Songwriting Workshop

New 3-Month Series!
1/30, 2/27, 3/29

Our new songwriting workshop starts up in January with local songwriter and performer Jud Caswell. If you have a song in your heart, Jud can help you finish it!

Open to songwriters of all levels and abilities.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support. Please bring 10 copies of your lyrics to share. We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time to share 6 or 7 songs each night.
 
We will begin each session with a short discussion of some of the elements of songwriting craft and move on to sharing our songs. Feedback will be focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.
 
It is the goal of the workshop to provide a safe place to grow your songwriting ability!
 

Here’s a bit about our leader, Jud Caswell
Maine-based Jud Caswell has played folk festivals from Texas to Oregon and won some of the best songwriting contests in the country.  He has appeared at iconic venues and at celebrated festivals across the country. While his music is often compared to James Taylor and David Wilcox, his songs draw on a long musical history and wide-ranging influences from jazz and Piedmont blues to contemporary folk and rock.  Wilcox offers his own praise, acclaiming Caswell as “much more than a great singer and guitar player, Jud’s songs take you into the storyteller’s world with clear images and characters that come to life for the listener.” Maine Today is even more emphatic: “Jud Caswell is an enormously talented lyricist, composer, performer, and producer. It’s only a matter of time before he’s discovered by the rest of the world; you should discover him now.” Jud has a degree in music from Dartmouth College and has taught songwriting to students of all ages and ability levels.