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Songwriting: On the Trail of a Song with Carl Jones

Join the Handmade Music School for an all level songwriting workshop with Carl Jones on March 10th, 2018 from 10:00-12:00. Cost is $25.00.

In this workshop, Carl mainly wants to encourage everyone to give themselves a license to noodle and just to make it a habit to be creative on a daily basis. We will explore some ideas together and hopefully surprise ourselves with some great song sparks that inspire us to enjoy the rambling, unexpected, fun, journey that songwriting can be. Bring your instrument of choice if you like, a pad and pencil, recording device, or just an open mind. Carl may play a few song examples along the way but mainly just keep it in mind that anything can happen and it is a good thing!

Carl Jones is an American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is widely respected for his instrumental talents and original songs about the joys and tribulations of day-to-day life in the South. Carl’s songs have been recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins with Tony Rice, and others. His song Last Time On The Road was on the grammy-award-winning album Unleased by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Originally born in Macon, Georgia, Carl currently lives in Galax, Virginia with wife and musical partner – fiddler, Erynn Marshall. In the 1980’s he played mandolin with James Bryan, Norman and Nancy Blake as part of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble and during the same period won 3rd place and a guitar in the fingerpick-guitar category at Winfield, KS. Carl has recorded many CD’s including Traveling Star featuring his original songs and a 2015 duet album Sweet Memories Never Leave with Marshall which has received great reviews. Carl is known for his fine musicianship on many stringed instruments, keen sense of humor, evocative songwriting, and as a charismatic teacher. Carl has performed or taught all over the United States, Canada and Europe.

*Minimum required. Workshop is subject to cancellation. Please sign up in advance, we appreciate your understanding!

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