, garnered a first draft ballot nomination for a Grammy award, and as an artist she received two New South CocaCola Awards Nominations, for Best Vocalist and Best Acoustic Guitarist. She has headlined Kerrville (14 times since 1995, in 2010 with The Indigo Girls), Falcon Ridge, and High Sierra festivals, played Bumbershoot, Music Midtown (Atlanta), the GA Music Hall Of Fame mainstage (with the B52’s and Mother’s Finest) and Otis Redding Songwriting Camp. Caroline has also co-headlined The Mendocino Music Festival along with Ruthie Foster, and is a regular attendee at the annual Folk Alliance Conference, as a performer, presenter and educator. When she’s not touring or recording, Caroline also teaches her workshop “Zen and the Art of Performance” at music camps nationally and internationally.
After being an Arista artist and making a record for them produced by Patti Smith guitarist, Lenny Kaye, Malone became a pioneer of the indie movement. She started her own record label, SBS Records, in 1992 and began making her way down an independent musician’s rocky road. She’s now fortified with experience, having already released 13 studio recordings, played 1000’s of shows around the globe, and had songs used in TV shows like True Blood and Dawson’s Creek. For the last year, she’s been a part of the touring band of Kristian Bush, singer for Country supergroup, SugarLand. In between, she’s duetted with Gregg Allman, been backed by keyboard legend, Chuck Leavell and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and played everywhere they allow music. In short, Malone has paid her dues.
Dede has earned a gold record for her work with The Indigo Girls and sings with a deep, husky voice that echoes with experience. She is responsible for helping to nurture the Atlanta music scene and has led the way for folk musicians for quite some time. As a multi-instrumentalist, her wide range of influences and provocative style help to create magic. “She has been my idol for so long, I used to sneak into her shows at The Harvest Moon Saloon when I was 16 and then I’d come home and try to play her songs. She is the backbone and then I’d come home and try to play her songs. She is the backbone of the acoustic scene.”
Workshop: 5:00 p.m.
Concert: 8:00 p.m. doors at 7:00 p.m.
Concert Only – General Admission
Workshop + Concert
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