I will guide you through the process of writing a song or completing one that you're stuck on, and you will create an original melody and lyrics (that you will own). Maybe you've had a melody in your head, or lyrics scribbled on a napkin or your iPhone and didn't know how to put them together in a song. Even if you can't sing or play an instrument, you can write a song. I'll bring my guitar and piano app and we will break down the elements of how a song is created from the ground up. You will leave our session with a recording of the song you wrote. No censorship or limits put on the content (barring hate speech), it can be as sweet, political, risque, or heartfelt as you want. If you don't sing or play an instrument, I got you. I've played covers in my time. NOTE: We work on one (1) song in this session. So if you are booking a group or are joining a group of “new friends” be prepared to collaborate. Otherwise just book yourself (or you and your friend) and I’ll block out the other spots.
I have traveled the world with my guitar, playing in clubs from San Francisco and Austin to Galway, Ireland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Dunedin, New Zealand. As a performer, teacher, and songwriter with over 300 songs to my credit, spanning the genres of old school soul to country, pop and Americana, I bring 30 years of experience to our time together.
a guitar and piano app. a digital file of the sound recording or chord structures for you to play at home.
Cosmic Coffee & Beer is a great hangout, with the classic expansive Austin front yard, with fire pits, fairy lights, food trucks and HUGE live chickens, which inspire creativity. It's a gathering place for all the creators in Austin.
Feel free to message me with any question, or just to let me know what you're hoping to get out of the experience. If you have any prior songwriting or musical knowledge I'd love to hear about it.