In late 2012 Joan Langford asked me to join her husband Andy and others for a songwriting group we have come to call Lincoln Avenue Songwriters Society or LASS for short! In February of 2014 we filled KGNU's Kabaret studio for a live on the air songwriters in the round performance! I white knuckled my way through an original song of my own too! I owe my new found confidence to this group setting that is a soundboard for ideas, suggestions and support every step of the way.
Joan Langford who has spent most of her adult life performing and writing has asked me to help teach the craft of songwriting in Louisville CO.. What an honor! Our current plan is for two separate six week courses that are tailored for beginner and advanced songwriters. We will combine our individual expertise, Joan's is in lyric writing and mine in music theory.
Both classes have the same goal in that the songwriter will improve their individual craft abilities through lyric exercises, music theory insights and analysis of the classics. We can't tell you how to write a hit song but we can work on the details and building blocks of what a great song encompasses and show you ways to improve your efforts. Through networking within the group there could be co-writing, live performances and number of other collaborative events. From my experience working with LASS I appreciate the value it has brought to this individual.
To stay up to date with our progress please contact me for more info as it develops. We are working towards a spring start date.
Most happy with a guitar around my neck though it is starting to weigh me down!