Kate Campbell ~ Fixing and Finishing

by Kate Campbell.
Over the course of writing a song we usually get stuck somewhere along the way. This weekend everyone goes home with a new, complete song. We’ll “sketch” out our ideas, fill in the gaps and a watch structure emerge. Bring your writing utensils, musical instruments and notebooks — ready to start sketching — and plan to take home some new tools for your tool box.

John D. Lamb

Singer-songwriter, John D. Lamb is the director of Springfed Arts, a nonprofit organization that inspires folks in the craft of writing, be it prose or song, the performance of works, spoken or sung. He directed the first annual Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters in Harbor Springs, Michigan, November of 1995.  Since …

Mark Dann

Mark Dann

Mark Dann is a professional recording engineer and sideman/bass player extraordinaire. For more than 30 years, he has worked with hundreds of artists at his studios in New York City and Woodstock, including engineering and playing on the legendary Fast Folk Musical Magazine recordings.    

Penny Nichols

Like many musicians in the Sixties, Penny Nichols started her career as a folk singer in coffeehouses around Orange County, CA. She shared the stage with legendary artists such as Jackson Browne, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies, Jennifer Warnes and Mary McCaslin. In 1964 …

David Roth

David Roth has taught at nearly every WinterSongs and SummerSongs since the camps began in 1999. He’s a singer, songwriter, recording artist, community builder, and masterfully inclusive instructor (he also won Kerrville’s New Folk Award in 1986 and was the landslide top vote-getter at Falcon Ridge’s Emerging Artist Showcase in 1996). …

Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright

Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only …